Trending
MOST READ

Best Salsa Club

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

Texas Law Leaves Abortion Out of Reach for Many Women

News: Texas’ sweeping abortion law has already eliminated all abortion clinics south of San Antonio, and the last clinic west of the city is expected to close... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 8/27/2014
How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

Screens: See if you can spot the common thread that is pulling at the seams of the Texas film industry. On NBC’s The Night Shift, a stock-written staff... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Cityscrapes: A race to the convention floor

Cityscrapes: A race to the convention floor

News: “Conventions go to the city which exerts the greatest efforts to secure them. San Antonio can get any convention that it goes after.” That was the position... By Heywood Sanders 8/27/2014
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Happy Hour Hound

Spectacular Saturday time-killing

Photo: Courtesy photo, License: N/A

Courtesy photo


Rare is the Saturday happy hour, but Luce is bucking the trend. "These tables would otherwise be empty at this hour," says owner Joe Buonincontri. To add further incentive to the 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday program, he puts all his regular appetizers on sale for half off. It's a huge and tempting list in which a hand-tossed personal pizza maxes out at $6 (I enjoyed the funghi and took half of it home), a seafood salad (pictured below) can be had for $5.50 (the good medley only needed a little lemon), and fried rice balls with house-made mozzarella and a Bolognese sauce are a mere $3.50.

The house gin martini, carefully shaken with Seagram's by a charming bartender who confessed to two weeks of bartending school (exams both Fridays), will set you back $5. It's filled to the brim but may be the one argument for going for better booze — or opting for the vodka variety where it matters less. She stirred the good stuff, Rémy VSOP, Cointreau, and fresh lemon juice, in a rocks glass to make the classic Sidecar. Good Job: it was $9 but worth it. Italian and Belgian beers are only $3, and two Italian wines run $4 for a generous glass, making for a very good way to far l'ora (kill some time) happily before dinner here or elsewhere.

Luce Ristorante & Enoteca

11255 Huebner Road
(210) 561-9700
lucesanantonio.com

Recently in Food & Drink
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus