San Antonio family files lawsuit against Torchy’s Tacos after child hospitalized from salmonella, report says
A family has filed a lawsuit against a Torchy’s Tacos restaurant on the far North Side after a young boy was hospitalized in intensive care after contracting salmonella from eating contaminated onions, according to <a href="https://www.sacurrent.com/sanantonio/torchys-tacos-sued-by-family-who-claims-child-contracted-salmonella-from-onions-at-san-antonio-location/Content?oid=27398446" target="_blank">a report from the San Antonio Current.</a>
Foodie Friday: Santi's Tacos
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Calling all adventurous foodies: This globally inspired gourmet taco shop aims to please
As seen on KSAT 12′s “Texas Eats,” Velvet Taco opened its first San Antonio location at The Rim this past Monday, and is ready to give locals a new, diverse experience with its taco creations. Velvet Taco takes a tortilla as the vessel and packs globally inspired flavors inside the taco. The restaurant caters to foodies willing to take risks, and is adventurous -- with everything made from scratch. AdFor boozy liberations, Velvet Taco offers margaritas, ranch water and palomas. Follow KSAT 12′s Texas Eats on Facebook and Instagram.
Hipster City-based Torchy’s Tacos sets opening date for newest San Antonio location
click to enlarge Instagram / torchystacosTorchy’s Tacos will open its fourth San Antonio location on Wednesday, suggesting that as much as folks love to trash talk the Austin-based chain,here must be buying its food.The Medical Center restaurant will begin serving February 17, dishing up an extensive menu of Hipster City-approved tacos, burritos and salads. It also has a full bar.The chain announced plans for the new location at 8435 Wurzbach Road in September 2019. It anticipates opening its fifth SA outpost, this one at Loop 1604 and Bandera Road, as early as summertime.Last November, the company sold a $400 million stake to an investor group to fund an aggressive expansion into as many as 10 additional states over the next four years.sacurrent.com
Hipster-approved taco peddler Torchy’s Tacos set to open two new San Antonio locations this year
click to enlarge Instagram / torchystacosResidents of West SA with a penchant for "Trailer Park Trashy" tacos can get their fix sometime next month, mySA reports Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos is set to open two new SA-area locations this year, including a space on Wurzbach Road, near Castle Hills. The Wurzbach location — the company’s fourth SA spot — is set to open in February, the news site reports.A fifth SA location is planned for the Loop 1604 and Bandera Road area as early as this summer.Since launching as a food truck in 2006, Torchy’s has grown into a “craft casual” brand that now has 83 locations in seven states, including three in San Antonio. In November of 2020, the company sold a $400 million stake to an investor group to fund an aggressive expansion plan into as many as 10 additional states over the next four years.The taco, burrito and margarita purveyor has not yet released official opening dates for either location.sacurrent.com
Flaco Jimenez’s former food truck ‘Tacos Jimenez’ revived by son, will open on South Side next week
Approximately 20 years ago, Jimenez was the original owner of Tacos Jimenez food truck and has now handed down the torch to his son, Leonardo Jimenez III. On January 7, Tacos Jimenez is coming to the South Side of San Antonio, Texas. Tacos Jimenez will specialize in traditional Mexican food from Monterrey as a tribute to his mother Adela Jimenez who has roots there. The elder Jimenez has gone on record to give the new and improved Tacos Jimenez food truck his blessing and is looking forward to doing all he can to assist the new venture succeed. 10 things you should know about Brooks on San Antonio’s South SideMiss Plus San Antonio wins Miss Plus Texas, advances to nationals
Torchy’s Tacos to open 4th San Antonio location in early 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Another Torchy’s Tacos is heading to the Alamo City, this time in the Medical Center. The Austin-based taco chain announced its newest San Antonio location is set to open in February 2021. It will be housed at 8435 Wurzbach Road, situated between Fredericksburg Road and Sid Katz Drive. Torchy’s, which started as a food truck in Austin in 2006, first arrived in San Antonio in 2014 with a Lincoln Heights spot. Its Green Chile Queso and Diablo Sauce are also sold at Whole Foods stores in Texas.
Despite global pandemic, Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos scores $400 million investment deal
click image Instagram / torchystacosAustin-based Torchy’s Tacos last week sold a $400 million stake to an investor group to fund its ongoing expansion, National Restaurant News reports Since launching as a food truck in 2006, Torchy’s has grown into a “craft casual” brand that now has 83 locations in seven states, including three in San Antonio.It seems that, even during a pandemic, the chain's hipster-approved tacos are a cash cow. The empire has moved forward with an aggressive expansion plan, opening 12 new locations and expanding into three states since January.Under the newly announced deal, growth equity firm General Atlantic — which first invested in Torchy’s in 2017 — will share ownership stakes with four other firms in this round of funding, the industry news site reports.“Pairing these four firms with our existing partner, General Atlantic, we feel that we have assembled a premier ownership group that will allow us to accelerate our growth and write the next chapter in Torchy’s history,” company CEO G.J. Hart said in a statement.Torchy's said it will use the new investment to expand into as many as 10 additional states over the next four years.While some San Antonians pooh-pooh Torchy's Austin-style, questionably named — and we could go on — menu offerings, it's kind of hard to fault the company for continuing to grow if it can land $400 million cash injections.If they want to serve "Trailer Park Trashy" tacos all over the U.S., hey, who are we to argue?sacurrent.com
Recipes: On-the-go beef tacos + beef, cream cheese bagelwich
Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into small crumbles and stirring occasionally. Recipe Variations:Cooler Than Ranch TacosPrepare ground beef as directed above, substituting 1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix for taco seasoning. Really Chili TacosPrepare ground beef as directed in above, substituting 1 packet (1.25 ounces) reduced-sodium chili seasoning mix for taco seasoning. Garnish with sliced American cheese, diced onion, diced tomato, shredded lettuce, and dill pickle relish, as desired. Tasty Tater TacosPrepare ground beef as directed above, substituting 1 packet (.87 ounce) reduced-sodium brown gravy mix for taco seasoning.
