Editor's note: Welcome to our weekly roundup of the hottest stories in San Antonio. Each weekend, we share five pieces that captured the attention of the Alamo City over the past seven days.
1. H-E-B building massive new store and barbecue restaurant in hometown of Kerrville. H-E-B is one of San Antonio's biggest companies, but technically Kerrville is the grocer's hometown. H-E-B is honoring its Hill Country roots with giant new store and an outpost of its famed True Texas BBQ, named one of the best barbecue restaurants in the state by Texas Monthly.
2. Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend. San Antonio is buzzing with events all weekend, and we’ve got the scoop on all the things to put your to-do list. From Luminaria to a can't-miss collaborative pop-up dinner, here are a few ideas on how to make it the best weekend ever.
3. New Braunfels auction of Anthony Bourdain's personal items shatters million-dollar mark. When a New Braunfels-based auction house announced it was hosting an auction of Anthony Bourdain's personal items, it estimated the sale would bring in $200,000 to $400,000. Instead, it racked up $1.8 million, some of which will go to the Culinary Institute of America scholarship fund.
4. Award-winning Pearl barbecue restaurant goes up in smoke after 7 years. It was a rough week for the Pearl. First, chef Jason Dady announced he was relocating Shuck Shack from the Pearl to North Central San Antonio sometime in 2020. Then on November 4, The Granary announced it too is saying goodbye to the Pearl following seven-year run.
5. New Olmos Park restaurant represents evolution of high-end Mexican dining. As San Antonio dining continues to skew casual, chef Arturo Fernández is bucking the trend with his new Olmos Park restaurant. Evolution Restaurant debuted November 8 with a 10-course prix fixe menu. The concept honors both traditional Mexican cuisine and the art of enjoying a long meal.