One of San Antonio’s most acclaimed mobile caterers is making a the leap to brick-and-mortar. According to co-owner Daniel Treviño, The Box Street Social will have permanent home at Hemisfair in April 2020.
“It has been a goal since we first started," explains Treviño, who operates the concept with chef Edward Garcia III. “The main hurdle was finding the right location.”
The team found just that in a 3,600-square-foot space that will anchor the upcoming mixed-used development The ’68. Austin import Lick Honest Ice Creams, which announced its second Alamo City location in July, will be the restaurant’s neighbor.
Treviño says that locals can expect to find popular items from the current menu at Hemisfair, but the team will continuously tinker with the offerings to “pique the interest of [their] guests throughout the season.”
Like many local eateries, Box Street Social is mindful of sourcing peak produce, but the ever-changing menu doesn’t just take advantage of yearly harvests. Treviño says the restaurant also wants to fit in with the rhythms of South Texas life and will occasionally serve items outside its American-eclectic focus.
“[We want to serve] things that are distinct to San Antonio, like Fiesta," he says. "Why not do tamales, street tacos, or corn in a cup?”
In addition to curing hunger pangs, Box Street Social will offer a full bar to quench patron’s thirst. Treviño is quick, however, to clarify that the restaurant is not going to engage in complicated, time-consuming mixology. Instead, the craft cocktails will arrive to the table in a jiffy.
Since a build-out is impending, Box Street Social can’t yet confirm an exact opening date. Treviño says the concept will post regular updates via its social media channels. The food truck will remain in operation for catering as usual.