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Gourdough’s Public House has finally released the details of the Selena doughnut it teased when announcing the opening details of its new River Walk restaurant. The Bidi Bidi Bon Bon features glittery purple cinnamon butter cream cheese icing, white chocolate covered bon bons, chocolate pearls, a white chocolate sauce, and a sugar high — perfect before a night of dancing. The eatery was originally planned to open on February 23, but since publication of this story, the owners pushed the date back to March 2.
In more Selena-related news, Stripes convenience store is once again paying homage to La Reina de la Cumbia with its wildly popular limited edition cups. The first of three offerings, designed by Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla, will roll out at 10 am February 23, with further releases staggered throughout the year. All three will be available at the Corpus Christi festival honoring the late singer April 12-13. The price is $3.99 and there is a limit of two per person.
Bistro9, the new eatery from married chef team Damien Watel and Lisa Astorga-Watel, will make its San Antonio debut with a series of preview dinners on February 19, 23, and 25, according to a Facebook post. The concept, a brasserie offering classic French cooking, is the ninth restaurant for the couple — hence the name. Secure tickets for the sneak peak here.
San Antonio’s Boardwalk on Bulverde is making a comeback. On March 8-10, the food truck park will be hosting Spring Fling with beer, live music, and plenty of street eats. Wheelie Gourmet, Gracie’s Kitchen, Mr. Fish, Southern Gourmet, and Maniacs have already signed on for the party with more yet to be announced.
The MSN Networks LoveFood site has recognized Box Street Social as the fourth best food truck in America. The piece praised chef Edward Garcia III’s “modern American dishes” like chicken and doughnuts with sticky maple syrup, twice-fried Thai chicken wings, and barbecue pulled pork stuffed avocados.