New KFC to open in Alton on Tuesday
A new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant is opening in Alton on Tuesday, and the first 50 customers will receive a “Free Chicken for a Year” gift card during a giveaway that day, the eatery said in a media release. The grand opening will be held at 10:30 a.m., at 203 W. Main Ave., and will include a Colonel tie ribbon-cutting ceremony. “KBP Brands’ passion for excellence, commitment to people and community-first philosophy is key to our long-term success and continued growth,” said Tonya Mangels, vice president of marketing activation, KBP Brands, in a media release. “We are excited to open another new KFC restaurant in Alton, Texas and also offer a new SMS program to attract and retain customers with ongoing added value.”According to the release, KBP Brands is one of the largest franchisees in North America, operating over 1,000 Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Arby’s restaurants across 31 states.myrgv.com
Broadway staple named as restaurant where Texas Game Wardens seized more than $25,000 in shark fins
A report obtained by KSAT Investigates has finally revealed the name of the San Antonio establishment at the center of a Texas Game Wardens shark fin investigation last spring as Broadway staple Van’s Restaurant.
Man eats 52 lumpias in 10 minutes to win second annual lumpia eating contest in Houston, Texas
A Filipino restaurant in Houston, Texas, held its second annual lumpia eating contest during the Independence Day celebrations on July 4. The restaurant Be More Pacific: Filipino Kitchen & Bar hosted the competition with the aim of helping local small businesses recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, reported Click2Houston. In the now-popular contest, seven participants representing different restaurants in Houston competed by consuming as many fried lumpia rolls as they could in under 10 minutes.news.yahoo.com
Chef Leo Davila showcases offerings at new San Antonio restaurant
SAN ANTONIO – He makes good food pretty. Chef Leo Davila’s new restaurant, Stixs & Stone on San Antonio’s Northwest Side, promises a feast for the eyes and for the stomach. It’s Davila’s first brick and mortar restaurant with the Catch the Wave team. The team serves Mexican-Asian fusion cuisine at Stixs & Stone, located at 5718b Wurzbach Rd. You can keep up with the new location on the Stixs & Stone Facebook page.
2 ‘hopping good’ Easter brunch spots on San Antonio’s NW Side
SAN ANTONIO – If you’re looking for great restaurant recommendations, we have two socially distant spots with plenty of San Antonio flavor where you can take the family for Easter brunch. Another restaurant to try is Sangria on the Burg, located in the Medical Center on Fredericksburg Road. AdOne dish to try for breakfast there is the “Sangria Breakfast.” It includes a petite chicken fried ribeye with chorizo gravy, scrambled eggs, peppered bacon, papa hash and silver dollar hotcakes. Sangria on the Burg also offers mimosa, margarita and crafted sangria flights, along with its signature tacos and sliders. Watch the video below to see Mike and Fiona whip up a Sangria Breakfast with a little help from chef Zepeda.
Pasta dish you don’t want to miss at Landrace San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – He’s been a finalist for the James Beard Award five times. Located adjacent to the new Thompson San Antonio hotel downtown, the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. If you’re looking to make a dinner reservation, it’s best to book at least a week in advance. Chef McHugh stopped by Market Square to make garganelli pasta with Gulf blue crab. Read more about the restaurant here and you can find more information on the Thompson San Antonio hotel here.
Texas restaurant draws fans with hilarious roadside messages
Texas restaurant draws fans with hilarious roadside messages A small Texas restaurant is gaining a global audience — not for what’s on its menu, but rather the message it sends every day. Janet Shamlian takes a look at El Arroyo in Austin, and the sign outside it that’s drawing admirers and serving up smiles.cbsnews.com
New place to try in 2021: The Office Bar and Grill
It’s a new place to try in 2021: The Office Bar and Grill in Pleasanton. When you think of going to the office, you might not think comfort food, cocktails and casual dining. The restaurant offers American comfort food, like chicken fried steak, and some favorites with a twist, like crawfish coated in Cap’n Crunch cereal and deep fried to golden perfection. “It’s worth it to come out here because we have entertainment Friday and Saturday and it’s absolutely free,” Arevalo said. Find out how to register for the next mixer in the Facebook post below.
