GLASS BASH: Wimberley Glassworks hosts 30th anniversary celebration
Wimberley Glassworks hosted a Pearl of a Party on Saturday to celebrate three decades of introducing guests to the ancient art of glass blowing.The event at Wimberley Glassworks Gallery and Studio fea[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
“X” is an VII out of X
“X” is a slasher film from director Ti West, and it stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow and Scott Mescudi. The film takes place in Texas in the late ‘70s, and it follows the cast and crew of an adult film as they stay on an old couple’s rural property in order...trinitonian.com
Ruth Pearl, seeker of justice for her murdered journalist son, Daniel, dies at 85
Mrs. Pearl, who survived a pogrom against Iraqi Jews in her youth, helped establish a foundation in memory of her son, a Wall Street Journal reporter abducted and beheaded by Islamic militants in Pakistan in 2002.washingtonpost.com
Coming soon: Remakes of Nintendo classics will be released in November
The Nintendo Switch remakes of "Pokémon Diamond" and "Pearl," classics first released in 2006, will come out on Nov. 19.The big picture: As much as the video game industry and its culture focus on the novelty of new releases, 2021 is shaping up to be a showcase for the appeal of the old.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free."Pokémon Brilliant Diamond" and "Pokémon Shining Pearl" will claim yet another spot on the release calendar for new versions of games millions of people have already played.Production delays due to COVID, tied with the ever-increasing difficulty of making new games is resulting in more visibility for remakes, remasters, and other recycled efforts.Game publishers have mined their back catalog for decades. The abundance of reissues and their rising prominence in 2021 is what's startling.The "Pokémon" releases will come just a week after Rockstar starts selling an "expanded and enhanced" version of 2013's "Grand Theft Auto V," a game that has already shipped 145 million copies.Between the lines: May 2021 has been rife with reissues and the many reasons for them:May 14: EA's "Mass Effect Legendary Edition," a chart-topping remaster of a trio of sci-fi games from a decade ago, is an attempted franchise revival.May 18: Sony's release of its formerly PlayStation-exclusive "Days Gone" to PC continued the trend of Microsoft and Sony expanding their audience by putting their games on previously verboten platforms.May 21: Nintendo's Switch release of 2017 Nintendo 3DS game "Miitopia" hit in the midst of an extraordinarily successful company effort to re-sell games, some of which floundered on older platforms, on its ubiquitous newer machine.Don't forget the new consoles. Publishers see a chance to shine up recent games and try to sell them again on the new generation of consoles.See “GTA,” but also next month’s expanded version of 2020’s “Final Fantasy VII Remake,” which was itself already a radical remake of a classic game. Older games also help add value to expanding catalogue services, most prominently Xbox Game Pass, which keeps showcasing the acquisition of classic content--a range of beloved “Final Fantasy” games, a whole series of “Yakuza” titles, etc.The bottom line: As much as some fans crave new games, all of these reissues are arguably a healthy development.Reissues defy the old currents that would cause most games, even the biggest, to largely exit the public eye within a year or two after release.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freenews.yahoo.com
New space for photo, video shoots opening up at the Pearl
Pearl Studio is open for businesses, individuals, photographers and videographers. Pearl Studio, a 9,000-square-foot space with enough room for lifestyle and business content creation, is now available for people and businesses, officials announced this week. “We are thrilled to debut Pearl Studio, which will generate multi-use seasonal narrative content for Pearl, its tenants, partners, and third-party clients,” Elizabeth Fauerso, the Pearl’s chief marketing officer, said in a news release. Pearl Studio is open for businesses, individuals, photographers and videographers. (Courtesy, Pearl)Pearl Studio is open for businesses, individuals, photographers and videographers.
San Antonio business owners share split opinions on lifting mask mandate
SAN ANTONIO – Texas is now 100% open, and while the state no longer has a mask mandate in place, face coverings may still be required at some businesses. Many businesses at the Pearl still require customers to wear masks, including Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery. Customers must wear a mask when they enter the restaurant. “We even had people yesterday that were trying to come through and not wear a mask, even though it’s still required. They will be encouraging customers to wear a mask but will not require it.
