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The team behind Stone Oak’s Full Belly Café + Bar is getting a bit fuller. Real estate agent Mike Garansuay spilled the beans that the restaurant had rented a space in Olmos Plaza at 4212 McCullough Ave. for a second location of the American eatery. Though Full Belly reposted the news on its own channels, it did not reveal an exact opening date.
The Medical Center lunch crowd gained a new place to nosh on April 1. According to an Instagram post, the new Japanese concept Time To 8 has taken over the formerThyme for Lunch space at 9390 Huebner Rd #104. Guests can expect rice bowls, sushi, ramen, and bento boxes.
Austin-based coffee chain Summer Moon is continuing its San Antonio expansion with a fourth location at 21134 US Hwy 281 N. in Stone Oak. The spot, known for wood-fired beans, will celebrate its grand opening 7 am-12 pm on April 16 with giveaways, swag, samples, and discounts.
Other news and notes
Locals wondering why their Uber Eats and Favor orders take so long now have an answer. According to a study by online network Porch, San Antonio has the second-fewest delivery drivers among U.S. metropolitan areas. Using U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, the company determined that Alamo City has only three delivery drivers per 1,000 residents.
After a two-year delay, aspiring chicken parents can once again flock to the San Antonio Chicken Walk on April 16. The event, sponsored by the Food Policy Council of San Antonio, is a self-guided tour of San Antonio’s chicken coops ending with refreshments and fun at Garcia Street Urban Farm at 218 Garcia St. Guests can kick off their journey at Olmos Basin Farmers Market at 100 Jackson Keller Road between 9:30 am-1 pm. Tickets are available online.
Fans of fine dining and booze will be heartened to know that Landrace’s Dinner Series will be returning on April 21. The Riverwalk dining destination has teamed up with Fort Worth’s Blackland Distillery for a paired four-course dinner for the official return. Menu highlights include tuna ceviche and a springtime smore for dessert. Tickets are $120 and are available through Eventbrite.