Pearl Food Hall
Pearl food hall dives into pasta and barbecue with 2 new concepts
One thing about Pearl's Food Hall at Bottling Department — it's never dull. Now, managing group Potluck Hospitality is giving it some extra pizazz with the opening of two new pop-up concepts.
The first comes from husband-and-wife duo Orlando and Susana Aguirre. Pasta Factory has landed in the space formerly occupied by the couple's beloved food hall stop, Chilaquil, now operating out of the Tenko Ramen's former home.
As the name implies, Pasta Factory offers an unfussy experience devoted to carbs. On deck are reinvented classics like fettuccine alfredo, poblano penne rigate, pomodoro spaghetti, Bolognese pasta spaghetti, and lasagna. Each can be customized by add-ons such as grilled shrimp, chicken, or roasted vegetables. For dessert, the Aguirres offer a tiramisu cake.
"We are excited to expand our offerings and share the food that connects our community," said Orlando Aguirre via a release.
Trading noodles for smoked meat, the second pop-up is already a favorite of Pearl Farmers Market regulars. Three Six General, initially founded in San Marcos by Mattison Bills, specializes in local sourcing, in-house butchering, charcuterie, and natural wines. The concept's first brick-and-mortar location will dish out smokehouse fare from the former home of El Diente de Oro.
The menu features Central Texas barbecue standbys, including a fried chicken sandwich, hot pastrami sandwich, wings, fries, and mac and cheese. Looking forward, the restaurant will also debut a full lineup of oak-smoked meats.
"I love San Antonio and am incredibly thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of this community," said Bills in a statement.
Both additions align with Potluck Hospitality's mission to bring diverse culinary experiences to locals. The pair will join Chilaquil, Caribbean street food joint Mi Roti, and the recently added WonderSlice in providing guests one of San Antonio's ultimate grab-and-go feasts.