Hotel Emma on U.S. News & World Report's list of best hotels of 2021
One of San Antonio's most iconic hotels was named as one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Hotel Emma, located at the Pearl, was ranked 23 out of 50 in the publication's list of Top Hotels in the U.S. for 2021. Hotel Emma wasn't the only Texas hotel to make the list, The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston was also a favorite. The two Lone Star luxuries were also joined by places like the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles and The Langham in Chicago. The Four Seasons Resort Lanai In Hawaii came in as the best hotel in the country for 2021, according to the list.mysanantonio.com
Pakistan orders man acquitted in Pearl murder off death row
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Pakistani-British man acquitted of the 2002 gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl off 'death row' and moved to a so-called government 'safe-house'. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Pakistani-British man acquitted of the 2002 gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl off death row and moved to a so-called government “safe house." In the government-run safe house, Sheikh will be under a 24-hour guard — often by military personnel — and will not be allowed to leave the house. AdLast week’s ruling that exonerated Sheikh also exonerated another three men accused in Pearl’s murder who had been serving life sentences. They too were ordered on Tuesday to be held in a safe house.
EXPLAINER: What’s next if Pakistan frees man in Pearl murder
Pakistan is scrambling to manage the fallout of a Supreme Court decision to free the Pakistani-British man accused in the 2002 beheading of American Journalist Daniel Pearl. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is scrambling to manage the fallout from a decision by the country's Supreme Court to free the Pakistani-British man accused in the 2002 beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl. According to the Pearl family lawyer, Faisal Siddiqi, this means that doubt about the guilt of one translates into a doubt about all. The provincial Sindh government has taken the last remaining legal step by filing a review petition Friday with the Supreme Court. Defying the Supreme Court order to free Sheikh could again leave the Sindh government facing contempt charges.
Top Pakistan court orders release of man once convicted in Daniel Pearl's brutal murder
Islamabad — Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the release Thursday of a Pakistani-British man convicted and later acquitted in the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. The court also dismissed an appeal of Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh's acquittal by Pearl's family and the Pakistani government. The Pearl family urged both the U.S. and Pakistani governments to take action to "correct this injustice." Siddiqi, the Pearl family lawyer, had expected it would advance his case. The court is expected to release a detailed explanation for Thursday's decision in the coming days.cbsnews.com
Pakistan court orders release of man accused in Pearl death
(AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered on Thursday the release of a Pakistani-British man convicted and later acquitted in the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. The court also dismissed an appeal of Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh's acquittal filed by Pearl’s family and the Pakistani government. The “Supreme Court is the court of last resort,” Murtaza Wahab, Sindh's law minister, told The Associated Press. A three-judge Supreme Court ruled 2 to 1 to uphold Sheikh’s acquittal and ordered him released, according to the Pearl family lawyer. Siddiqi, the Pearl family lawyer, had expected it would advance his case.
Pakistani suspect admits to role in Daniel Pearl’s beheading
(AP Photo/Waseem Khan)ISLAMABAD – After 18 years of denial, the Pakistani suspect convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl has told a court he played a “minor" role in the killing, the Pearl family lawyer said Wednesday. The appeal was filed by Pearl's family and the Pakistan government. Nowhere in the three-page letter addressed to the Sindh High Court did the British-born Sheikh elaborate or say exactly what his allegedly “minor” role in Pearl's slaying involved. The appeal is expected to wrap up this week, said Siddiqi, the Pearl family attorney. The acquittal last April stunned the U.S. government, Pearl’s family and journalism advocacy groups.
