San Antonio's first-ever food hall reveals restaurant lineup
San Antonio's first food hall is on track to open in late July, and the list of participating restaurants has finally been released. The Bottling Department Food Hall at the Pearl will feature five unique concepts: Maybelle's, The Good Kind, Bud's Southern Rotisserie, Fletcher's, and Tenko.
The lineup represents a wide range of cuisine, from burgers to ramen. Thanks to a partnership with nearby High Street Wine Co., the food hall will also boast a beer and wine bar.
Maybelle's, a new shop from the Bakery Lorraine team, will offer gourmet doughnuts, kolaches, fried pies, and more. Balancing out the sweets will be healthier options from The Good Kind, a "modern market and cafe" by Tim McDiarmid.
Bud's Southern Rotisserie will serve comfort food like jambalaya, rotisserie chicken, and other Cajun bites. The concept comes from Pieter and Susan Sypesteyn of Cookhouse and NOLA Brunch & Beignets.
Chef Quealy Watson of Hot Joy and The Monterey is bringing ramen and Japanese bites in the form of Tenko. Chef Sergio Remolina's casual joint, Fletcher's, will serve high-quality burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes.
The food hall is located at the former site of the Pearl Bottling House at the corner of Karnes Street and Pearl Parkway. The 5,500-square-foot facility includes salvaged cornerstones and masonry from the original building, which was built in 1894 and destroyed by a fire in 2003.
"The opening of The Bottling Department marks a poignant milestone in the completion of the renovation of the original 18-acre Pearl Brewery property. We can't think of a more fitting homage to the rich history of this neighborhood than to create a place where San Antonio can come together to make and share great food and camaraderie," says Pearl's chief marketing officer, Elizabeth Fauerso, in a release.
The Pearl, which is already home to a cluster of trendy restaurants and shops, is eyeing expansion. Plans for a 10-story mixed-use office and retail development at the corner of Broadway Street and Pearl Parkway have been submitted to the Historic and Design Review Commission, Fauerso told CultureMap earlier this year. Meanwhile, developers Silver Ventures will use the food hall as a focal point for other projects under construction on the south lawn.
The Bottling Department will open in late July. Hours will be Sunday through Thursday, 7 am to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 7 am to 10 pm.