This week's hot headlines
Closure of acclaimed restaurant tops this week's 5 most-read SATX stories
Editor's note: It’s that time again — time to check in with our top stories. From sad restaurant closures to hopeful news for home owners, here are the five most-read stories over the past seven days.
1. Acclaimed San Antonio restaurant suddenly shutters with call to support local. After a seven-year run, Sangria on the Burg, a national and local food media darling, will shutter on December 31. In a social media statement, chef and owner Ceasar Zepeda candidly blamed rising costs and declining sales.
2. San Antonio is the 5th most 'house rich' city in America, report finds. With high interest rates and home prices making daily headlines, houses in Texas' current real estate market may seem out of reach for many potential homebuyers. But that isn't the case in San Antonio. A new study has revealed San Antonio is the No. 5 most "house rich" major city in the nation.
3. Fat burgers, chain custard, and downtown dance clubs invade San Antonio food news. While waiting for a planned Leon Springs location to open, California-based brand Fatburger will break ground on a third location at 11075 Interstate 10 #306. Meanwhile, New York ice cream purveyor Abbott's Frozen Custard is planting the flag for its first San Antonio shop. Those are just two tasty tidbits in this week's restaurant news roundup.
4. San Antonio's acclaimed Carnitas Lonja and sister joint shockingly shut down. Less than 48 hours after acclaimed Filipino concept Sari Sari Supper Club announced it was shuttering, a harbinger of San Antonio's recent culinary renaissance is also throwing in the towel. In a social media statement, Carnitas Lonja chef and owner Alex Paredes announced that his universally lauded restaurant would close on December 31.
5. San Antonio sparkles and shines as No. 5 most festive city in the U.S. for 2023. San Antonio homes, businesses, and special events that go all out to deck their halls for the holidays have not gone unnoticed. San Antonio has been named No. 5 most festive city in the United States. A new study by home services provider Thumbtack puts San Antonio at the top of the nice list this year.