Culinaria’s fourth annual Restaurant Week has begun and many of us are getting our appetites into overdrive.
This year’s line still includes multi-course lunches for $15 and dinners for $35 at restaurants around town. But there’s also a food truck event on Aug. 20.
For a full list of participants, click here.
But that’s not the only restaurant news in town.
Fattboy Burgers, 2345 Vance Jackson Road, is expanding.
The burger joint is opening a second location in a few weeks. It will be at 11224 Huebner Road, just off I-10, in the same space that Fat Burger — not to mention a number of other restaurants — once occupied.
Don’t confuse the two.
Fattboy offers a juicy burger with your choice from an extensive array of toppings, including mushrooms, grilled onions, grilled jalapeños and grilled bell pepper. Hebrew National hot dogs, fried pickles, onion rings, fried mushrooms and freshly cut fries fill out the menu.
Fat Burger offered an uncooked malnourished burger with unremarkable fries, which was one explanation as to why it went out of business quickly.
Fattboy should be open in early September if all goes according to schedule.
Beat Street introduces a new menu
Beat Street Coffee Co. and Bistro, 2512 N. Main Ave., has changed up a few items on its menu.
New dishes include a small plate of shrimp a la plancha with caponata and large plates of Mussels/Migas and Olive-Crusted Tuna.
Plus, the hangar steak is now being served with caramelized cauliflower, sherry raisins, olives and salsa verde.
Call (210) 320-2099.
News from NAO
NAO, the restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus, has two new projects in the works.
On Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., they are staging a pop-up taco stand at the fire pit at the center of the Pearl campus. The stand is offering the likes of suckling pig and roasted pork tacos as well as aguas frescas for customers to enjoy while they go to the Pearl Farmers Market.
Plus, the restaurant is now offering a Fire & Ice happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays featuring $3 small plates as well as specials on beer, wine, sangria and aguas frescas.
NAO is at 312 Pearl Parkway. Call (210) 554-6484.
Myron’s hosts Patrón dinner
The first course pairs a salad of cold water lobster, jumbo lump crab, golden dorado and shrimp with a Pyrat Rum Mojito. It is followed by Inside Out Lettuce Wraps with seared Kansas City strip, mango pico, and watermelon with an Ultimat Vodka Mule.
A filet slider with chimichurri, cilantro, pickled onions and queso fresco with Patrón Añejo & Grand Platinum. Closing out the evening is a chocolate caramel shooter with a Patrón Cocoa Martini.
The cost of the dinner is $85.95 plus tax and tip. Call (210) 493-3031 for reservations.
Luce adds children’s menu
Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Road, has added a children’s menu.
The dishes include Linguine and Meatball, Cheese Ravioli, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Chicken Tenders and Fries. Each plate comes with a soft drink. The price of each is $4.99.
For information, call (210) 561-9700.
- Rossini Italian Bistro, 2195 N.W. Military Hwy., has reopened after a brief vacation. Call (210) 615-7270 for information.
- Saveurs 209, 209 Broadway, will be closed Aug. 20-Sept. 3, so that the owners, the Nykiels, can take a vacation. Call (210) 639-3165.
Ruth’s Chris job fair
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which is moving to the Grand Hyatt, 600 E. Market St., is having a job fair Aug. 19-22 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The location is the its now-closed Sunset Station location, 1170 E. Commerce St.