Since opening her signature catering company in 2011, chef Tim “The Girl” McDiarmid has been on a roll. Now she is building on the success of that operation and grab-and-go cafe The Good Kind with two new projects in the King William Historic District.
According to a release, the first phase is taking over the operations and booking at event space Ivy Hall. Located in a converted warehouse space at 1127 S. Saint Mary’s St., the compound offers three distinct areas that can be combined for larger events or rented separately.
Guests are first greeted at The Patio, an intimate space surrounded by bamboo and draped with twinkle lights that acts as a reception area to The Gardens. That lush outdoor area is the showpiece of the operation with beautiful landscaping and a funky shipping container building that can be used as a VIP lounge or as a bar.
The indoor area is a versatile space featuring that includes restrooms and staging areas as well as a versatile space for dinners, meetings, or film screenings. The whitewashed brick walls, neutral flooring, and unobtrusive modern fixtures easily lend themselves to a variety of decorating schemes.
Although the Ivy Hall spaces are available for immediate bookings, San Antonians will have to wait a little longer to see the next phase — a new location of The Good Kind. The new outpost will take over the restaurant space, once a Sun-Glo service station.
The menu will be similar to the first outpost in the Pearl’s Bottling Department food hall. Expect cold-pressed juices, smoothies, panini, and bowls like the perpetual favorite mac 'n' cheese made with brown rice noodles, parmesan, and aged white cheddar. The larger space will also allow McDiarmid to also offer a few new dishes and expand the drink program to include beer, wine, and a few curated cocktails.
Barring any construction delays, the second location of The Good Kind will open early in 2019.