Owner of San Antonio chicken joint serving up life lessons to his employees
SAN ANTONIO – For most of his life, Eddie Chatman has worked in the food industry. His restaurant off South W.W. White Road, Chatman’s Chicken, has been a staple on the East Side for 18 years. Their menu features fried chicken, tenders, liver, gizzards, hot wings and fried pork riblets. A lot of the employees that work for him are students, and he makes sure whenever they move on they have learned some life lessons. Luckily, he’s been able to stay open the entire time as his customers keep coming in to eat his popular fried chicken.
Every minute its a different thing for Southtown restaurant pivoting to stay open amid pandemic
SAN ANTONIO As many small businesses try to figure out how to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, The Good Kind in Southtown is thankful theyve been able to keep their doors open. Throughout the past several months, Chef Tim McDiarmid has had to switch gears and try different tactics. One of the biggest advantages The Good Kind has over many restaurants is an acre of outdoor dining space available for customers. The Good Kind is located at 1127 S. St. Marys and is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Related Content:I dont think I could survive another month': Pandemic hurting business at Leon Valley RestaurantWe dont know what lies ahead: West side Mexican restaurant struggles amid COVID-19 pandemicPapas Burgers opens new location
I dont think I could survive another month: Pandemic hurting business at Leon Valley restaurant
Neptor Gudiel has been working hard with his staff to keep orders rolling out, but the COVID-19 pandemic has really left the restaurant struggling. "It's a little tough for us, I was thinking about closing the restaurant up three weeks ago," Gudiel said. "I don't think we could survive another month if we don't get business inside," Gudiel said. Machu Picchu Peruvian Grill is open Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 7007 Bandera Rd. Related Content:We dont know what lies ahead': West side Mexican restaurant struggles amid COVID-19 pandemicPapas Burgers opens new locationGet your barbecue fix at Leon Valley restaurant
‘We don’t know what lies ahead’: West Side Mexican restaurant struggles amid COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – For over 40 years Gilbert's Mexican Restaurant has been a staple on the west side. The last few months have caused owner Gilbert Rodriguez to feel stressed and often times depressed. “I never thought this was going to happen and it scares me because we don’t know what lies ahead,” Rodriguez said. The first time we visited the restaurant for Flavor Favs back in 2016, the place was jammed packed and full of energy. Gilbert’s Mexican Restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday and is located at 8138 Marbach Rd.
Papa’s Burgers set to open new location in spite of COVID-19 pandemic challenges
Papa’s Burgers set to open new location in spite of COVID-19 pandemic challengesPublished: June 5, 2020, 6:58 amMany local restaurants are facing numerous obstacles to stay afloat during the current coronavirus pandemic. One local restaurant owner is trusting in his faith to open a second location.
Papa’s Burgers set to open new location in spite of COVID-19 pandemic challenges
SAN ANTONIO – Many local restaurants are facing numerous obstacles to stay afloat during the current coronavirus pandemic. One local restaurant owner is trusting in his faith to open a second location. Papa’s Burgers has been serving some of the best burgers in the city on Old Highway 90. Black-owned restaurants in San Antonio you can support“We don’t want to simply open the door to another burger place, but we want to set the bar higher,” Walker said. Burger Map: Take a tour of San Antonio burger joints
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It’s a Mexican soup made with beef tripe, the stomach lining of the cow, and hominy. Currently, the dish can be found at restaurants all over San Antonio, but most prefer a homemade bowl. Clean and cut beef tripe into small pieces. In a large pot put beef tripe and pour water into the pot until filled just over the tripe. After 3 hours of stewing taste to see if beef tripe is soft enough to eat and not too chewy.
KSAT Flavor Favs: Picnikins Patio Cafe
Recently, we asked our viewers who had the best soup in town, and one place mentioned was Picnikins Patio Café. They now have two locations in San Antonio, one at 6901 Blanco Road and another at 5811 University Heights Boulevard. “Sandwiches, salads, soups, especially that poblano soup.”It’s one of San Antonio’s favorite soups, the roast poblano soup. “She’s the one that created the soup.”Bezuidenhout said that on average, both locations go through about 40 gallons of poblano soup a week. Picnikins Patio Café may have started out as a small place, but it has become a San Antonio staple.
KSAT Flavor Favs: Earl Abel's
SAN ANTONIO – From fried chicken to meat loaf, Earl Abel's is considered a San Antonio dining institution. "Earl Abel's is southern, home-style, comfort food," owner Roger Arias said. "We say it's a San Antonio tradition, but it really is a tradition here in San Antonio for San Antonians to come out en masse to Earl Abel's restaurant," Arias said. Earl Abel's also prepares packages to go. From steady regular customers to loyal employees, Earl Abel's now blends the past with the present.
KSAT Flavor Favs: O'liva
SAN ANTONIO – Located in Plaza de Armas in the city's center, O'liva brings a farm-to-table concept to downtown San Antonio. With several partnerships involved with the restaurant, owner Chuck Hernandez is putting a lot of focus on healthier ingredients being used. "O'liva is Spanish for olive," Hernandez said. The restaurant is also gearing up for the holidays and giving customers a reason to not have to cook this Thanksgiving. With the guidance of City Council, Hernandez and his staff are hoping O'liva promotes healthier lifestyles and nourishes customers' bodies and souls.
KSAT Flavor Favs: The Old Main Association
SAN ANTONIO – KSAT Flavor Favs: The Old Main AssociationLocal tavern serving San Antonio comfort food with a twistIt's only been open for a little over three weeks, but there is already a lot of buzz about The Old Main Association. Located at 2512 N. Main Ave., The Old Main Association is becoming the place to stop to have a drink or try some of the unique menu items. That's right, the bun is made out of pan de huevo, and this new take on the burger is being called San Antonio comfort food. "This is San Antonio; it's a newer way of San Antonio," Morales said. Whether you stop by for a drink or grab a bite to eat, The Old Main Association is a place you can relish the old-school vibe but with a San Antonio flare.
KSAT Flavor Favs: Everybody Loves Raymond's
SAN ANTONIO – Located in far South Bexar County, it's worth the drive to visit Everybody Loves Raymond's, located at 18600 Pleasanton Rd. It's a family affair at this restaurant, where the Diaz Family has had the place open for over 20 years. The place serves food like chicken fried steaks and crispy tacos, but lately has been focusing a lot on their burgers. At one point, Everybody Loves Raymond's was only making 20 burgers a week. But as long as we just stay focused and stay growing gradually, then we'll be alright," Diaz said.
KSAT Flavor Favs: Ray's Drive Inn
SAN ANTONIO – It's all about tradition and family at Ray's Drive Inn. Ray Lopez opened the place in the '50s but later, because of his health, sold it to his younger brother, Arthur Lopez. First called crispy tacos, Arthur Lopez later renamed them Puffy Tacos, and Ray's Drive Inn is known as being the home of the original Puffy Taco. Arthur Lopez took the Puffy Taco very serious and would have it trademarked in 1992. Next year will mark the 60th anniversary for Ray's Drive Inn, and the Lopez family hopes the place continues to have a lasting legacy and always be known as the home of the Puffy Taco.
KSAT Flavor Favs: Tip Top Café
One restaurant here in town is known for their homemade pie and also their comfort food. Tip Top Café has been a staple in San Antonio since 1938. For over 75 years, Tip Top Café has been serving many here in San Antonio, and one of the favorite menu items is the chicken fried steak. Right away you notice the difference as the gravy is placed underneath, so the chicken fried steak doesn’t get soggy. “It’s a wonderful honor to serve the city of San Antonio,” said DeWese.