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Popular Pearl eatery fueling trendy Southtown strip with second location

Popular Pearl eatery fueling trendy Southtown strip with new location

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The second location of The Good Kind is days away from opening in Southtown. The Good Kind/ Facebook

A former Sun-Glo will soon be fueling a new generation of San Antonians. Chef and healthy eating guru Tim "The Girl" McDiarmid tells CultureMap that the second location of The Good Kind will open in the former service station on February 23.

The opening completes McDiarmid’s rework of the King William Historic District property. In November 2018, she took over Ivy Hall at 1127 S. St. Mary’s St., transforming it into a stylish indoor-outdoor event space with three distinct areas.

The Good Kind is located in the adjacent restaurant space which once housed Southtown restaurateur Chad Carrey’s The Monterrey. Although the building’s bones were kept intact, the space has a cheery new look in keeping with the bright fare inside.

Like the original location in the Pearl’s Bottling Department food hall, the menu features cold-pressed juices, smoothies, sandwiches, and veggie-heavy rice bowls. McDiarmid will be introducing a few new plates when the restaurant gets rolling.

Unlike the Pearl original, which is served by the beer and wine only Bottling Department Bar, the restaurant will also serve cocktails. For non-imbibers, there will also be a selection of coffee drinks.

The extra caffeine might prove useful to guests on opening day. The Good Time has a full day of fitness planned as part of the festivities, starting with MBS Yoga at 9 am. The classes are first come-first served and participants are asked to bring their own mat.