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Rosella at the Rand is launching a few new programs to make it even more of a downtown destination. On Saturdays, the restaurant will now be allowing San Antonians to sleep in by offering all day breakfast between 7 am-4 pm. On Sundays, wake up with jazz music from Trinity University’s radio station KRTU, and enjoy brunch options from 10 am-3 pm. The new-ish eatery will also be adding happy hour food and drink specials Monday through Saturday from 4-7 pm, and rotating local DJ sets during a recurring party called Bustin' Loose on Saturdays from 9 pm-midnight.
Locally owned Jugo Juicery is expanding with two new locations: one at 9708 Business Parkway in Helotes and another in Leon Springs. The Helotes spot will be serving juices, smoothies, and bowls within a month. The second new location should be open within 60 days.
Southtown favorite The Friendly Spot will soon be doubling the fun. Although the exact location has not been revealed, the new location will be on the Southside.
A new Japanese and Korean barbecue restaurant has opened at 19186 Huebner Rd. in northwest San Antonio. At Quarters, diners can select from a variety of meats to be grilled tableside or opt for classic snacks like edamame, fried spring rolls, or pork dumplings.
Southtown eatery Battalion is firing up a new lunch menu beginning February 5. Chef and partner Stefan Bowers, along with executive chef Ezekiel Cavazos, has kept the offerings classic with pastas, sandwiches, and affordable entrees like chicken Parmesan.
A group of industry pros has banded together to create the Texas Culinary Alliance, a membership organization that helps independent restaurateurs have more buying leverage to receive high-volume pricing on ingredients.
The Rustic is celebrating Fat Tuesday with a "Mardi Craw" party on February 13. The festivities will include DJs, a live performance from Austin's R&B singer-songwriter Tameca Jones, face painting, green and purple swag, and plenty of crawfish. Admission is free with RSVP, but VIP tickets are also available.
Punny shop Brew’s Lee Tea will be celebrating Chinese New Year between February 16-28 with a special dragon tea made with Instagram essential ingredients avocado and matcha.