After just a few years in business, one of San Antonio’s most acclaimed restaurants is shutting its doors. Monte Vista favorite Periphery will close at the end of the year, owner Mark Weaver says.
Weaver tells CultureMap that, ultimately, the decision was spurred by the demands of juggling an independent restaurant and a growing family, echoing a statement posted on Facebook.
“I didn’t get [Periphery] done enough to simultaneously be able to focus on my wife and one-and-a-half and three-and-a-half-year-old kids and give the restaurant the attention it inevitably needs,” says Weaver.
Weaver, previously chef de cuisine at Jason Dady’s Tre Trattoria, opened Periphery at 2512 N. Main Ave. in February 2017.
The New American menu, influenced by Southern and Mediterranean cuisines, quickly drew rave reviews, and the restaurant's seasonal sourcing and ever-shifting menus were in line with the city's handful of upscale destination restaurants. But Periphery was always intended as a neighborhood spot, and Weaver worked within the confines of his small kitchen, keeping the presentations unfussy.
The plan is to continue service through December 31, as the restaurateur wants to remain open through the holidays to give his staff ample time to find another job — and to give his patrons a chance to say goodbye.
During its swan song, Periphery will remain open during its usual hours of 5-9 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, and 5-9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday. A prix-fixe Sunday evening supper series, which launched just this month, will continue 6-8 pm every other week.