6 things to know about San Antonio food right now: Schertz watering hole slides into second location
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Openings and closings
TDLR records also spilled the beans that Schertz watering hole Bar House is spiffing up a building at 820 N. Alamo for a new location. Construction is set to begin in July and wrap up in early 2024.
While Fiesta crowds were busy reveling in the streets, downtown eatery Bunz Handcrafted Burger was hard at work opening a second location. In an Instagram announcement in partnership with local influencer Chris Flores (aka Eat Migos), the shop revealed its April 24 debut at 6819 N. Loop 1604 W. The featured bite was, what else, a chicken on a stick burger.
Other news and notes
Sari-Sari Supper Club restaurateur Camille De Los Reyes is bringing back last year’s passport program celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the city's AAPI culinary community. The booklets — available for download online or at any participating restaurant — give guests a 10-percent discount at some of San Antonio’s best eateries, including Sichuan House, Za’atar Lebanese Grill, Singhs, and Best Quality Daughter.
R+ R Collective Co. will also be making the month more delicious with a pop-up event dedicated to Asian American and Pacific Islander vendors. Held noon- 4 pm on May 6, Tastea Market will feature food stands from Happea Vegans, Pinay Bake Shop, Ooyoo Pan, and Mon Bon Delight, plus wares from Transcendental Creative and Archival Goods.
Wizarding fans can break out their wands for a pop dinner on May 8 at 1917 Restaurant and Bar. 1917 chef Hector Rojas and Hell’s Kitchen alum Mary Lou Davis will dazzle guests with blue scallop crudo, beef Wellington, and a treacle tart served with butterbeer. Guests can also order magical cocktails and cosplay for a chance to win door prizes. We would love to see an all-too-fitting mash-up of J.K. Rowling and Dolores Umbridge.
Pearl eatery Ladino is getting into the happy hour game. Along with its usual assortment of refreshers, the restaurant will introduce a frozen Raki lemonade, available only during the social hour. Deals include $5 off select wines and all cocktails, $2 off beer, and specials on small bites, including hummus, muhammara, saganaki, and chicken wing kebab. Hours are 5-6:30 pm on weekdays.