Popular San Antonio breakfast restaurant to open third location on Friday
SAN ANTONIO – Fans of breakfast in the Cibolo area will soon have a new spot to enjoy. Magnolia Pancake Haus announced on its Facebook page that a third location is opening on Friday, Dec. 18. The popular breakfast restaurant will bring its delicious pancakes to Cibolo right off I-35 just north of 3009. Magnolia Pancake Haus has been a staple in San Antonio for 20 years with its first location on Embassy Oaks and the second on Huebner Road.
‘Roach activity’ near hot tea table leads to write up for North Side restaurant
SAN ANTONIO – A restaurant on the city’s North Side was cited last month after a health inspector found food stored in a cooler that was not working. Tokyo Steak House, located in the 9400 block of San Pedro Avenue, received a score of 84 and was forced to toss out vegetables and eggs being held in the cooler, city health records show. The restaurant was also written up after evidence of “roach activity” was found near the establishment’s hot tea table. To see more health inspection scores and to go Behind the Kitchen Door with Dillon Collier, click HERE for our special section. Check out more restaurant scores by clicking here.
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)
San Antonio’s Sabor! Cocina Mexicana celebrating 6th anniversary with free eats
Cocina Mexicana RestaurantSabor! Cocina Mexicana restaurant is offering free sopapillas to guests during the entire month of October, in celebration of its sixth anniversary.On the official anniversary date — October 24 — the Bandera Road eatery will also serve up a free bean and cheese taco with any taco purchase for breakfast or lunch. It was my concept, but my family came on board to help make it a success. "The restaurant serves a mix of traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex fare, including fajitas, jalapeño chicken enchiladas, tamales, chimichangas and burritos.Sabor! Cocina Mexicana, located at 8425 Bandera Road #106, currently offers limited dine-in availability, however, the entire menu is available for takeout to-go and delivery through Uber Eats.sacurrent.com
Fire damages Burger King restaurant on east side of San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – A grease fire damaged the roof of a Burger King restaurant Monday morning on the city’s East Side. When firefighters arrived at the restaurant around 9:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of South W.W. White Road, they found a faulty piece of equipment in the kitchen ignited the flames. “We do believe it was probably a kitchen fire grease maybe got up into some of the vents,” said Woody Woodward, a spokesman with the San Antonio Fire Department. “A grease fire like that can spread through the vents and can be hard to chase down.”Woodward said employees and two customers who were inside the restaurant got out safely. A damage estimate wasn’t immediately available and it’s not known when the restaurant will reopen.
50% of Texas restaurant owners say they will have to close within 6 months without help, survey finds
SAN ANTONIO – A recent survey from the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) revealed some somber news for the industry. The survey found that it’s costing more to run a restaurant right now even as most owners say they’re bringing in less money. While 80% of restaurant operators say their total dollar sales volume was down in August of 2020 compared to a year ago, 73% say operation costs are higher now than they were pre-pandemic. The biggest takeaways: - 71% of Texas operators say they don’t... Posted by Texas Restaurant Association on Wednesday, September 16, 2020And if the pandemic has been rough for restaurants, it’s been brutal for bars. (Businesses in a region where hospitalizations make up more than 15% of admissions must keep occupancy levels at 50% capacity.)
Texas Hill Country restaurant offers elevated eats with flip flop atmosphere | SA Live | KSAT
Texas Hill Country restaurant offers elevated eats with flip flop atmosphere | SA Live | KSATPublished: August 6, 2020, 10:02 amTake a road trip to the Texas Hill Country to try some delicious game-inspired eats while sipping on a beer or enjoying a glass of wine
3 foodie favorites off the beaten path in Fredericksburg
SAN ANTONIO – Jen Tobias-Struski took a trip to Fredericksburg in May of 2019 and she found three spots sure to be favorites among foodies off the beaten path in the Hill Country town. La Bergerie - 312 E. Austin St., FredericksburgLa Bergerie is a wine bar that has Mike’s favorite thing: charcuterie. Otto’s German Bistro - 316 E. Austin St., FredericksburgYou have to try the Flammkuchen at Otto’s. Unfortunately, they had to close until further notice, but keep up with their Facebook page for updates on their potential reopening. Tubby’s Ice House - 318 E. Austin St., FredericksburgTubby’s is a creative burger and taco joint that only offers outdoor seating, so you’re all set for social distancing!