3 San Antonio food favorites featured in episode of Netflix’s ‘Taco Chronicles’ series
SAN ANTONIO – A trio of San Antonio food favorites are featured in the new season of Netflix’s culinary series “Taco Chronicles.”The fourth episode of the second season focuses on the American taco. Producers traveled to Orange County, Calif., Los Angeles and San Antonio to examine the history and influence of hard shell and puffy tacos in the United States. The series visited Ray’s Drive Inn and Teka Molino to find the origins of the puffy taco in San Antonio. The puffy taco has been a San Antonio staple for decades. Henry’s puffy taco was the inspiration for the famed San Antonio Missions mascot, which was also featured in the episode.
From court to curb: Spurs set to roll out new food truck with San Antonio favorites
SAN ANTONIO – A new Spurs-themed food truck serving some AT&T Center favorites will hit the road for the first time next month. The Spurs Street Eats Food Truck will debut with an opening event on Oct. 3. The food truck will serve concession and arena favorites such as classic nachos, arepas and creations from AT&T Center chefs including empanadas, pincho de carne, street tacos and pan con lechon. The truck will appear at food truck parks and neighborhoods throughout the city four days per week. Anyone interested in using the food truck can get more information at nba.com/spurs/streeteats.
Torchy’s Tacos queso, diablo hot sauce now sold at Whole Foods in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – A taste of the Torchy’s Tacos brand can now be found at Whole Foods. The Austin-based taco chain has announced its Green Chile Queso and Diablo Sauce will be available at Whole Foods stores in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The queso will go for $7.99 for an 11.5-ounce jar found in the refrigerated section, while the Diablo Sauce will cost Torchy’s fans $9.99 for a 6.7-ounce bottle. The chain says the queso has remained a “top seller” since Torchy’s birth as a food truck in Austin in 2006. “In those early days, our Green Chile Queso became our calling card – when guests would try our tacos and queso, we’d often hear, ‘That’s damn good!’ It’s been a fan favorite ever since," Mike Rypka, founder of Torchy’s Tacos, said.
Evolution of tacos in Texas, San Antonio and what trends are next
SAN ANTONIO When the topic of authentic Tex-Mex food comes up in San Antonio, the discussion generally revolves around tacos. The puffy taco is San Antonios signature taco. Those are defining characteristics of those tacos to me, said Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News writer. The panel also looked into the future of tacos and discussed upcoming trends such as vegan, sushi and infused tacos, barbacoa grilled cheese tacos and wood-fire grilled tacos. Birria Barrio, a San Antonio food truck that specializes in the soup, recently opened its first brick-and-mortar location on 2710 S. Presa Street.
Class of 2020 grads can win free Torchy’s Tacos for a year
SAN ANTONIO – The future keeps looking up for 2020 graduates, and now Torchy’s Tacos is giving them a chance to win free tacos for a year. The Austin-based restaurant is giving away $500 gift cards to 20 graduates. To qualify, high school or college class of 2020 graduates can post a photo of themselves to social media in their cap and gown or with their diploma and tell Torchy’s about their “Taco Dreams” for the future. The post must include the hashtag #TorchysClassof2020, and graduates should tag their school. The contest ends Friday, June 5 at 10 p.m.Click here for the full contest rules.
Taco Cabana offers free lunch for kids all summer long, no purchase necessary
SAN ANTONIO – Taco Cabana is offering kids a free lunch every weekday this summer, no purchase required. Kids 12 and under can get a bean and cheese taco, chips and queso and a drink at all Texas locations between 11 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday. The offer is only available in the drive-thru and children must be present and accompanied by a parent or guardian. We are happy to offer kids in our communities a free meal they love. We hope we can provide some needed relief to the many families that have been impacted by the current health crisis,” said Patricia Lopez-Calleja, senior vice president of guest engagement for Fiesta Restaurant Group, parent company of Taco Cabana.
San Antonio restaurants selling margaritas by the gallon to-go for Cinco de Mayo
SAN ANTONIO – Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and though many of us are still quarantining at home, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. The gallon margaritas will be available for take out or drive-thru only. La GloriaLa Gloria is celebrating Cinco de Mayo by exclusive menu items and a 10-year anniversary party pack. The party pack includes three courses, serves around two to three people and is priced at $50. The full party pack menu can be viewed below:Celebrate Cinco de Mayo & our 10th Anniversary at home with this Party Pack!
Torchy's Tacos to open third restaurant in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - Torchy's Tacos is bringing its famous green chile queso and craft tacos to the Sonterra area. The taco chain will open its third restaurant in San Antonio on Oct. 16 at the former Palenque Grill restaurant at 18210 Sonterra Place, which is on the access road of Loop 1604 West between Stone Oak Parkway and Sonterra Place. The event, which will feature free tacos, green chile queso, beverages and giveaways, is open to the public. Torchy's currently has restaurants in San Antonio at Lincoln Heights and at The Rim and plans to open a location at the Medical Center in the summer of 2020. The opening at Sonterra Place marks the taco chain's 57th location in Texas.