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Popular comfort restaurant opens in Stone Oak, plus more San Antonio food news

Comfort restaurant opens in Stone Oak, plus more San Antonio food news

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Conroy's Irish Pub has brought its meaty fare to Stone Oak. Conroy's Irish Pub/ Facebook

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Conroy’s Bar & Grill, a new concept from the owners of Fair Oaks Ranch fave Conroy’s Irish Pub, opened August 2 at 21119 Hwy. 281 N. in Stone Oak. Although not identical to the original, the eatery features a similar comfort food menu, a full bar, and live music.

A new drive-thru coffee shop debuted at 8802 Huebner Rd. August 1. Brevity Coffee offers a menu of classic and original espresso drinks, Italian sodas, smoothies, and snacks like muffin tops and granola bars. True to its name, the concept advertises lightning-fast service.

The Lighthouse Lounge has dived into the former Pretty Nice Saloon space near Woodlawn Lake. Opened August 1, the watering hole features live music, vinyl nights, and a full bar with wine, beer, and cocktails.

After a thorough sprucing up, The Palm has reopened its downtown location. The classic steakhouse shuttered on June 29 for a refresh that included a new bar and a more state-of-the-art private dining room. The almost 20-year-old eatery, however, didn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. The iconic caricatures or San Antonio celebrities are still part of the decor.

Guerrilla Gourmet owner James Canter is one of 20 chefs to have been selected for the first Around the World in 10,000 Bites benefit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The benefit for the James Beard Foundation features a global contingent of all-star chefs, including Alex Atala (D.O.M in Brazil), Medwin Pang (Hunger Pang in New York City), David Duarte (former Finestre Modern Gastronomy in Phoenix), and Manu Buffara (Manu in Brazil).

The Hyatt Regency San Antonio has created new menus for its Q Kitchen and Q Bar. The new direction will focus on internationally inspired barbecue dished such as a smoked brisket and Elgin jalapeño sausage plate, a burger topped with spicy bacon, and salmon steak with soba noodles and a Szechuan glaze.

Award-winning author and Trinity University grad Pableaux Johnson is bringing his Red Beans Roadshow to Cured on August 18. The special culinary event focuses on classic Louisiana red beans and rice using Camellia Brand red beans. Proceeds benefit Say Sí, a local youth development organization.

San Antonio-based Twang is getting into the mixer business. On July 25, the brand introduced its first liquid product, Twang Reserve michelada cocktail mix. As of August, the product is widely available throughout Texas and will expand nationwide in 2020.