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Famous Valley tamale house rolls into San Antonio and more food news

Famous Valley tamale house rolls into San Antonio and more food news

Delia's Tamales
Delia's Tamales is coming to San Antonio. Photo courtesy of Delia's Tamales

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The Rio Grande Valley’s most famous tamale house, Delia's, is opening its first San Antonio location at 13527 Hausman Pass. Namesake owner Delia Lubin opened her first brick-and-mortar in McAllen in 1998 and has since grown to six locations, each with near rapturous Yelp reviews. An employee confirmed the outpost, but did not know the estimated opening date. However, project details filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation show that construction is expected to be done by November.

A new burger joint is popping up at 20079 Stone Oak Pkwy. #3100, the former home of Vietnamese restaurant Noodles Now. The new concept will be called Yurrr Burger (yes, three Rs) according to a wine and beer retailers' permit application filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The eatery does not have a web or social media presence, but our guess is the menu will involve some combination of patties and buns.

A new concept is driving out all the ghosts at 1201 E. Houston St. Silvia Fernandez, the owner of now-shuttered East Side Music venue Alamo City Music Hall & Club, is taking over the space that most recently hosted haunted house Psycho Asylum & Slaughterhouse, according to a TABC filing. The bar will be called Deuces, but it's unclear if it will carry on the former music hall’s legacy of hosting emerging hip-hop and metal acts. CultureMap has reached out to Fernandez for more info.

The Tricentennial may be over, but downtown fave Esquire Tavern is still celebrating with a new cocktail menu that pays homage to key moments in Alamo City history. Curated by beverage director Houston Eaves, the eight drinks include Fiesta Babies, a tongue-in-cheek tequila sipper that nods to San Antonio children conceived during the city’s biggest festival, and Johnson’s Jumper, a rum drink in honor of Avery Johnson’s momentous shot that secured the Spur’s first NBA championship in 1999.

San Antonio distiller Seersucker added another flavor to its lineup on April 1. Grapefruit features real juice, rosemary, and light juniper for an aromatic citrus sipper. Find bottles at liquor stores across Texas or visit the headquarters from 2-7 pm on May 4 when the brand will be throwing an epic Derby Day party with lawn games, food trucks, and a real live horse for selfie opportunities.

San Antonio produce delivery service Truckin’ Tomato has merged with Austin’s Farmhouse Delivery. The move gives the company twice the purchasing power, expanding its offerings for both wholesale restaurant accounts and popular consumer packages like farmers and rancher boxes and meal prep kits.