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Swanky sports bar kicks off near UTSA campus, plus more San Antonio food news

Swanky sports bar kicks off near UTSA campus, plus more food news

SandBox San Antonio
SandBox offers beer, cocktails, and plenty of entertainment. SandBox/ Facebook

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San Antonio’s recent sports bar trend continues with the opening of SandBox at 7280 UTSA Blvd. near the University of Texas at San Antonio campus. The new watering hole quietly opened on September 28 during a preview week with limited hours, but now is in full swing of things with a large beer selection, fun cocktails, and elevated pub fare like burgers and pizzas.

Long-awaited coffeehouse Folklores makes its official debut on October 13 with a grand opening party starting at 3 pm. In addition to the regular coffee menu, the new South Side hangout, located at 5007 S. Flores St., will be serving drinks infused with cannabidiol from locals CBD distributor Lady Grace. After the buzzy event, the shop will be open from 7 am-7 pm every day except Thursday.

Also new to Alamo City is Crepeccino at 5500 Babcock Rd. #104 near the Medical Center. The sweets shop, which celebrated its first day on October 6, serves plenty of caffeine, macarons, waffles, gelato, and crepes, naturally.

Looks like another location of Boozy’s Creamery and Craft is in the works. According to a public notice filed October 2, the high-octane ice cream shop has applied for a mixed beverage permit for a shop to be located at 711 S St. Mary's St., the former home of Revolucion Coffee + Juice. CultureMap has reached out to the owners for further details.

La Familia Cortez restaurants is partnering with Susan G. Komen San Antonio to fight breast cancer through a new promotion, Conchas for the Cure. During October, Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery will be donating all net sales from pink conchas to the nonprofit. Purchase a limited-edition pan dulce T-shirt to give even more to the cause.

After its September 22 opening, neighborhood eatery Meadow is now in high gear. On September 30, the new restaurant at 555 W. Bitters Rd. launched brunch with creative dishes like Texas oats with crispy pork belly, bok choy and sweet potato syrup. Then it followed it up with the launch of happy hour on October 4, featuring food specials between $2-$6, cocktails starting at $5, and beers starting at $2. The deals are available Tuesday through Thursday, 5-7 pm.