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The Republic House Closes; Seeks New Location


The Republic House, at 12333 West Ave., has closed its doors, but plans to re-open at a new location, according to general manager Alan Johnson.

“Some of our music is still going to handled at the Quarry Cantina,” Johnson said. The cantina is at 7310 Jones Maltsberger.  The SA Blue Cats are scheduled to appear there Saturday.

Johnson cited some issues with landlords as contributing to the closure of the West Avenue location. “When we find another location, we’ll have the music and be serving our food again,” Johnson said.

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SavorSA’s Recent Good Stuff: Gone, Not Forgotten


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We strive to serve up San Antonio’s food, drink, market and restaurant news fresh each day.  Last week, we were among the first to bring you news from Le Rêve and the new Green Fields Market,  plus a review of the popular pizzeria, Dough. We also dished out some great recipes, including three super wing treatments, and vegetarian and raw options in honor of National Vegetarian Month.

While some of our recent posts may have disappeared off the front page of SavorSA, many are still timely and easy to find. You can click on the links below.

Cookbooks: Nothing bland about ‘The Spice Kitchen’

Daily Dish: Republic House dishes up the blues

Daily Dish: Bin 555 Announces Holiday Food Challenge

Daily Dish: Explore Tastes at GO TEXAN Round-up

Recipes: Finger Food for Anchovy Lovers

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Daily Dish: Republic House Dishes Up the Blues


The Republic House has opened at 12333 West Ave.

Owner Millie Van Steenburg sees the place as a “downscale version of House of Blues crossed with MTV Unplugged.” Singer-songwriters are featured on the weekends now, and plans are afoot to expand the live music to more nights a week.

The menu features a host of seafood dishes, Kobe beef hamburgers, gumbo, and fried oyster po’boys in addition to some items you might not find elsewhere, including quail’s eggs and a New York strip prepared Pittsburgh style in that it is peppered and smoked.

The restaurant also offers you a chance to juice up your electric car outside. It’s just one of a number of environmentally conscious choices the restaurant is making. Others include converting its fry oil into biodiesel, which is used to fuel the catering truck, Van Steenburg says.

The Republic House is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. It currently has a wine/beer license. When it receives its full liquor license, the hours on the weekends will increase to 2 a.m.

For more information, call (210) 349-2600.

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