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San Antonio celebrity chef reopens Italian spot, In-N-Out's bad burger buns, plus more food news
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In news that must have the team at Whataburger cheering, West Coast chain In-N-Out Burger announced June 11 that it was temporarily closing all Texas stores, including the three outposts in San Antonio. The problem? Bad buns, which the company’s executive vice president Bob Lang, Jr. said in a statement did not meet the company’s quality standards. Although the company originally intended to have all the stores up and running by June 12, a customer service representative confirmed that all Texas stores would remain closed until an unspecified date.
The busiest restaurateur in San Antonio is at it again. Just barely over a month after Jason Dadyannounced that he was moving Tre Trattoria to an airy new location at the San Antonio Museum of Art, that location is up and running. According to an Instagram post from the chef, the restaurant is currently only accepting limited reservations.
Vegetarian favorite Earth Burger announced via Facebook June 11 that its second San Antonio location was open for business at 2501 Nacodgoches Rd., serving a plant-based menu of “chik-n” tenders and sandwiches, barbecue pulled jackfruit, and veggie burgers. The growing chain has two other locations in the works, an outpost in the Mall of America in Bloominton, Minnesota, and much closer to home in San Marcos.
Popular food truck Honchos celebrated the grand opening of its second food truck June 8 according to a social media post. The truck at 8190 Seguin Rd. offers the same menu of filled, frozen, and coated churros available with sweet toppings like cajeta, chocolate, condensed milk, Nutella, grape jelly, and peanut butter.
Fast food chain Taco Cabana is majorly expanding its San Antonio presence with three new locations in the area. After opening the first shop at 4335 on May 28, they are welcoming its first guests at 838 E. Bitters Rd. on June 12. A third Taco Cabana will follow on July 9 at 315 NW Loop 410. All three of the locations will be provide late night bites, staying open until 1 am on Monday-Thursday and 24 hours on Friday-Sunday.
The Pearl has released the full ticketed schedule for Olé, San Antonio, the summer cultural series celebrating Alamo City’s connection with Spain. Among the upcoming food events are Dia Mundial de la Tapa on June 21 at the Pearl Stable, which showcases bites from 10 acclaimed chefs plus a Cava tasting bar. On June 23, homegrown restaurateur Johnny Hernandez is the star culinary attraction at Flamenco Tablao, a day devoted to the traditional dance featuring a family style brunch with Spanish favorites like tortilla espanola and paella Valenciana. And on June 26, Patxi Zumarraga from Fismuler in Madrid and Barcelona joins Cured chef Steve McHugh for a special prix fixe menu with pairings. For a full list of ticketed food events, go here.