The Bottling Department at the Pearl now offering tableside ordering, delivery
Robin Jerstad /ContributorThe Bottling Department at the Pearl on Wednesday began offering outdoor tableside ordering in an effort to help keep customers and businesses safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Customers can use a QR code at 26 select outdoor tables at Pearl Park to place orders for delivery from multiple Bottling Department vendors in one transaction, allowing the customer to skip lines and avoid going indoors.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio’s Pearl food hall now offering digital tableside ordering at outdoor seating
click to enlarge Courtesy PearlIn response to the pandemic, the Pearl’s Bottling Department has launched QR code-based tableside ordering for customers dining just outside the multi-restaurant food hall.The tech upgrade allows guests at designated tables to avoid going indoors, skip lines and order from multiple vendors in one transaction. Guests are also able to reorder food and drinks using the system.The system is available at 26 marked tables in Pearl Park, located adjacent the food hall. Guests in those seats can access menus, order and pay in one transaction using provided QR codes.Goodies from every food hall vendor — including Bud’s Southern Rotisserie, Fletcher’s Hamburgers, Tenko Ramen, Mi Roti, Chilaquil and The Bar — are available through the new ordering system, which goes online Wednesday.sacurrent.com
U.S. "stands ready to take custody" of man convicted in journalist Daniel Pearl's murder
The acting U.S. attorney general said Tuesday the United States "stands ready" to try a militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl whose release was ordered by a Pakistani court. "If, however, those efforts do not succeed, the United States stands ready to take custody of Omar Sheikh to stand trial here," the statement said. "We cannot allow him to evade justice for his role in Daniel Pearl's abduction and murder." Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is seen in this undated file photo. Pearl was South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal when he was abducted in Karachi in January 2002 while researching a story about Islamist militants.cbsnews.com
New restaurants, green space, new parking coming to the Pearl in 2021
SAN ANTONIO – If you don’t know about the Pearl, it’s a unique 22-acre complex just north of Downtown with green spaces, local restaurants, Hotel Emma and small businesses. It is a popular destination here in the Alamo City, and there are more attractions on the way for 2021. And one of the reasons for the new parking is the addition of new restaurants. Also, Best Quality Daughter opened on Mueller, and that’s really been exciting as well,” Fauerso said. The goal is to be a place where San Antonio shines, and when the city grows, so does small business.
San Antonio-based Pabst Blue Ribbon debuts new alcoholic canned coffee
click image Instagram / yahniscoscThe beer company behind Lone Star, Pearl and its namesake Pabst Blue Ribbon has had a busy year.Pabst announced plans to relocate its headquarters back to San Antonio develop a downtown culture park and relaunch its Pearl xXx American lager . It also struck a multi-million dollar deal securing the rights to sell and distribute Jack Daniel's pre-made cocktails.Now, to close out 2020, the brewer will make its Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee available in 35 Alamo City retail locations. It unveiled the caffeinated brew earlier this year and has conducted a staggered launch.In a release, 176-year-old Pabst said its 5% ABV canned coffee “balances a rich creamy blend with a whipped vanilla flavor.”While the Original version of Pabst's Hard Coffee is now on local convenience and liquor store shelves, looks like we'll need to wait for its Cold Brew version. That variety — which boasts a “slightly sweet, dairy free” 4.2% ABV experience — is currently available only in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois.sacurrent.com
Court orders release of man charged in Daniel Pearl killing
(AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)KARACHI – A provincial court in Pakistan ordered the release of a British-born Pakistani man charged in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. Sheikh was acquitted earlier this year of murdering Pearl, but has been held while Pearl's family appeals the acquittal. However, Siddiqi said the Sindh provincial government is appealing the order to release Sheikh. The U.S. State Department in a series of tweets said it was “deeply concerned” by the court order. Siddiqi, the Pearl family lawyer, said he expects the appeal to be decided by the Supreme Court by the end of January.
Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis
The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The civil complaint being filed Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 points to the role Walmarts pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and by unlawfully distributing controlled substances to the pharmacies during the height of the opioid crisis, the person said. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)WASHINGTON – The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill even potentially suspicious prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. The civil complaint filed points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the crisis by filling opioid prescriptions and Walmart's own responsibility for the allegedly illegal distribution of controlled substances to the pharmacies at the height of the opioid crisis. The suit said that only later did Walmart allow pharmacists to do blanket refusals for these suspect practices.
