The buzz this week is that San Antonio chef Jeff Balfour, who opened Citrus at the Hotel Valencia, is planning a restaurant of his own at the Pearl Brewery. The restaurant will be located on the ground floor of the historic brew house on the property in fall 2014.
“I am honored to be a part of such an amazing development,” Balfour says. “We are going to focus on the relationships between great food, great beer and being part of a great community. The idea of a great place for people to gather and collaborate is at the heart of our concept.”
Balfour has been in San Antonio since 2002 and began his culinary career in the city at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. Under his direction, Citrus Restaurant became known for its innovate menus as well as its paella, which won Balfour several awards.
No name has been announced yet.
In the last few years, the Pearl has become home to a growing number of venues offering food and drink, including, in alphabetical order, Arcade Midtown Kitchen, the Blue Box, Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden, the CIA Bakery and Cafe, the Granary ‘Cue and Brew, Green Vegetarian Cuisine, Il Sogno, La Gloria, Nao, ne Lucky Duck Juice & Takeaway, and the Sandbar. Steven McHugh’s Cured is also opening soon.