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Wine bar pours onto St. Mary's strip, seafood spot sinks, and more San Antonio food news
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Little Death, the mysterious project from restaurateur Chad Carey and the Empty Stomach Group (Barbaro, Chisme, Hot Joy), snuck onto the San Antonio scene March 10. The project at 2327 N. St. Mary’s St. posted a photo of a row of bottles on Instagram, captioning it matter-of-factly “Hi! We’re a wine bar and we’re open.”
The Stone Oak location of Sam’s Boat Gulf Coast Kitchen + Sports Bar has hit some rough waters. After advertising a crawfish bisque special on its Facebook page on March 5, the Houston-based chain shuttered a day later on March 6. It’s not clear why the owners made the decision — a sign on the door simply says it will “be closed indefinitely.” Multiple requests for comment from the corporate office were not returned.
On March 4, San Antonio eatery Orderup announced the launch of CH2 Cookies, a new delivery service for gooey treats shipping nationwide. The “no B.S.” chocolate chip cookies, as the brand calls them, are available in packs of six or 12, in regular or gluten-free.
International whiskey expert Heather Greene has been brought on to Blanco’s Ben Milam Whiskey, adding to a woman-dominated leadership team that includes partner Marsha Milam and master distiller Marlene Holmes. One of Greene’s first acts will be to launch a new line, which will be the first of the brand’s products to be sold out of state, spreading the gospel of Texas spirits across the country.
Cici’s Pizza is bringing its viral pizza challenge to San Antonio on March 15. Ten area residents will compete in five teams of two to down a 28-inch single topping pie and drink two 32-ounce drinks for the chance to win a $1,500 Visa gift card and compete in the national championship. No word if Pepto-Bismol will also be provided.
The Paramount Network made a stop at Alamo City’s Country Nights for an installment of its hit series Bar Rescue. The episode featured “wild mom parties,” employees drinking on the job, and lots of yelling from perpetually red-faced host Jon Taffer. If you missed its air date on March 10, sneak a peek here. The full episode will be posted online next week.
On March 7, the San Antonio Express-News released its Top 100 Dining and Drinks guide. For the second year in a row, Mixtli took the top spot, joined by Cured, Clementine, Supper, and Botika in the top five.