San Antonio-based Pabst Brewing Company strikes major deal with Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails
click to enlarge Facebook / Pabst Blue RibbonThe 176-year-old conglomerate behind Lone Star, Pearl and its namesake Pabst Blue Ribbon has negotiated a deal to include ready-to-drink Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails in its product offerings.The agreement, effective in April, gives San Antonio-based Pabst exclusive rights to sell and distribute both Jack Daniel’s pre-made cocktails and any future flavored malt beverages from the brand.“We are thrilled to bring together two classic American companies, both backed by iconic brands with over 150 years of American history,” Pabst General Manager Matt Bruhn said in a release. “Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails will form an integral part of Pabst’s expanding portfolio of flavored malt beverages, and we look forward to leveraging Pabst’s unique distribution platform to unlock the potential of one of America’s most authentic brands.”The bottled bevs, introduced in 1992, are currently available in eight flavors, including Berry Punch, Black Jack Cola, Southern Citrus and Watermelon Punch. They clock in at around 4% ABV.This won't be the brewer's first foray into the non-suds market, however. In 2019, Pabst debuted its Hard Coffee, a malted beverage mixed with real coffee, sugar, vanilla and milk.sacurrent.com
New French restaurant to open at the Pearl
SAN ANTONIO – The Pearl, one of San Antonio’s most iconic locations, is getting a new French restaurant - Brasserie Mon Chou Chou which will open to the public at 3 p.m. on December 7. Brasserie Mon Chou Chou will feature French comfort foods and flavorful dishes from regions throughout France. Originally scheduled to open in November, the new restaurant is expected to be more informal than a typical French restaurant “serving full dinner options but also allowing for a more casual atmosphere of just wine, oysters, cheese plates, and more,” according to restaurant officials. “Mon Chou Chou” is a French term of endearment that roughly translates to “sweetie” or “darling.”French-born executive chef Laurent Réa will be the head chef for Brasserie Mon Chou Chou. The restaurant is expected to be open from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays.
Pearl developer Silver Ventures plans to build 265 apartments across the San Antonio River
click to enlarge Courtesy Image / Don B. McDonaldThe Elmira Apartments is a 7-story apartment building planned for 1126 E. Elmira St.Pearl developer Silver Ventures is planning to build a 265-unit, 7-story apartment building on East Elmira Street, on the other side of the San Antonio River’s Museum Reach from the Pearl’s main campus. The project would be the fourth major multifamily development by Silver Ventures, and would push the Pearl’s apartment total past 900 units. click to enlargeThe HDRC agenda item for the Elmira Apartments describes a seven-level “precast parking garage” wrapped with mostly apartments, and some live-work units and retail on the ground level, including a coffee shop. It’s unclear how much it will cost to build the project, what kind of incentives Silver Ventures is pursuing from governmental entities, and what the timeline looks like. Bill Shown, Silver Ventures’ managing director for real estate, didn’t immediately respond to an email inquiry Monday morning.sacurrent.com
Pearl announces socially distanced programs, events for holiday season
These are the holiday events, programs and other offerings from the Pearl this year:Holiday Gifting 4 Good: The Pearl and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County will partner for Holiday Gifting 4 Good. The program allows shoppers to buy gift packages from businesses at the Pearl, with a portion of the proceeds going to the United Way. The program allows shoppers to buy gift packages from businesses at the Pearl, with a portion of the proceeds going to the United Way. Pearl Farmers Market holiday gift boxes: From Nov. 27-Dec. 18, shoppers can buy curated gift boxes filled with goods from regional producers, farmers and business owners. Orders From Nov. 27-Dec. 18, shoppers can buy curated gift boxes filled with goods from regional producers, farmers and business owners.
San Antonio’s Pearl is going to look different in 2021 with parking lot transforming into green space
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s historic Pearl is transforming once again with the addition of more green space as the area shifts focus to become more pedestrian-friendly. The Full Goods parking lot in front of Green Vegetarian Cuisine will transform into green space as the center of the Pearl is expected to become vehicle-free, according to a spokesperson for the Pearl. Parking will also look different with the nearly 3,000 parking spaces available changing from free to a tiered system that costs $6 - $10 for premium spaces while free parking will also still be available. The Stable Lot, which has 65+ spaces will be the first lot to transition to a premium lot. A Pearl spokesperson told KSAT there will be three categories of parking at Pearl: premium, standard, and free.
