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Three SA Restaurants Get Some Love from Food & Wine

The November 2014 issue of Food & Wine magazine singles out the 20 Best Dishes in Texas, and three San Antonio places have made the list.

Thai-style fried chicken at Tuk Tuk Tap Room was one of three SA dishes singled out in the latest Food & Wine magazine.

Thai-style fried chicken at Tuk Tuk Tap Room was one of three SA dishes singled out in the latest Food & Wine magazine.

Coming in at No. 13 is the Texas Toast at the Granary ‘Cue & Brew, 602 Ave. A. Bread and butter? Sure thing, when the bread is Tim Rattray’s housemade treat fried in beef tallow and topped with barbecue butter made by whipping drippings from the smoker into butter. “I couldn’t believe how much was going on in that little scoop,” Gina Hamadey writes.

Next on the list, at No. 14, is the Thai Fried Chicken at Tuk Tuk Tap Room, 1702 Broadway, which was singled out for the garlicky lemongrass-chile sauce that you can spoon on top of the crispy chicken, which adds a sweet and spicy touch to all that crunch.

IMG_6960No. 19 on the list is the Chile Relleno en Nogada at Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St. “The classic Pueblan dish is on the menu as a starter, but it’s big enough for a meal,” she writes. “Texture-wise it’s awesome: A poblano chile is stuffed with a lovely mixture of beef, potatoes and onion, and it’s covered with a walnut-(goat-cheese) sauce. Then they sprinkle beautiful pomegranate seeds on top.” (Note: the dish as labeled in the printed magazine was in error; this is the correct way to order the dish when you go to Liberty Bar!)

Other dishes on the list include the whole pig’s head from CBD Provisions in Dallas to the bone-in pork belly at Killen’s Texas Barbecue in Pearland, meaning there’s plenty of culinary treats to sample statewide.

Chef Tim Love of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Dallas, Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughan and Liz Lambert, who owns the Havana Hotel in San Antonio made the selections.


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Coming Up: Food Bank’s Harvest of Hope, Boiler House, More

Harvest of Hope,  Sept. 15

Hosted at the Westin La Cantera Resort, Harvest of Hope is a tasting event that benefits the San Antonio Food Bank. September is Hunger Action Month, and you can check out many ways to help those who are in need of food for themselves and families. Click here.

At Harvest of Hope, guests are invited to sample signature dishes prepared by San Antonio’s finest chefs, restaurants, hotels and catering companies, while listening to live music and bidding on fabulous silent auction items.

To purchase tickets for $100 or to sponsor a table, please contact Jennifer Carter, special events coordinator, at (210) 431-8309 or

One Lucky Duck sign

One Lucky Duck Juice Bar and Takeaway Now Open at Pearl

The first franchise of One Lucky Duck Juice Bar and Takeaway outside of New York City has opened in San Antonio. One Lucky Duck offers fresh and premade juices, shakes, and salads, in addition to various other chef-driven menu items from Pure Food and Wine in NYC.

Some of the healthful, delicious options at One Lucky Duck include vegan cookies and macaroons, granola, and nut bars, as well as to three- and five-day cleansing options. Stop by and explore the newest addition to the Pearl culinary scene. Hours are 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday. They are at 303 Pearl Parkway. 210-223-DUCK (3825).

Be There: Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden Fall Preview Wine Event

wine bottleBoiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is introducing fall and seasonal wines with a Fall Wine Preview Event. On Sept. 9, come and taste 20 wines including reds, whites and bubbles, from the Discoveries and Selections portfolio specifically blended for Lasco Enterprises, the parent company of Boiler House.

Featured wines include Guard Shack Zinfandel, Retrospect Cabernet and Meritage and Max and Jacques Pinot Noir.

Chef Jeff White will pair the wines with Texas-Ranch style tapas highlighting the restaurant’s signature breads and spreads as well as gourmet sliders including Green Chili Pork with green goddess slaw; Prime Rib with horseradish crème fraiche; and BBQ Short Rib with house-made pickles and lemon aioli. 210.354.4644

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is at 312 Pearl Parkway. To come to this Sunday, Sept. 8 event, 2-6 p.m, is $45 per person, not including tax or tip.

Reserve your seat by calling the Boiler House directly at 210.354.4644.

Kevin Sousa, Pittsburgh restaurateur

Kevin Sousa, Pittsburgh restaurateur


The Granary ‘Cue & Brew at Pearl, Kevin Sousa — Guest Chef Collaborative Dinner

The Granary ‘Cue & Brew at the Pearl announces their next Guest Chef Collaborative dinner. The dinner, Monday, Sept. 9, will be star James Beard nominee and chef, Kevin Sousa from Pittsburgh, Penn. Sousa’s restaurants include Salt of the Earth, Union Pig & Chicken and Station Street Hot Dogs.

Seatings will be available at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Cost is $69 per person. Beer & wine pairings are extra. Look forward to seven “innovative” courses. Check The Granary website here for more information, and to make reservations on Open Table.


FratellosOpen now: Fratello’s on Broadway

This Italian deli also make pizzas, salads, panini, antipasti, soups and more.  An Italian Market offers “fresh baked breads, cookies and pastries, as well as an assortment of gelatos.  Fratello’s will offer imported Italian pastas, San Marzano tomatoes, olive oils and vinegars. Check out the website at 210-444-0253.


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Esquire Praises SA’s The Granary ‘Cue & Brew

granaryForget your Franklin Barbecue in Austin or your barbecue trail through Lockhart and Luling. In the opinion of Esquire writer Josh Ozersky, The Granary ‘Cue & Brew at the Pearl is making “some of the state’s best pulled pork, brisket, ribs and beef shoulder clod.”

Ozersky, in his “Eat Like a Man” blog, published Wednesday, goes on to mention that while the Granary barbecue is good by day, night is when owner Tim Rattray, along with his brother, Alex, turn their restaurant into an “atelier, taking smoked meats to places they’ve never been before.”

We’d like to say that a smoke-blackened pit of a good ‘cue joint is atelier enough for most Texans.  However, San Antonians will be making the final decision on the deliciousness of the Rattrays’ smoked meats and the success of their bold and creative night moves. In the meantime, thanks, Ozersky. We love the praise for these — or any — of our city’s hardworking restaurateurs.

But the real question isn’t what Esquire thinks or what we think. What’s your favorite barbecue place?

In the meantime, The Granary at 602 Avenue A has announced new hours. Starting this Saturday, the restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The market-style lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless it sells out first, then you can enjoy beer and wine on the patio until dinner service begins at 6 p.m. 

The 'Cue at the Granary.

The ‘Cue at the Granary.



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