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Sink Your Fork into GO TEXAN’S Restaurant Round-up

When you go out to dine, you may not think too often of where the food on your plate comes from. That’s why the folks at GO TEXAN plan their annual Restaurant Round-Up, so you bear in mind the riches that are coming from our farms, our ranches, our waters, our wineries and our breweries.

Zocca on the River Walk is one of the restaurants participating in this year's GO TEXAN Resaurant Round-Up.

Zocca on the River Walk is one of the restaurants participating in this year’s GO TEXAN Resaurant Round-Up.

The annual celebration begins Monday and runs through July 28. In San Antonio, quite a few restaurants have signed up to be a part of the local feast. They range from the Texas beef at McDonald’s and the gulf seafood at Sea Island Shrimp House to the special wine tastings at places like Biga on the Banks and Bella on the River.

So, go out and enjoy some homegrown fare and discover all that Texas has to offer.

Below are the San Antonio restaurants taking part. For a list of restaurants across the state that have signed up for this year’s round-up, click here.

Bella on the River
106 River Walk
(210) 404-2355
Special features: Special Texas wine list and tastings featuring McPherson Viognier, Becker Reserve Merlot, Becker Reserve Chardonnay, Becker Raven and Becker Dry Riesling. Special Texas dish: Ask your server for the menu items that feature Texas-sourced ingredients.

Biga on the Banks
203 S. Mary’s St., Suite 100
(210) 225-0722
Special feature: Special Texas wine menu featuring Becker Vineyards, Messina Hof, Fall Creek Vineyards and Flat Creek Winery

Boardwalk Bistro
4011 Broadway
(210) 824-0100
Special features: Try Texas-sourced dishes any way you care to dine, from a single entrée up to a five course chef’s tasting menu, paired with Texas wines.

5011 Broadway
(210) 828-9669

La Gloria Ice House

La Gloria Ice House

Josephine St. Cafe
400 E. Josephine St.
(210) 224-6169

La Fonda on Main
2415 N. Main Ave.
(210) 733-0621

La Gloria Ice House
100 E. Grayson St.
(210) 267-9040

La Hacienda De Los Barrios
18747 Redland Drive
(210) 497-8000|


721 San Pedro Ave.
(210) 227-5007

2922 Blanco Road
(210) 736-3636

8349 Culebra
(210) 522-9292

10950 State Hwy 151
(210) 522-9494

6703 Leslie Road
(210) 688-2688

11210 Potranco
(210) 679-6000

6921 Military Drive W.
(210) 521-0303

14630 Huebner Road
(210) 492-0002

1846 S. General McMullen
(210) 436-0006


Bella on the River

Bella on the River

101 Alama Plaza
(210) 226-3800

6350 Pearsall Road
(210) 623-8000

11031 Culebra Road
(210) 688-9878
Special features: McDonald’s is a huge supporter of Texas beef.

Mimi’s Cafe
17315 I-10 W.
(210) 877-5792
Special features: Spotlighting Texas-brewed Shiner Bock, ice-cold on tap.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
76 N.E. Loop 410
(210) 340-7143
Special features: Grilled Shrimp Bruschetta with Warm Texas Goat Cheese

Pappasito’s Cantina
10501 I-10 W. at Huebner
(210) 691-8974
Special feature: Sip a hand-crafted Tejas ‘Rita

Sea Island Shrimp House

Sea Island Shrimp House

Sea Island Shrimp House

322 W. Rector
(210) 342-2800

10303 I-10 W.
(210) 558-8989

5959 N.W. Loop 410
(210) 520-3033

2119 S.W. Military Drive
(210) 921-9700

11715 Bandera Road
(210) 681-7000

8223 Agora Parkway
(210) 658-1100

Tiago’s Cabo Grille

1771 I-10 W #101
(210) 881-2700

8403 State Hwy 151 #101
(210) 647-3600

420 W. Market St.
(210) 444-6070

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GO TEXAN: Restaurant Roundup Coming Up July 23-29

Restaurants throughout Texas will be showing off homegrown and raised products on special menus July 23-29 and  San Antonio restaurants have come forward. They’ll not just offer great, locally sourced products, food and  wine, but also be making donations to local food banks.

GO TEXAN’s Restaurant Roundup comes every year and this year’s participants include: Biga on the Banks, Boardwalk Bistro, Cappy’s Restaurant, Josephine Street Café, J.W. Marriot & Spa, La Hacienda de los Barrios, Little Red Barn, Max’s Wine Dive, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Pappasito’s Cantina, Sea Island Shrimp House, Tiago Cabo Grille, Zocca. The list also includes multiple McDonald’s locations.

Max’s Wine Dive participates in GO TEXAN Restaurant Roundup.

Need to whet your appetite?

