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Acclaimed San Antonio chef announces juicy new burger restaurant, plus more food news
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Andrew Weissman announced on June 7 that he was closing Moshe’s Golden Falafel to make way for a different kind of patty. Hamburger joint Mr. Juicy will take over the 3910 McCullough Ave. space by the end of June. Although originally it looked like San Antonians would have a few days to say goodbye to the former concept, an employee told CultureMap that Moshe’s closed June 10.
Northeast Side mainstay Mama’s Cafe shuttered June 2, but it won’t be out of action long. The family of original owner Cappy Lawton, who own the land and the building, are taking over operations. After a brief hiatus for remodeling, the eatery will reopen sometime this summer.
Speaking of brief hiatuses, Sprouts Farmers Market will close its Henderson Pass location at 17700 N. Highway 281 on June 25, only to, erm, sprout back up at 22135 Bulverde Rd. a day later. The new store will have “ample parking, enhanced decor, and the knowledgeable service and healthy products at everyday prices that Sprouts is known for,” according to a news release.
Don’t call it at comeback. Jason Dady’s Bin 555 will be resurrected for one night only on June 24 at Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar. The 555 W. Bitter Rd. address holds special significance for everyone involved. Not only was it the site of the much-missed Bin, it was also where now-married Meadow owners PJ and Lindsey Edwards first met. The five-course meal costs $55. Reservations are available through Meadow.
In other Dady news, the chef has brought back Lobster Week to downtown’s Range June 9-16. The promotion butters up San Antonio by offering a four-course shellfish feast for only $40 per person.
Craving stone fruit but don’t want to make the drive to the Hill Country? Fredericksburg Peach Market is popping up at The Shops of La Cantera on July 13, selling juicy peaches, wines, jellies, salsas, and more. The date also kicks off the development’s free country concert series in conjunction with Luckenbach, Texas. Musician Thomas Michael Riley performs at 7 pm. The market runs from 10 am to 6 pm.
Beloved beverage shop Brew’s Lee Tea is on its last straw — at least the plastic kind. Owner Frances Lee has found an alternative for large boba straws that is much more environmentally friendly. The tapioca-based replacements will roll out in the upcoming weeks, continuing the business’ commitment to sustainability.