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7 things to know in San Antonio food right now: Gourmet cinnamon roll shop rises in Alamo Ranch

7 things to know in San Antonio food: Gourmet cinnamon roll shop rises

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Cinnaholic is rolling into the Northwest Side with a new location. Photo courtesy of Cinnaholic

Editor’s note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of San Antonio’s restaurant and bar scene. We have you covered with our regular roundup of essential food news.

Openings and closings
Berkley, California-based chain Cinnaholic is rolling out a second Alamo City location on the Northwest Side. Via a newly created Facebook page, the bakery franchise announced it was setting up shop at 5519 W. Loop 1604 N. #104 in the Alamo Ranch shopping center. Known for its vegan, made-to-order treats — and for impressing investor Robert Herjavec on Shark Tank — Cinnaholic opened its first local operation in 2020 at 812 S. Alamo St. in Southtown.

After more than 32 years in business, one of San Antonio’s essential restaurants is calling it a day. In a lengthy Facebook statement, a rep for Mr. & Mrs. G’s Home Cooking said the East Side staple would serve its last meal on July 30, citing “the impact of COVID 19 and other factors.” The soul food destination will adjust hours to Wednesday through Friday, 11 am-5 pm, and Saturday, 11am-3 pm until the final day. The menu will also be tweaked as stocks dwindle.

Plans for Dave’s Hot Chicken’s San Antonio expansion appear to be warming up. In March, franchisees John Hotchkiss, Jason Hotchkiss, and Paul Gorman shared their plans to bring eight outposts of the buzzy Los Angeles chain to the area but gave scant details. Now, a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation reveals the first Dave’s will hatch at Highway 151 and Hunt Lane. Construction is set to finish by February 2022, according to state records.

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation records also divulge that Phoenix’s Postino Wine Café is eyeing two locations in town. The casual eatery serves a variety of vino-friendly small plates and boards along with bruschetta, soup, salad, and paninis. Guests can clink glasses at both 17627 La Cantera Pkwy in the Rim and 2600 Broadway by spring if the builds go as planned.

Those not yet old enough to indulge in Pinot can run amok at San Antonio’s latest Peter Piper Pizza. On July 18, a monster 12,000-square-foot location opened at 12475 Interstate Highway 10 West at De Zavala Road, according to a release. Operated by franchisee Kirk Robison, the new outpost is the 10th area location for the company.

Other news and notes
Southeast Asian stalwart Thai Dee is emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. Following a two-year hiatus, the restaurant took to social media to celebrate the reopening of its dining room. Hours are noon-8 pm, Monday through Thursday, and noon-9 pm Friday and Saturday. Those who prefer to eat banana spring rolls in pajamas can still take advantage of delivery and take-out with online ordering noon-7:45 pm.

A global heatwave notwithstanding, restaurant reservation platform OpenTable has announced its list of the nation’s top 100 restaurants for outdoor dining. The list considered views, the overall experience, and the quality of cuisine to compile the rankings. Only one San Antonio eatery made the cut, Pearl hot spot Brasserie Mon Chou Chou.