Prepare your pocketbook for parking lot changes at San Antonio’s Pearl development
click to enlarge Nick Simoniteclick to enlarge Courtesy PearlConstruction on the Full Goods green space will begin early next year and is estimated to be completed by fall of 2021. Get ready to spend even more money when visiting San Antonio’s Pearl complex.The popular mixed-used development is accelerating a project to offer more vehicle-free, pedestrian-focused areas, effectively eliminating the free Full Goods parking lot on the complex’s north side.“As Pearl evolves, we seek to build pedestrian connectivity and increased green space. This evolution requires us to treat parking as an amenity with a tiered approach — from premium to free,” Pearl Chief Marketing Officer Elizabeth Fauerso said in a statement.Beginning this month, Pearl will partner with LAZ Parking to manage its nearly 3,000 parking spots. There will still be free spots in the Koehler garage.The Full Goods parking lot will transform to green space similar to those in front of the Bottling Department food hall and the restaurant Cured. Construction on the Full Goods green space will begin early next year and is estimated to be completed by fall of 2021.The Stable Lot — off Avenue A — is the first lot to transition to the pay-to-park model, already charging by-the-hour rates for its 65-plus spaces.sacurrent.com
Parking at the Pearl will now cost you depending on the lot
Big changes are underway at The Pearl, including paid parking and more green spaces. Phase 1 of the plan includes additional outdoor seating and a tiered parking system which will cost visitors depending on which lot they choose. RELATED: Dave Chappelle was at The Pearl again, this time with other comedians“As Pearl evolves, we seek to build pedestrian connectivity and increased green space. This evolution requires us to treat parking as an amenity with a tiered approach — from premium to free,” Pearl Chief Marketing Officer Elizabeth Fauerso said in a release. The Pearl is partnering with LAZ Parking to usher in the change, which will come with a text-to-pay system.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio fan Dave Chappelle visited the Pearl again this weekend
click image Instagram / ardiefuquaMo Amer (left), Ashley Barnhill, Dave Chappelle and Ardie Fuqua pose for a snapshot at Hotel Havana. Dave Chappelle just can't stay away from San Antonio. The Pearl wasn't the only spot Chappelle visited — he posed with the group for a photo outside of Hotel Havana. According to MySA, Chappelle was seen in the Pearl complex near Brasserie Mon Chou Chou on Saturday. San Antonians at the complex over the weekend also reported sightings:The C on his mask gave it away.sacurrent.com
Pearl developer Silver Ventures buys full city block on San Antonio's Museum Reach
click to enlarge Ben Olivo / SA HeronSilver Ventures recently bought this building on East Josephine Street. The Pearl is primed to grow further north after its developer Silver Ventures purchased a full city block at the northern limit of the River Walk’s Museum Reach. Silver Ventures bought the 2.2-acre property at 102 E. Josephine St. in late September from Illinois company Glenmorangie LLC, county property records show. Silver Ventures has been buying up property around the Pearl in recent years to accommodate its expansion plans. Shown declined to comment on how much Silver Ventures paid for the East Josephine property.sacurrent.com
Justice Department Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against Pearl, Mississippi Property Owners and Rental Agent
The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that the owners, operators and rental agent of several apartment complexes in Pearl, Mississippi, violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against African Americans based on their race. The lawsuit is based on the results of testing conducted by the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center and a Charge of Discrimination issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”). This uncivilized and cruel discrimination hurts people; it must end, now, and the Department of Justice is determined to put a stop to it. The lawsuit alleges that SSM Properties and Steven and Sheila Maulding are legally responsible for Roe’s alleged discrimination because he worked as their rental agent. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin and disability.justice.gov
New Asian-American restaurant at the Pearl sets opening date
Best Quality Daughter, an Asian-American restaurant, will open for limited reservations on Friday, but a grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 17. Best Quality Daughter is an expansion of their pop-up dinner concept. An interior rendering of Best Quality Daughter at the Pearl complex. (Courtesy, Pearl)Salt 'n Pepper King Crab from Best Quality Daughter. (Courtesy, Pearl)
The Pearl then and now: See before and after photos of iconic brewery
SAN ANTONIO – The Pearl Brewing Company was established in 1881, and as years have passed and improvements have been made, the original buildings that make up the Pearl are still largely unchanged. The Pearl has become a San Antonio icon and was previously named one of the Great Places in America by the American Planning Association. Use the toggles on the photos below to slide between before and after photos of one of San Antonio’s most beautiful places.
