Are you hungry, San Antonio? The Bottling Department, Alamo City's first food hall, opened Monday, July 24, at the Pearl.
New details are now available for the restaurant lineup, released earlier this summer. With the five independently owned vendors, San Antonians have daily options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The chef-driven concepts represent a wide range of cuisine, from burgers to ramen.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, Maybelle's, a new shop from the Bakery Lorraine team, will supply gourmet doughnuts, fried pies, and coffee. Balancing out the baked goods are healthier options from The Good Kind, a "modern market and cafe" by Tim McDiarmid. The menu features a wide variety of dine-in and grab-and-go items such as sandwiches, salads, juices, and smoothies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Bud's Southern Rotisserie, the comfort food concept from Pieter and Susan Sypesteyn of Cookhouse and NOLA Brunch & Beignets, offers rotisserie chicken or Louisiana-style porchetta served as a sandwich or with two sides. Accompaniments include jambalaya, braised greens, and other Cajun classics.
Chef Quealy Watson of Hot Joy and The Monterey fame brings ramen and Japanese bites in the form of Tenko. The noodles come in three options — shokyu, tonkotsu, and veggie — which can be paired with funky, Texas-inspired bites like chicken fajita karaage and barbacoa gyoza.
Chef Sergio Remolina's casual joint, Fletcher's, serves high-quality burgers and hot dogs featuring 100 percent grass-fed beef for the patties and Akaushi Texas beef for the sausages. Tasty milkshakes with fun toppings like pretzels and pie crust will be available too.
Thanks to a partnership with nearby High Street Wine Co., the food hall also boasts a bar that opens daily at 11 am. The short but thoughtful beverage list includes beer and wine for $3-$9 per glass.
The food hall is located at the former site of the Pearl Bottling House at the corner of Karnes Street and Pearl Parkway. The 5,500-square-foot facility includes salvaged cornerstones and masonry from the original building, which was built in 1894 and destroyed by a fire in 2003.
Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 7 am to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 7 am to 10 pm.