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Restaurant Notes & Quotes: Perry’s Steakhouse, Stone Werks, and Westin Beer Dinner

Restaurant Notes & Quotes: Perry’s Steakhouse, Stone Werks, and Westin Beer Dinner

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille coming to La Cantera

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, a chain out of Houston, will be moving into The Falls in The Shops at La Cantera. The steakhouse’s website shows the opening coming this fall at a new section of the shops at 15900 La Cantera Parkway.

Perry’s will offer a “unique yet casual décor” with seating for 350 guests, four private dining rooms and its award-winning menu. It will also be offering a prime, 22-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak, prepared with kosher salt and pepper and topped with herb butter. We’ll be giving that some thought.

Arriving ...when? The sign is up, but nobody's home quite yet.

So, are you still werking on that?

Well, yes, according to the sign that’s been in prominent view in Lincoln Heights, at the corner of Broadway and Nacogdoches, a Stone Werks Big Rock Grille is on the way.

(And, what’s up with that “e” at the end of the perfectly good word “grill,” anyway? Perry’s? Stone Werks? Limestone?)

But the greater question is, “When will they open?” We conducted a swift and informal site inspection, determining that it didn’t appear quite ready for prime (rib) time.

But, according to an employee, we might see the doors opening early in November. Rumor has it, they close down the Jones Maltsburger location.  Or, will they? If they tell you, hey, let us know!

This just in:   Owner Larry Gibson was able to get back with us this morning, and says that the first or second week in November will, indeed, see the opening of the new Stone Werks. It’s 7,500 square feet, with a custom-designed bar, and will have what customers know as the Stone Werks atmosphere, with some neat, new touches.

Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at The Westin

The Westin La Cantera Resort invites beer lovers to their Oktoberfest Beer Dinner on Friday, Oct. 7. The four-course dinner begins at 7 p.m. in the Palo Duro Pavilion.

Four beers from Samuel Adams will be featured, along with an especially beer friendly menu created by chefs Isaac Cantu, John Herdman and Henry Weslowski.

Guest host for the reception and dinner will be Austin Tipps, district manager, of Boston Beer Company.

Tickets are $49 per person (not including tax or gratuity). Make reservations directly with The Westin at 210-558-2305.

The Pomegranate has closed

We’re sorry to say that this pretty and relatively new restaurant in Artisans Alley, 555 Bitters Road, has closed. Owner Nancy Fitch still owns her first restaurant, The Peach Cafe, in Boerne.

Myron’s Prime Steak House Wine Dinner

Myron’s next wine dinner, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, will be featuring wines from Blackbird Vineyards. The price is $95 plus tax and tip. Reservations are required. Call 830-624-1024. Myron’s is in New Braunfels, 136 North Castell Ave.

On the menu: An orange-infused tuna tartare with jalapeño, avocado and ginger over a strawberry gastrique with the Arriviste  Rosé;  Tomato salad with fennel, pickled mushrooms, cherry reduction and a warm bacon vinaigrette with Arise Proprietary Red;  A mocha crusted scallop over a fennel and leek purée, with a savory toffee glaze with Illustration Proprietary Red. Main course:  Sous vide Beef Wellington over mixed bean succotash with sauce chasseur with the Contrarian Proprietary Red; dessert and coffee.

Surf and Turf at The Lodge

Today through Saturday (Sept. 24)  The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills offers a $35 prix fixe menu to please those who can’t decide between meat and seafood. Have ’em both. Call 210-349-8466 for reservations. The Lodge is at 1746 Lockhill Selma.

Start with Blue Crab and Pork Meatballs with Deconstructed Bahn-Mi; then Creamy Shrimp Bisque with Duck Confit Carnitas and Crispy Duck Skin. Third course is  Pan-seared Salmon with Roasted Squab Sauce, Dirty Rice and Red Pepper Jam OR  Cast Iron-seared Beef Tenderloin with “Creole Shrimp” and Creamy Polenta ($10 Beef Supplement). For dessert:  Key Lime Pie Tart with Vanilla Chantilly and Coconut Meringue.

The Monterey

Remember, y’all  (as we say in our best Paula Deen voice) that El Monty is now open on Monday nights. Same hours: 5 p.m.-midnight. 1127 S Saint Marys St.

Another thing to remember: We like gossip. So, if you have some juicy restaurant news that you can’t keep to yourself, email or’ll be glad to spread the word.



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