New French restaurant to open at the Pearl in November
SAN ANTONIO – The Pearl, one of San Antonio’s most iconic locations, is getting a new French restaurant in November. Brasserie Mon Chou Chou will feature French comfort foods and flavorful dishes from regions throughout France. The new restaurant is expected to be more informal than a typical French restaurant “serving full dinner options but also allowing for a more casual atmosphere of just wine, oysters, cheese plates, and more,” according to restaurant officials. “Mon Chou Chou” is a French term of endearment that roughly translates to “sweetie” or “darling.”French-born executive chef Laurent Réa will be the head chef for Brasserie Mon Chou Chou. Brasserie Mon Chou Chou will be located near the entrance to Hotel Emma at 312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Suite 2104, in the space formerly occupied by The Culinary Institute of America’s NAO.
‘It was the most Dave Chappelle thing ever.’ Man runs into famous comedian at the Pearl
SAN ANTONIO – “It was the most Dave Chappelle thing ever." That’s the reaction one lucky San Antonio man had when he had an unexpected run-in with the famous comedian at The Pearl on Tuesday morning. Julian Dais spoke with KSAT Wednesday about his chance encounter with Chappelle and said the man, widely considered a comedy genius, noticed him before he noticed Chapelle. Chappelle responded saying “just hearing you say that means a lot to me,” Dais told KSAT. The last time the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor winner was spotted around San Antonio was during a series of surprise, pop-up comedy shows last October.
Pearl will not have Dia de los Muertos celebration, will have one on-site altar
SAN ANTONIO – One of San Antonio’s largest Dia de los Muertos celebrations will not take place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of canceling altogether, the Pearl will have one on-site altar and four virtual altars that locals can visit to honor their loved ones. A spokesperson told KSAT.com that the Pearl “will still make 2020′s (Dia de los Muertos) special” with the virtual altars created by local artists. Since 2017, the Pearl has hosted two-day Dia de los Muertos celebrations, bringing in hundreds of visitors with live music, food vendors, workshops, demonstrations and altars made by local artists. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is advising those celebrating Dia de los Muertos to refrain from large gatherings.
Pearl adding new Mexican street food restaurant this week
SAN ANTONIO – Chilaquil, a food truck focused on traditional Mexican street food, has moved into its first brick-and-mortar location at the Pearl, and now it’s ready to open to the public. The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Pearl’s Bottling Department, which is only open for takeout or patio dining due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Husband-and-wife team Orlando and Susana Aguirre began the concept that serves food based on chilaquiles, Mexican comfort food that consists of tortilla chips, salsa, cheese and other toppings. The restaurant builds off of chilaquiles with a variety of add-ons like eggs, beans, avocado, chicken, meat and more. Masks are required to enter the Bottling Department.
Contraband-laden drone snags in prison net; 2 arrested
This photo provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections shows John Travis Ross. A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in the arrest of two men, state corrections officials said Wednesday. The two were identified after Rankin County sheriffs investigators traced the drones flights and then investigators turned up security video of them launching the drone, officials said. The drone, caught Aug. 26, carried 2 ounces of marijuana buds, a cellphone, phone chargers, headphones, and several cigarette lighters, the corrections department said. The drone is the third intercepted at a state prison in recent years, said John Hunt, the department's director of Investigations.
Culinary dream team to open Asian-American restaurant at Pearl complex this fall
Best Quality Daughter, an Asian-American restaurant, will open its new home in November, according to the Pearl. An interior rendering of Best Quality Daughter at the Pearl complex. (Courtesy, Lake Flato)Chorizo, Egg and Cheese Potstickers from Best Quality Daughter. (Courtesy, Pearl)Salt 'n Pepper King Crab from Best Quality Daughter. (Courtesy, Pearl)
As seen on SA Live - Friday, June 12, 2020
SAN ANTONIO Are you a beer, wine or cocktail person? Plus a Texas Eats preview, crafts for Fathers Day, masking your mask breath and a youth choir concert this weekend on KSAT 12! Dont forget free Whataburger, the San Antonio Zoo announces virtual summer camp and much more! SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, your smart TV or your smartphone.
The Pearl Farmers Market, Bottling Department will reopen next week
The Pearl Farmers Market and Bottling Department are set to reopen beginning next week. The farmers market will be open on Saturdays only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting June 6. According to Pearl officials, the farmers market will continue offering its curbside service to customers. Curbside pickup is available from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays, and the pickup location will move to the Farmers Market Headquarters space beginning June 12. “Our local producers and farmers market team were able to quickly pivot in the wake of COVID-19.