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Southern cobbler, wicked coffee, and a risqué sign scandalize San Antonio food news
Local shutters always produce a kneejerk reaction, but not every closing is a reason to shed social media tears. This week, a beloved noodle shop announced its last days while San Antonio was deprived of one more place to get a strip club lunch. Which is more worthy of nostalgia, we’ll leave to you. But those looking for naff décor can at least purchase a sparkly reminder of the latter.
Openings and closings
A new dessert shop is now giving San Antonio some sugar. The Peach Cobbler Factory announced its debut at 1321 N. Loop 1604 E. # 103 on February 3 via an Instagram announcement. The Nashville-based chain serves 12 flavors of its namesake treat alongside other dentist-pleasing offerings like cookies, shakes, puddings, Belgian waffles, and brownies.
In a forthright — and at times poetic — social media post, Noodle Tree owner Mike Nguyen shared some major developments in his business. Explaining that a returned cancer diagnosis has readjusted his priorities, he is now focusing on his passion projects. Noodle Tree will shutter on March 17 to make way for two new concepts in April. Although Nguyen did not share details of the upcoming eateries, he did promise they would “match the same standard, passion, and creativity of Noodle Tree.”
A chapter in Alamo City’s tawdry history has ended. Long-running strip club AllStar’s Gentleman’s Sports Club shuttered sometime in January. The owners did not share a reason for the move, but local vulgarians can own a piece of its history. For 30,000 ones, Facebook Marketplace shoppers can buy the sign.
Despite Clever Real Estate ranking San Antonio as the fourth worst coffee city in the United States, new coffee spots continue to open on the regular. On January 5, New Braunfels-based mini-chain Wicked Voodoo Espressoannounced its opening at 10234 TX-151 #101. In addition to pouring all the coffee shop chestnuts, Wicked Voodoo offers hot chocolate, frappés, and energy drinks called Spirit Chargers.
Other news and notes
Whataburger continues its run on condiment combos. The chain has partnered with hot sauce maker Cholulu on a spicy ketchup, now available at groceries. The flavor is a redux of an early collaboration — Spicy Batch No. 2 — previously only available at restaurants.
Rosario’s is celebrating the first anniversary of its new location with a month of festivities. Highlights include a Galentine’s Day party on February 13, the Love on the Rocks Valentine’s Day event on February 14, and a National Margarita Day shindig on February 22.