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5 things to know in San Antonio food right now: Brazilian steakhouse goes up in smoke
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
A La Cantera steakhouse has abruptly snuffed out its flame. Via a May 23 social media post, Bovino's Brazilian Steakhouse & Seafood announced it had shuttered for "reasons out of [their] control." The restaurant, part of a Mexico-based chain, first opened in San Antonio as Bovino's Churrascaría, later rebranding. In late April, a newly added brunch service debuted to an enthusiastic response. But by May 10, the spot announced its website had been suspended. For fans of the restaurant, there is some hope on the horizon. The statement said the closure was "for the time being," hinting at a possible return.
A sudsy new concept is wagging into Castle Hills. According to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation records, Thirsty Pups Brewery & Bottle Shop will soon begin construction on a space in Castle Hills Market at 2211 NW Military Hwy #130. The concept, which does not yet appear to have a social or net presence, is set to finish the build-out in September.
A popular food truck is wheeling into a new brick-and-mortar. Guerito's Red Tacos, known for birria and aguas frescas, announced its grand opening at 9218 Potranco Road on June 2. The menu will slightly expand on the trailer's offerings while carrying longtime favorites. Those wanting a quick consommé fix can also visit the reopened food truck at 8701 FM 1560.
The Embassy Oaks location of Magnolia Pancake Haus is flipping to a new site. The original spot will close on June 4 in preparation for the switch. The diner is looking to open its 2070 N. Loop 1604 spot on June 9, barring any moving woes.
Other news and notes
Tastemakers-nominated chef Jesse "Kirk" Kuykendall is heading to Columbia for an exclusive dinner at Ocho. The June 15 event will feature dishes inspired by her South American travels, including arepas, bandeja paisa, and obleas. Tickets for the six-course feast are sold in pairs for $175 and are available here.