Auden’s Kitchen, 700 E. Sonterra Blvd., closed Saturday, Feb. 23.
According to a press release from its sister restaurant, Biga on the Banks, “The Biga group has also opted not to renew the lease for the more casual concept Auden’s Kitchen at Sonterra and Sigma; last day of business was Saturday February 23rd.”
Chef Bruce Auden “will continue his focus downtown at Biga on the Banks but wishes to thank the Stone Oak neighborhood, Auden’s Kitchen regulars and the super staff for their support over the last three years,” it reads.
The restaurant became known for its buttermilk fried chicken and other comfort food favorites.
The folks at Biga are more than happy about the news that the restaurant has been named among the semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation awards for most outstanding service in the country.
“Our group is thrilled to be included in the James Beard Awards national semifinals for outstanding service, among a wonderful group of nominees, as announced February 20th,” the release reads. “Particular thanks goes to our many long-term employees, including several who worked at the original location on Locust Street.”
They also praised the two other locals who made the Beard list: “Congratulations to San Antonio chefs Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn and David Gilbert, formerly of Sustenio as semifinalists for Best Chef Southwest.”