Paranormal Activity Caught on Camera at Haunted Restaurant in Helotes
Join David Elder as he continues exploring haunted destinations throughout October with great bites across Texas. This week - David is taking you inside the historic Grey Moss Inn to preview their new restaurant after recently reopening after closing during the pandemic.
Restaurant staffing shortage in San Antonio compounded by latest Covid-19 surge
Like many restaurants in San Antonio that have struggled for months to hire new workers since the lockdown ended, the staff shortage at Nicha’s has been compounded by the latest COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant.
‘High demand and low supply in the workforce’: San Antonio business owners struggle to find employees to operate at 100%
SAN ANTONIO – The coronavirus pandemic is placing strain on staffing at San Antonio restaurants trying to operate at 100%, but they don’t have the employees to do so. James Moore, the president of the Texas Restaurant Association San Antonio Chapter and owner of Full Belly Café & Bar, says everyone in the industry is struggling to get back to a new normal with limited staff. “There’s high demand and low supply in the workforce right now. Business owners are asking for a bit of grace for their clients and customers as businesses try to reintegrate. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said there are several grants still available for businesses that are struggling.
One Year Later: Bexar County bars and restaurants endure a pandemic full of uncertainty
(Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO – More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Bexar County restaurants and bars are finally starting to see more of the hustle and bustle they were used to seeing. AdNirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued their “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders by March 23, 2020, effectively closing all non-essential businesses. Wolff didn’t allow Bexar County bars to open until he consulted with the TABC and the COVID-19 task force. Bexar County bars and restaurants saw a 46% decrease in alcohol sales between January and October of 2020 compared to 2019, according to data from the Texas Comptroller’s Office. It is now time to open Texas 100%.”
Here’s where San Antonio businesses stand on requiring masks for customers, employees after March 10
FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo, a visitor wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks in San Antonio. Greg Abbott’s announcement on Tuesday to reopen Texas and reverse the mask mandate many businesses are having to decide what their next steps will be. H-E-B was one of the first to release a statement saying until numbers improve, H-E-B will require workers to continue wearing masks and urged customers to keep doing so as well but didn’t mandate it. Meanwhile, many other San Antonio businesses are keeping their mask mandates in place. *Editor’s note: This story will be updated as more businesses announce what protocols they will be taking.
Program aims to provide support for San Antonio restaurants with outdoor dining option
Visitors, some wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, walk along the River Walk in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio District 1 and the World Heritage Office have partnered to launch a pilot program that aims to help support local restaurants with an outdoor dining option. “The designation officially recognizes the unique culinary heritage and traditions that exist in San Antonio,” the release said. “The city of San Antonio, as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, remains committed to the sustainability of our local food and beverage industry. We’re grateful to be doing business in a city that works to preserve the character of neighborhoods like ours.”AdRELATED: San Antonio hotels saw revenue drop more than $700M in 2020
San Antonio restaurants suffering following winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – Already suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, local restaurants suffered another blow as snow and sub-freezing temperatures hit the San Antonio area this week. ”It’s the same as the COVID-19 crisis,” said Louis Barrios, president and CEO of Los Barrios Family Restaurants. Barrios said power outages damaged equipment and forced him to throw away large quantities of perishable food. “Everything has a seven-day expiration window, so if I don’t sell it or freeze it, then I have to dispose of it. He urged people to visit local restaurants when they reopen.
San Antonio restaurants with takeout deals for Super Bowl Sunday
SAN ANTONIO – Super Bowl LV — when the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa — will hit differently this Sunday as COVID-19 continues its spread in the U.S. But there are ways to celebrate football’s biggest day of the year while trying to stay safe from the virus, thanks to takeout deals from San Antonio restaurants. He said when it comes to Super Bowl parties during the pandemic, people should “just lay low and cool it,” the Associated Press reported. Dough Pizzeria Napoletana, 6989 Blanco Road, 979-6565: Dough teased a sneak peek of its Sunday Football bundle in a Facebook post on Jan. 28. Or... Posted by Dough Pizzeria Napoletana on Thursday, January 28, 2021
San Antonio restaurant facing continual struggles after food truck is reported stolen on Christmas Day
SAN ANTONIO – The owners of Fat Tummy Empanadas have kept bellies full and people smiling for the last three years. Co-owner Norah Saleh said the restaurant, located on South Murry and West Commerce, gained popularity after being featured on the Food Network. Saleh said they have been able to get by with curbside order, but she credits their food truck for keeping business alive. “Like every other owner, small business owner, it’s the fear that you’re going to have to close down,” Saleh said. Saleh said the food truck was a way to get out into the community, but now she hopes the community will come to them.