WINE AND DINE
Arizona wine bar and café pours into San Antonio with two locations
With its tradition of neighborhood ice houses, San Antonio has long been considered a beer town. But don’t tell that to the many entrepreneurs who are lately bringing wine-based concepts to Alamo City.
The latest to pop the cork is Phoenix-based Postino. After opening several outposts in the Houston area, the all-day wine bar and café will make its local debut with two locations — one in the Rim shopping center in June, followed by a second restaurant at 2600 Broadway in early 2024.
According to a release, each location will have a 40-plus wine list augmented with more than 30 domestic and local beer selections. For those who like to get a little soused before afternoon Zoom meetings, Postino features a happy hour until 5 pm with $6 glasses of wine or craft beer pitchers.
The food menu is mostly made up of Italian-inspired snacks like an olive mix, meatballs with goat cheese, shrimp scampi, panini, and mozzarella with tomatoes. In addition, guests can order charcuterie, cheese, or veggie boards or customize a bruschetta tray.
The brunch service, however, is a more decadent affair, listing a croque madame as a mere “table bite.” Mains include meatball shakshouka and a focaccia stack with avocado, prosciutto, fried egg, and Marcona almonds. Though the joint does not carry liquor, it does make great use of its lower octane stock in cocktails like a Madeira and sherry Bloody Mary.
The release kept most of the design details general but did promise vintage light fixtures, “wide-ranging” art, and installations reflecting the character of each neighborhood. Though renderings of the San Antonio were not available, other locations sport a variety of nostalgic bric-a-brac and plenty of art books.
Each location will also open up with garage-style doors and an indoor-outdoor patio bar. Undoubtedly, that will be dotted with the company’s distinctive canary yellow umbrellas.