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A Food Hall Comes to the Pearl in Late July

The Good Kind

Pearl is excited to announce the opening of San Antonio’s first food hall, The Bottling Department Food Hall at 312 Pearl Parkway, in late July. 

Bud’s Rotisserie

The Bottling Department will house five independently owned food vendors that span a wide range of cuisine, along with a bar serving wine and beer curated in partnership with High Street Wine.

“The opening of The Bottling Department marks a poignant milestone in the completion of the renovation of the original 18-acre Pearl Brewery property. We can’t think of a more fitting homage to the rich history of this neighborhood than to create a place where San Antonio can come together to make and share great food and camaraderie,” said Pearl chief marketing officer Elizabeth Fauerso.

The new tenants include:

Bud’s Southern Rotisserie, specializing in Southern comfort food with a soul deep in the heart of Louisiana. Pieter and Susan Sypesteyn of Cookhouse and NOLA Brunch & Beignets are behind the venture. The menu will revolve around Bud’s slow-cooked porchetta and signature rotisserie chicken, which will make for a fast casual dining experience that is heartwarming and mouthwatering. Guests can choose from side dishes jambalaya, Cajun cornbread, candied yams, potatoes roasted in drippings, and more.


Fletcher’s, an all-American hamburger concept from chef Sergio Remolina. Focused on quality ingredients, the unique patty is made of a short rib, chuck, and brisket blend and served with artisan lettuce and sugar cane ketchup on brioche buns from Tribeca Ovens. The menu will also feature hot dog sausages made from 100 percent organic Texas Akaushi beef, organic chicken from Red Bird Farms and milk shakes.

Maybelle’s, a doughnut shop from Charlie Biedenharn, Anne Ng, and Jeremy Mandrell, the team behind Bakery Lorraine. The shop will offer gourmet donuts made fresh daily, kolaches, fried pies and Merit coffee.

Tenko, a ramen bar and first fast casual concept from industry veterans chef Quealy Watson (of The Monterey and Hot Joy) and business partner Jennifer Dobbertin. The menu focuses on ramen and a handful of small Japanese accompaniments with dishes such as the spicy miso tonkotsu ramen, crispy barbacoa gyozas with togarashi salsa ranch and chicken fajita karaage with black pepper ponzu.

Tenko Ramen

The Good Kind, a modern market and cafe from Tim McDiarmid, offering food and lifestyle choices that encourage a more balanced and sustainable life. The Good Kind is food you feel good about eating everyday and is based on the vision of providing the San Antonio community with food that is clean, nourishing, sustainable, and delicious.

Originally constructed in 1894, the Pearl Bottling House was destroyed in a fire in 2003. Clayton & Little Architects were responsible for the redesign and pulled its architectural cues from historic photos and original drawings. Many salvaged materials were incorporated into the building façade, restoring the building and reviving the classic little jewel. The tile throughout is handmade and meant to resemble a tile pattern from archival photos. Bottling Department is 5,500 square feet. Adjacent to Pearl Park, The Bottling Department will offer guests a place to dine, drink, and relax while enjoying interactive water features, the nearly two-acre lawn of Pearl Park, and the abundant shade of the Pearl Pavilion.

The Bottling Department will be open Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Maybelle and The Good Kind will be the only purveyors open for breakfast. For more information visit  


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Golden Gloves Social House Opens at The Icehouse

Bar owners Jeret Peña and Chris Erck have opened a new drinking concept at the entrance to the Pearl Brewery on Pearl Parkway.

aviation-cocktail2aExperienced bartenders Peña (The Brooklynite) and Erck (Swig, The Worm, TacoLand) are combining cocktails and craft brew in a concept they’re calling The Icehouse. It’s housed in a funky warehouse that’s being converted into a cocktail, craft brew heaven, a complex devoted to good drinking and snacking.

The first phase is open. It’s a cocktail bar called the Golden Gloves Social House, and it’s a place where Peña is offering drinks at affordable prices. The rest of The Icehouse will spring into life later this summer. Expect a beer garden as well as food from some of San Antonio’s capable food trucks.

Jeret Pena“People who just want a beer, don’t have to wait in line behind someone getting a cocktail, and someone getting a cocktail is afforded the time to consider your options,” Peña explains.

The concept is located at 401 Pearl Parkway at the entrance to the Pearl.

 From Emily Reynolds

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Hot Fritters, Cool Brews & More: Granary’s New Bar Hours, Menu

A Granary flight

A Granary flight

The Granary ‘Cue & Brew will now open at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays for bar service, with a small menu featuring new dishes from Chef Tim Rattray.

The tasty menu will feature items such as pork rinds, grit fritters with red eye mayo and country ham, Texas toast and ‘cue butter, and cheese boards. There’s also the daily barbecued meat plus the Granary’s sumptuous Buttermilk Chess Pie.

The Granary Cue & Brew is at 602 Avenue A. The restaurant/brewery showcases a menu of traditional central Texas barbecue, plus a variety of barbecue traditions and flavors from around the world.

Its popular craft beer is brewed on-site and a selection of highlights from craft breweries around the state. The restaurant is owned by brothers Tim Rattray, head chef, and Alex Rattray, master brewer.

For additional information, please visit or call 210-228-0124.

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