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Popular eatery Papa’s Burgers is branching out into barbecue with new concept Papa's Quickdraw BBQ at 12054 Blanco Rd. A preview Facebook video posted by owner Robert Walker on May 24 gives a sneak peek at the drive-thru only eatery and its menu of pulled pork, brisket, and chicken sandwiches.
In more meaty news, Schott’s Meat Market at 19405 Bandera Rd. in Helotes closed up shop on May 27 in preparation of moving to a new location in the former home of Bad Dogz Beer & Bites at 112952 Bandera Rd. Meanwhile, Schott’s Country Store & Meat Market will be opening a new location the original address. Although the two concepts share very similar names, they are different entities — as pointed out on a pinned June 2018 Facebook post from Schott’s Meat Market. Both shops are expected to debut in the summer — and, yes, we are just as confused as you are.
A buzzy dinner event is coming to Hotel Havana on June 6. Working with local company Flora & Fortitude, chef Mariah Lange will present a CBD-infused feast featuring a roasted beet salad with pickled fennel and blackberries, turmeric and coriander roasted heirloom carrots, a coffee and coconut milk panna cotta, and choice or roasted tri-tip steak or portabella mushroom main served with chili mint chimichurri. The gluten-free meal is $125 for the meat option and $110 for the vegan and includes two specialty cocktails, light snacks, and a special takeaway surprise from Emjayze Hemp. Call 210-222-2008 for reservations.
Plant-based food festival VegFest will make its Alamo City debut on August 31-September 1 with a lineup of national speakers, exhibitors, cooking demos, love music, yoga, and plenty of vegan treats. The event is the work of nonprofit Vegan Initiative Dynamic Association, who hopes to inspire San Antonians to give up the beef in favor of more environmentally sound and humane eating.
Louisiana-based chain Raising Canes debuted its second Southside restaurant on May 21 at 2322 SE Military Dr. Like the other San Antonio outposts, the new eatery offers a quick service menu of chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, and Texas toast.