Restaurant Refresh

One of San Antonio's best new restaurants announces big changes

One of San Antonio's best new restaurants announces big changes

Francis Bogside burger
Brigid is joining forces with sister bar Francis Bogside. Francis Bogside/Facebook

One of San Antonio's best new restaurants is changing its concept less than a year after opening. Brigid is bringing in elements and dishes from sister bar Francis Bogside to make the high-end concept more accessible.

"We have really enjoyed becoming part of the Southtown neighborhood, but in becoming part of and listening to the neighborhood, we realized we can better serve the community by giving them a spot that is more approachable and still integrates weekly fine-dining menu items," says owner Steve Mahoney in a release. In addition to Brigid and Francis Bogside, Mahoney owns Blue Box and George's Keep.

The restaurant team is responding to Southtown diners by bridging Brigid's elevated cuisine with the more accessible aspects of Francis Bogside; the two concepts, which are located next to one another on Saint Mary's Street, will also be physically connected.

Brigid will keep its modern American focus and seafood fare while bringing in standout dishes from Francis Bogside, like the Thai fried chicken and namesake burger. The kitchen has whipped up a few new pizzas to add to the lineup too.

Brigid debuted to much acclaim last September with a menu by chef Chris Carlson, who came by way of the Andrew Weissman Restaurant Group. Carlson left in early 2016 to head the kitchen at Edera Osteria - Enoteca, and former sous chef Justin Richardson took the helm of Brigid.

Brigid will reopen with dinner service on Friday, August 12, just in time for San Antonio Restaurant Week.

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