Here’s a sample of what’s being served at Zocca, 420 W. Market St.: Steak Pizza and Peppered Peach Salad: Thin crust pizza baked in a brick-lined oven, featuring heirloom tomatoes, Texas-raised beef, caramelized onions, locally made mozzarella and garden basil. Paired with a salad of locally grown lettuces and candied pecans with a Fredericksburg peach vinaigrette. $18, and it also features a special Texas wine list.

From MAX’s Wine Dive, 340 East Basse Road: Entrées include Shrimp & Grits featuring Gulf Coast shrimp with house-made Andouille sausage, soft cheddar jalapeño grits, served in a spicy butter broth.  MAX’s Kobe Burger featuring 8oz. Beeman Ranch Texas Wagyu premium ground beef burger, fully dressed with butter lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, house-made pickles and house-pickled jalapeños, served on a New World Bakery artisan bun, alongside MAX’s famous frites (featuring Beeman Ranch Texas Wagyu and New World Bakery).

Also, from MAX’s, Scottish Loch Gravlax served with pumpernickel, house-made mustard crème fraiche, caper berries, watermelon radishes and house-pickled cucumber ribbons (featuring New World Bakery, local radishes and cucumbers). Cracklin’ Chicken & Succotash: roasted chicken breast served over a fresh corn, English and Texas black-eyed pea succotash, melted sweet potato and a buttered chicken demi-glace (featuring J&B Farms, Hondo corn, sweet potatoes from Tony Phillips, Grand Saline and local black-eyed peas). Also, check out Texas wines from Bending Branch Wines — Picpoul Blanc, Petit Syrah and Texas Tannat.

For more information, check out GO TEXAN online.

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Time to Work Up an Appetite. It’s GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up.

GO TEXAN’s annual Restaurant Round-Up runs July 25-31, which means there are plenty of treats in store for those who want to eat the freshest local fare. Those who purchase any of the following specials will also be helping out the San Antonio Food Bank, which will receive a portion of the profits.

This year’s participating restaurants include:

  • Boardwalk Bistro, 4011 Broadway, 210-824-0100 — Special features include fixed-price Texas lunch and dinner menus. Entrées of Texas seafood, lamb and beef, paired with farm vegetables, as well as desserts made from orchard fruits, Texas cream, eggs and butter. The dinner menu can be paired with an optional flight of Texas wines from seven different wineries and includes a complementary GO TEXAN wine glass. Texas wines also offered by the glass and bottle. A donation from the GO TEXAN meals sold will go to the San Antonio Food Bank.
  • Lüke, 125 E. Houston St., 210-227-5853 — A fixed-price Texas menu featuring three courses includes heirloom tomato and watermelon salad with house-made mozzarella;  Peeler Farms roast chicken with local oyster mushrooms served over red curry squash purée and natural jus; and  Gateau basque, warm vanilla cake served over local peach syrup and topped with house-made crème fraîche. A complimentary glass of Texas wine will be offered with each fixed-price menu ordered. The cost is  $40. A donation will be made to the San Antonio Food Bank.
  • Sea Island Shrimp House, all locations — A special Texas white sangria made with Texas white wine will be offered with 10 percent of the sales going to the San Antonio Food Bank.
  • Tiago’s Cabo Grille, 17711 I-10 W., 210-881-2700, and  8403 Highway 151, 210-647-3600 — A special Texas white sangria made with Texas white wine will be offered with 10 percent of the sales going to the San Antonio Food Bank.


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GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up Is July 25-31

Hundreds of Texas restaurants and wineries are serving their best Lone Star fare this month during the 2011 GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up, presented by Farm Credit, July 25-31. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Texans in need.

“Our farmers, ranchers, winemakers and fishermen make it easy for chefs to serve fresh Texas fare,” Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said. “The GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up celebrates the farm to table connection while Texans enjoy local products and support local food banks.”

Restaurant dining, Texas style, featured at GO TEXAN Restaurant Week.

Restaurants across the state are participating in this year’s Round-Up, including Luke in San Antonio, Garrido’s Restaurant in Austin, The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery and Resort in Bryan, Cocina del Caribe in Mission, Grumps in Granbury, and Mercado Mayapán in El Paso.

Texas winemakers will be providing award-winning wines ranging from traditional Rhone varietals such as Cabernet and Merlot to up-and-coming Mediterranean varietals like Viognier and Tempranillo

Texas Hills Vineyards owner Gary Gilstrap’s wines will be featured in establishments around the state. While his favorite wine pairing is his Toro de Tejas Tempranillo with smoked meats — “It goes well with anything off the grill,” he said. His advice to Texas chefs is to start with the best food and wines, and to think outside the case.

“If the food is good and the wine is good, and if they’re better when you put them together, then you’ve found the perfect pairing,” said Gilstrap. “It’s not always going to be traditional.”

This week-long dine-around is an adventure, plus a chance to sign up to win one of the Texas-size giveaways.

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