Archive | October 22nd, 2010

Rosario’s Owner Opens Two Airport Venues

Rosario’s Owner Opens Two Airport Venues

Fans of Rosario’s Mexican Café y Cantina should know that two new Lisa Wong ventures at the airport had public openings Saturday.

Both places are in Terminal B.

Rosario’s at the Airport offers tastes from one of San Antonio’s favorite restaurants for those who are arriving or departing from the terminal.

R Sala Bebida Botana Bar offers another something different. The restaurateur set out to create a warm, contemporary bar space for relaxing (“sala” means living room) while enjoying small plates and an inviting Latino ambiance.

Lisa Wong is Rosario's owner and creator of the two new airport venues.

Check out the restaurant and bar the next time you’re waiting for a flight.

Rosario’s Mexican Café y Cantina is at 910 S. Alamo St.  Wong also owns Acenar on the River Walk at Houston Street and is a partner in China Latina, 1014 S. Alamo St.

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The Pomegranate: Fresh New Look in Artisans Alley

The Pomegranate: Fresh New Look in Artisans Alley

The Pomegranate opened its doors Thursday evening for a preview of Nancy Fitch’s new restaurant at The Shops at Artisans Alley, 555. W. Bitters Road.

Restaurateur Nancy Fitch welcomes guests to preview of The Pomegranate Thursday.

In the area across from what was once Apple Annie’s Tea Room, the new restaurant features fresh flavors with a healthful, Mediterranean theme. We sampled hummus, potato cakes with smoked salmon and sour cream, slider-sized sandwiches, pastries, cookies and more. Party-goers also checked out other seating areas that are situated around a central kitchen.

The walls are a pretty apple green. The main dining room has a polished wood floors, bead board and pressed-tin looking tiles on the ceiling. Sprays of flowers and, of course, the red fruit that gave the restaurant its name, are part of the decor in the light-filled area.

Fitch, left, who owns The Peach restaurant in Boerne, welcomed guests and said that the restaurant should be open in “about two weeks.”

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