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6 things to know about San Antonio food right now: Favorite pizza truck serves last slice
Editor's note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of San Antonio's restaurant and bar scene. We have you covered with our weekly roundup of essential food news.
Openings and closings
Popular pizza truck Righteous Pie has served its last slice. The two-year-old operation, most recently parked at the Block, was especially known for its variety of plant-based alternatives like vegan cheese and summer squash. In a frank social media post, the trailer said that continuous construction and food inflation caused the project to be untenable.
Dance club Cream is clearing out the cobwebs of Saint Paul Square. Via Instagram, the Beacon Hill night spot announced it had begun renovations of a multi-story building at 102 Heiman St. Creatures of the night will lurk in the goth-themed main level, while technophiles will sweat in the basement. The top floor, with a skyline view, will be available for private bookings and musical showcases. Though the owners did not yet divulge a projected opening date, the original Cream will stay open until the first bass drop before transitioning to a hookah lounge and late-night eatery.
The owners of South Side spot Bobbie's Café are taking a second concept under their wing. According to a new Facebook page, Birdie's Bake Shop, Coffee House & Eatery will take flight this summer. Located next door to the Southern restaurant, the shop will dish out French pastries and plenty of caffeine.
Other news and notes
We guess there's a market for it. Touring dining experience Karen's Diner stops in San Antonio on September 16 and 17. During the pop-up, purposefully rude servers dish out burgers and fries in a vaguely '50s atmosphere. Unlike other famous Karens like BBQ Becky, however, the concept prohibits racist, sexist, homophobic, or ableist slurs. It does not, however, ban hefty pricing. The $47 ticket covers one burger, one soda, and an order of fries.
And apparently, there's a market for this one too. In celebration of Fiesta, Bakery Lorraine has debuted a pickle macaron. Available at all locations, the sesame seed-topped cookie is filled with pickle curd buttercream and retails for $3.
Like many of us, it looks like Texas Monthly's long-running TM BBQ Fest is so over Austin. The magazine announced that its meat festival will return to Lockhart for a second year. The two-day extravaganza, held November 4-5, kicks off with the BBQ World Fair in Lockhart's historic downtown on the 4th, followed by a November 5 picnic featuring pitmasters from the magazine's vaulted top 50. Members of the TM BBQ Club get first dibs on the tickets on June 1.