America’s Walking Club national headquarters moves to historic King William neighborhood
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio is home to so many organizations and on Tuesday, Southtown welcomed a new national headquarters for America’s Walking Club. “I’ve walked in all 50 states and 14 countries,” Carl Cordes, Pacific Regional Director, of America’s Walking Club said. “The fun of exploring new places that you would not find if you went on vacation to San Antonio. Tuesday is a special day for America’s Walking Club, and this kicks off a special week that encourages fun, fitness and friendship. If you are interested in checking out the new headquarters, the America’s Walking Club is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1008 Alamo Street.
Tiki-inspired cocktails at Hot Joy = a flaming experience
SAN ANTONIO – In the heart of Southtown, north of downtown San Antonio, you’ll find Hot Joy and once you do, you may add this to your go-to local restaurant list. If you’re thirsty, you’ll also get the perk of enjoying Tiki-inspired cocktails from one of the largest rum bars in Texas. HIs favorite cocktail is the “Pain Killer. ”“It’s a classic Tiki concept, there’s no other place in the city you can get this (Pain Killer),” Cardenas said. This includes several doses of rum and other liquors (meant to share) and it’s topped off with a flaming spark.
Fourth time’s the charm? New plan aims to redevelop San Antonio’s old Lone Star Brewery into destination
SAN ANTONIO – It’s no secret that the old Lone Star Brewery has seen its share of failed attempts to redevelop the decades-old site, but a new development group hopes to change that. The site will be known as the Lone Star District. Map of phase 1 development for Lone Star District. AdRendering shows aerial view of Lone Star District. Rendering of Lone Star District project shows open areas with shops surrounding it.
Southtown bus converted to library offers social justice collection
SAN ANTONIO – A colorful and cozy spot of equal economic, political and social rights is now open in Southtown. The San Antonio Mennonite Fellowship has finally opened their new library on wheels, the La Peregrina Social Justice Library. The idea to convert the bus into a library actually came from a client of the coffee shop. “We already have all of these books to do it.”The book collection focuses on topics of social and faith justice curated in both English and Spanish. La Peregrina Library's book collection focuses on topics of social and faith justice curated in both English and Spanish.
Amor Eterno is a new craft cocktail bar concept opening in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio is getting a new craft cocktail bar concept in Southtown called Amor Eterno. The menu for Amor Eterno is inspired by “Tejano street fare,” according to a spokesperson. Menu items, developed in partnership with popular pop-up concept ¡Bucho!, will include things like ceviche wonton tacos, hot chicken tacos, Tejano Cubano, Ol’ Fashion donut and more. (Amor Eterno)The new spot, located at 540 S. Presa Street, is celebrating its grand opening on Jan. 6. Amor Eterno is occupying the space that was formerly Don Martin’s Coffee Co.Related:
All proceeds from Southtown Coffee trailer go to families seeking asylum
SAN ANTONIO – Tis the season for giving back and at this southtown church parking lot, two trailers are doing just that. “I thought would if we could have refugees that are our staff.”Best-Richmond is a pastor at the San Antonio Mennonite Church in southtown. “All of our space and our money is something we can give back to the community," Best-Richmond said. The employees are all family members seeking asylum while staying at the Mennonite Church. “We are just really hoping that this will be kind of a cultural center for the whole community," Best-Richmond said.
Rosario’s Mexican Café y Cantina moving to new Southtown location
San Antonio – For the past 28, Rosario’s Mexican Café y Cantina has been a staple in the Southtown area and now, for the third time, the popular restaurant will be moving locations. New concept photos of Rosario's new location Courtesy: Rosario's Mexican Café y Cantina (KSAT)New concept plans for the restaurant were released and included expanded guest experience options with indoor and outdoor dining areas, a rooftop terrace, various court spaces and niches within the development that provide flexible gathering spaces. “Our new construction plans will incorporate all the care we have for heritage, our neighboring community, and our customers' new dining needs," Wong said. “I also want my long-time customers to feel comfortable in a new Rosario’s that has the same charm and hospitality they have enjoyed for decades, incorporating safety protections in a COVID world.”New concept photos of Rosario's new location Courtesy: Rosario's Mexican Café y Cantina (KSAT)The new location is expected to open sometime in 2021. RELATED:Your guide to the 5 top spots in San Antonio’s King William neighborhoodPopular San Antonio burger joint closes original location on the West Side
‘We’re a huge part of the recovery,’ says San Antonio bar owner pushing for coronavirus relief
SAN ANTONIO – Jody Newman is the owner of The Friendly Spot in Southtown. We at the friendly spot, we did it for over four and a half months. Bexar County Commissioners Court to hear details on plan to help bars reopenNewman has been an active voice for the Texas Bar and Restaurant Association. Catch KSAT Q&A live at 6:30 p.m. and on the Nightbeat. Related: ‘This is not what we want’: Bar owners react to Bexar County Judge’s decision to reopen bars
Report: Bar Loretta to take over Madhatters Tea House & Cafe space in 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Next year, a new bar will take the place of a popular Southtown cafe that is closing its doors, management confirmed on social media. Madhatters Tea House and Cafe announced Tuesday it would be closing its doors after 20 years of operation. To our... Posted by Madhatters Tea House and Cafe on Tuesday, October 13, 2020“Madhatters and I are retiring! Recent... Posted by Madhatters Tea House and Cafe on Monday, March 23, 2020“Owning a business in Southtown and King William has been a wonderful experience for us for the past decade,” The Tea House said on Facebook. Let’s all pitch in to support one another.”According to a report from the San Antonio Business Journal, Bar Loretta will be taking over the space.
New Southtown coffee spot to help asylum seekers
SAN ANTONIO – Diversity is brewing in San Antonio’s newest coffee spot in Southtown. The bakery and coffee trailer is run by the pastor of the church, Katie Best-Richmond, who said its to help families in San Antonio seeking asylum. The coffee shop is run by volunteers and asylum seekers themselves. Café Cotidiano in Southtown hopes to help families seeking asylum through coffee. “Whatever money we need to live and be active members of the community, that’s also what (asylum seekers) need,” Best-Richmond said.
15 best San Antonio restaurants for chips and salsa on National Tortilla Chip Day, according to Yelp
SAN ANTONIO – In case you are needing an excuse to nosh on chips and salsa, today is National Tortilla Chip Day. It’s just a day to celebrate two great things in the world: tortillas and chips. Add some salsa and you’ve got yourself an apt Monday snack. New taco joint at Pearl’s food hall now openHere are some restaurants that serve the best chips and salsa, according to Yelp. The review site compiled ratings, reviews of actual chips and salsa and price to devise the list, but we’re sure the guacamole and queso are up to par for pairing as well.