A new chapter
With new restaurant and nightlife projects announced seemingly every month, it's no secret that the Pearl area is one of the most burgeoning parts of San Antonio. Now, a new company has been created to usher in the next era of Alamo City hospitality.
The organization, Potluck Hospitality, was created to conceive, manage, and operate concepts at the Pearl. Currently, the lineup includes popular haunts like Best Quality Daughter, Brasserie Mon Chou Chou, Food Hall at Bottling Department, Park Bar, and the weekend markets. Ladino from Austin's Emmer & Rye Hospitality and showcase music venue Stable Hall are coming soon.
Leading the Potluck team will be chief executive officer Elizabeth Fauerso. Formerly the chief marketing officer of Pearl, she curated much of the retail and hospitality concepts at the development and helped launch Hotel Emma.
The rest of the crew includes experienced chefs, designers, and strategists that share a love of sharing meals and communal experiences. According to a release, the name nods to the drive to create "memorable experiences with great food, great music, and great company–where everyone has something to contribute."
"The team at Potluck is united in our passion for hospitality," says Fauerso via the release. "Whether we are in finance, marketing, or operations, for many of us, our first jobs were in the hospitality space, and it is truly a joy to turn our full attention to the business of bringing people together around extraordinary experiences."
The creation of Potluck Hospitality is part of a recent restructuring at Pearl. Two other companies have emerged from the reorganization. Pearl, led by CEO Mesha Millsap, oversees the property, while Pearl Build, under the direction of CEO Bill Shown, handles new development projects.
And for locals, it promises some anticipation. Though the release was short on details, it pledged that Potluck Hospitality would be announcing more concepts as early as this month. The company will also expand its geographical footprint with projects outside of the Pearl neighborhood in the coming years.