French connection

New Texas brasserie brings French twist to Southtown restaurant scene

New Texas brasserie brings French twist to Southtown restaurant scene

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The Maverick will feature locally sourced dishes with a French twist. The Maverick

Southtown’s burgeoning culinary scene is about to get a new addition. The Maverick, a “Texas brasserie” featuring locally sourced ingredients and wood-fired cooking, is finishing construction in hopes of a February opening.

The restaurant is the work of San Antonio food scene vet Peter Selig of Biga on the Banks and Ácenar, who has assembled a team of well-known culinary pros, including director of operations Miguel Ardid and front of house and beverage lead Joshua Thomas. Chef/partner Chris Carlson (The Sandbar, Edera Osteria Enoteca) will also be on board, working from an open kitchen.

The full menu has not been revealed, but the website promises rotisserie meats, steaks, and shared plates with a French twist. Thomas’ wine program focuses on French and California varietals, offering many selections by the glass. Classic cocktails are also on the menu, along with Texas beer and espresso drinks.

The space, designed by Austin firms Cravotta Interiors and Sanders Architecture, makes good use of the historical architecture with brick walls and wood beams, adding bold new touches like a handmade copper bar. The large interior will feature two private rooms — a large space with a patio bar and an intimate wine room for smaller dinners.

The restaurant at 710 S. St Mary's St. will be open seven days a week for lunch, brunch, and dinner.