It’s an eternal dilemma for San Antonians with children. Bring your kid to the latest buzzworthy spot and risk the stares of disapproving customers, or resign yourselves to the often mediocre fare of more family-friendly restaurants. Soon diners won’t have to choose with the upcoming opening of Folk Lores, a new Southside concept featuring creative food that caters to everyone.
The eatery is the work of Emilie and Joel “Tatu” Herrera (owner of Tatu’s Food Debauchery catering), with a mission to serve food inspired by the neighborhood. The area’s dining scene has been booming of late with the Brooks development and restaurants like Carnitas Lonja contributing to the diversity.
Menu details have not been announced yet, but the restaurant’s Facebook page offers a few clues as to what's in store. One dish features colorful slivers of fish served with rolled cucumber towers and garnished with shichimi, a common Japanese spice blend. Another reimagines traditional fideo with a smokey tomato broth, shaved white cheese, jalapeño pesto, and an oozy egg.
All the dishes are playfully plated in a palate that will appeal to the youngest eaters. What looks to be a reinterpretation of elotes is dressed with brush strokes of bright red and blue sauces, and a fish dish garnished with celery leaf and Brussels sprouts is layered on what looks like spin art.
The restaurant will be located at 5007 S. Flores St. at the corner of West Edmonds Street. Although the team is just getting started with renovations, if all goes according to plans, Folk Lores will open sometime in summer 2018. For those who can't wait to get a taste, the team will be competing in the ninth annual Corona Paella Challenge on Sunday, March 25.