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An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, Oysters al Fresco and More Restaurant News

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Oysters at Brasserie Pavil.

The city's dining scene is bustling with activity and great tastes to tempt all palates. Oysters on the patio During Fiesta, Brasserie Pavil, 1818 N. Loop 1604 W., celebrated with an oyster bake on the patio. Guests seemed to really enjoy the event and, as a result, the restaurant is offering an oyster bake each Thursday. The menu includes $2 grilled or raw oysters, $2 classic martinis and $2 beers. Call 210-479-5000. Start the weekend right Tommy Moore's Cafe, 915 S. Hackberry St., is having its monthly all-you-can-eat brunch buffet this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you haven't been to Tommy Moore's, it's a haven of home cooking with the fried chicken earning the highest praise. If you have been, then you know what lies in store. The price is $10.95 for adults and $5.95 for children. Call 210-531-9800 to let them know you're coming.

Carpaccio at Fig Tree Restaurant.

A mid-week treat Wanna know the best fine dining secret in town? It's the Tuesday and Wednesday prix fixe special at Fig Tree Restaurant, 515 Villita St. Chef Byron Bergeron and his staff prepare a three-course menu that changes weekly. The specials include two choices of appetizer, entrée and dessert for $39. Wine pairings are available for $49. Recent appetizer options have included smoked duck breast, a summer roll with a peanut sauce or zucchini blossoms with goat cheese and an heirloom tomato coulis. Past entrées options: Steak au Poivre, an oven-roasted prawn, Veal Blanquette with jasmine rice or crispy skin striped bass. Desserts run the gamut from an almond and pear tart to Domino Cake, a creamy house specialty. On a recent Tuesday, it was strawberries flambé prepared tableside. For reservations, call 210-224-1976. Let your server know you're interested in the prix fixe. On the move Fishland Fish Market, 4941 Walzem Road, is moving. Not far, mind you, just next door. But the new space will be much larger, so more diners can enjoy the kitchen's seafood specialties. The move should be complete by July. If you aren't familiar with this haven of fried seafood, with some of the best hush puppies you'll ever taste, check out our review. Though it appeared in September 2009, recent visits have shown it to be as good as ever. Pasha readies second location Pasha Mediterranean Grill will open a second San Antonio location on Loop 1604 at Blanco Road in June. The restaurant's original location is at 9339 Wurzbach Road. Closing San Antone Cafe and Concerts, formerly Casbeers at the Church, is closing. The owners, Steve Silbas and Barbara Wolfe, have cited personal health reasons and the economy. Whatever the reason, it's a shame. The owners have helped raised plenty of money for charities over the years through the Gospel Brunch and other fundraisers, while bringing in some fine music. Many will miss the one-of-a-kind Tex-Mex enchiladas as well as the bean burger, one of the best in the city.
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