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After a devastating fire on opening night in December 2018, Kindling Texas Kitchen is returning to to 209 N. Main St. in Cibolo on May 11. Run by husband-and-wife chefs Justin and Gwyndolyn Hammerson, the eatery focuses on heritage Texas cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. A menu posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page on May 24 shows a diverse mix of cultural influences from Texas Hill Country game to Mexican chiles rellenos.
A new concept called Shotgun Seltzer is coming to 415 Burnet St., according to a filing with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Although the company has a Facebook page, the owners have not posted any further information. The TABC notice, however, was for a brewer’s permit — meaning this seltzer might have a kick. CultureMap has reached out for more information.
Those who shudder at the thought of healthy food will be glad to know that the Pearl's Cured has launched a new lunch special through the end of the summer. Fry-Days feature a choice of three styles of chicken (house, smoked black pepper, and chili lime) served with hominy, collard greens, a biscuit, and a apple hand pie with cajeta cream for $15.
Garrison Brothers Distillery has announced the finalists of their statewide Bourbon Brawl contest. Raimond Lomeli from The Edison Experiment will be repping San Antonio at the finals on on May 2. If she wins, she will have the chance to create the official cocktail of Dallas Restaurant Week, teach a series of classes at Total Wine and More, and to guest bartend at Whiskey on the Rock in Las Vegas. Oh yeah, there’s also a whopping $10,000 grand prize.
A live production of popular Fox program MasterChef Junior will bring reality TV back to reality when it lands at the Tobin Center on October 13. The family-friendly show will feature cooking competitions from fan favorites, a Q&A session, and an “overall immersive audience experience” according to the website. No word yet if the four San Antonio contestants, featured earlier in April at a Guerra Branch Library demo, will be at the event.
SeaWorld San Antonio kicked off its annual Seven Seas Food Festival on April 19. Running through May 27, the fest tempts guests food and drink inspired by coastal countries every Friday through Sunday and Memorial Day Monday. Tickets run from $45 for 10 samples to $60 for 15 and are in addition to the park admission.