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In a barbecue switcheroo, Burnwood ’68 opened December 5 in the space vacated of Kings Hwy Brew & Q in Five Points. Emilio and Christi Soliz closed Kings in September to join the crew at B-Daddy’s BBQ in Helotes. Burnwood’s menu is similar to the previous concept, with the mandatory brisket and sausage plus some unexpected sides like Spanish rice and cheesy potatoes.
Speaking of B-Daddy’s, a second brick-and-mortar location of the beloved barbecue joint opened December 5 in the former home of Texas 46 in Spring Branch, which shuttered in October. The menu is similar to the Helotes location with a variety of smoked meats and traditional sides.
The Patio Southtown temporarily closed November 29 after only six months in business. Owners Jeff Scecina and James Avery (not that James Avery) are slightly retooling the concept and will be back in early January.
After its own hiatus, classic East Side bar Tucker’s Kozy Korner reopened December 5, according to a Facebook post. Jenn and Jeff White handed over the reigns to the 1948 property to Andrew Lake and Nathan Azar in November so they could focus on whipping upcoming restaurant Eastside Kitchenette into shape. The new food menu by Chris Durkin and Phil Carden features bar snacks like wings and steam buns.
Longtime San Antonio Current food and nightlife editor Jessica Elizarraras has left the alt-weekly to join the crew at Dorćol. There she will serve as the company’s chief engagement officer and help continue the brand’s growth.
The Hotel Havana’s River Walk restaurant Ocho will officially launch brunch December 8. The menu stays true to the Pan-Latin flavor of the restaurant with dishes like bolillo French toast, Cuban hash and eggs (a take on the Cubano sandwich), and camote pancakes with house marshmallow fluff and warm leche quemada.