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Openings and closings
Downtown oasis The Luxury will soon land in an unexpected second location. A rep from San Antonio International Airport operator Paradies Lagardère confirms it is working with renowned chef Andrew Weissman on a new outpost to be completed in summer 2020. There’s no word yet on the menu and a request for further information from the restaurant was not returned at press time.
Speaking of new locations, it appears that Asian favorite Hon Machi Korean BBQ has a new spot in the works. According to a project filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the restaurant will be at the strip center at 10222 Huebner Rd. The finish date is listed as June 2020.
New nightlife concept Boxcar Bar officially rolled into 125 Lamar St., Ste. 103 on November 30. Owner Tony Coss, who also operates La Roca Cantina and Green Lantern, tells CultureMap that the concept serves a mixture of house and classic cocktails made with high quality spirits and fresh ingredients. The watering hole also offers a variety of infused spirits like coconut rum, mango tequila, and strawberry vodka with weekends kicked up with sets from a live DJ.
Other news and notes
Dorcol Distilling + Brewing Co.’s 5th Annual Kinsman Brandy Alexander Tour kicked off December 2. Each year, the brand asks local bars and restaurants to create innovative versions of the classic dessert cocktail to serve all month long. This year, the company attracted a cross section of some of the Alamo City’s brightest concepts, including Biga on the Banks, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, Bar 1919, Francis Bogside, The Hoppy Monk, Jet-Setter, Liberty Bar, Maverick Texas Brasserie, The Modernist, Ocho, Pastiche, Rosella at the Rand, Still Golden Social House, and Dorcol's tasting room.
The San Antonio Coffee Festival is returning January 4 to perk up locals after the long holiday season. Held at La Villita Historic Arts Village, the daytime event offers samples of more than 80 coffees , live music, and educational opportunities. Tickets are on sale now starting at $8.