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Daily Dish: Second Smashburger Opens

Daily Dish: Second Smashburger Opens

Half Pound BBQ, Bacon & Cheese Burger with Haystack Onions and a Chocolate Malt

Half Pound BBQ, Bacon & Cheese Burger with Haystack Onions and a Chocolate Malt

A second Smashburger opens in San Antonio today. It is at 842 N.W. Loop 410 at Blanco Road in the space once occupied by Oodles.

The Denver-based burger chain offers a series of burgers, smashed on the grill, as well as all-beef hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and salads. Sides include rosemary-flavored Smashfries, Haystack Onions with a horseradish dipping sauce, and Veggie Frites, a fried combination of asparagus, carrots and green beans.

If you like old-fashioned ice cream drinks, check out the chocolate malt, made with Häagen-Dazs.

The first San Antonio store is at 21025 U.S. 281 N. at Stone Oak Parkway. A third is scheduled to open this winter.

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A Dream Coming True

A Dream Coming True

ilsogno2San Antonio foodies have waited for months now for the opening of Il Sogno, Andrew Weissman’s take on Italian food. Well, the wait is almost over.

Weissman, chef and owner of Le Reve and Sandbar, says the Italian restaurant at the Pearl Brewery, 200 E. Grayson St., Suite 100, will have its official opening Aug. 5.

On a tour of the facility this week, Weissman showed how patrons of the restaurant will be greeted upon entry with a view of a pasta maker at work as well as a Prosecco bar. The open kitchen will also have a chef’s table seating for those who want to watch their meal prepared up close.

They’ll get a good look at the focus of the kitchen, a 6,500-pound gas- and wood-fired oven that can reach a temperature of 1,100 degrees. What all that heat means is that pizzas will be cooked in about 1 minute, said Weissman, who is obviously excited by its possibilities.

Those pizzas, by the way, will be priced in accordance with the time you order them. So, if your order is placed at 5:15 p.m., the price will be $5.15. If it’s ordered at 8 p.m., expect to pay $8.

Luca Dellacasa, who has worked with Weissman for several years at Le Reve, will be in charge of the kitchen, while Terri Wright, formerly of Silo, will manage the front of the house.

Il Sogno (SOWN-yo) is Italian for “the dream.” Just as Le Reve is French for “the dream.”

The new restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No reservations will be taken. Call (210) 223-3900.

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