Texas Restaurant Association pushes for change to help reopen certain businesses
SAN ANTONIO – Back-and-forth bar and restaurant closures have led to a push for change from the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA). In June, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order which forced Texas bars to close after a surge in COVID-19 cases. “I just had a huge food order come, and he gave us exactly three hours,” he said. The Texas Restaurant Association is showing support for businesses like Specia’s. Specia said Highlanders qualifies as a restaurant, but he is not sure if his business will return.
Loyal customers, outside the box thinking help San Antonio restaurant stay afloat during COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – Businesses across the world, across the country and across Texas have been destroyed in the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and small businesses are having to adapt in order to survive and stay afloat. Mark Outing, owner and operator of Marks Outing, has made building changes to keep his burger spot on the East Side alive. “It may not be the fastest made burger in the world, but it’s gonna be good,” Mark Outing said. The combination of loyal customers, outside the box thinking, delicious menus and passion went a long way.
2 new local businesses in one space | SA Live | KSAT 12
2 new local businesses in one space | SA Live | KSAT 12Published: June 20, 2020, 9:57 amHot new place opens up by the University of Texas San Antonio. The Study Space is a fun new place to hang. They have a full coffee bar, restaurant and full bar. Don't forget about Dario's Bakery that just opened up inside. Chef Dario serves up a delicious key lime pie for summer.
Now hiring: Delia’s Tamales is close to opening its first San Antonio location
SAN ANTONIO – A family business in the Rio Grande Valley has become a popular place for tamales for almost 30 years. Delia’s Tamales has locations in McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Pharr, San Juan and now very soon in San Antonio. It’s official: Delia’s to open San Antonio locationWhile an exact opening date has not been released, the company posted on their Facebook page that they are close to opening their new location and are looking to hire. The San Antonio location will be located at 13527 Hausman Pass. Papa’s Burgers set to open new location in spide of COVID-19 pandemicIf interested in applying you can fill out an application online at deliastamales.com/jobs.
Texas Restaurant Relief Fund expands to support vandalized restaurants
Protests have erupted all over the country in response to George Floyds death and police brutality, and many bars and restaurants and Texas have been vandalized in the wake of protesting. The Texas Restaurant Relief Fund was created to help restaurants and bars stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Texas Restaurant Association announced that funds will also be going to independent businesses who have suffered due to the protests and riots. The relief fund was created in late March, and since then, the fund has raised and distributed $2.23 million in grants of up to $5,000 to more than 400 restaurants in Texas. Texas restaurant owners can apply for assistance here. If youd like to donate to the Texas Restaurant Relief Fund, you can text TRRF to 31996.
Mi Tierra making big changes to keep customers safe as it prepares to reopen Wednesday
SAN ANTONIO – Some big changes are in store at Mi Tierra as staff members work to get the restaurant as clean as possible before reopening on Wednesday. Gerardo Carbajal, manager of Mi Tierra, said the building has been cleaned from top to bottom. "If you come to Mi Tierra, you see we're known for all the decorations and the culture that goes through the walls of Mi Tierra. Instead, customers will find a QR code, where they can access the menu through their smartphone. All these steps are to help protect customers in what the restaurant owners are calling the new normal.
‘I pay my bills off my tips’: Unemployed and uncertain after businesses close their doors
‘I pay my bills off my tips’: Unemployed and uncertain after businesses close their doorsPublished: March 25, 2020, 10:27 pm‘I pay my bills off my tips’: Unemployed and uncertain after businesses close their doors
‘While You Were Sleeping’: Local restaurant caters to taco-loving crowds 24/7
The big overnight rush at the Highway 281 and Loop 1604 location still is about two hours away. “After 2:00, 2:30 when local bars get out, they'll stop in,” said Jesus Gomez, the on-duty manager. After two years on the overnight shift, Gomez knows the routine well. Many overnight customers, though, seem to have one particular daytime in mind — breakfast time. “We do get some dinner plates but it’s breakfast tacos.