Tag Archive | "Two Bros. BBQ Market"

Hot: Burgers, BBQ Sizzle for Crowd at Culinaria Finale

Culinaria 2014 Girls in line BBBThe sizzle of burgers, pits smoking, and the merciful existence of ice cold beer, water and lemonade gratified the hundreds of folks, who turned out for Culinaria’s Burgers, BBQ & Beer on Sunday.

Set with the backdrop of the historic Pearl Brewery building, the final event for Culinaria festival week showcased the works of cooks, chefs, helpers and beverage pourers and offered everything from spicy chicken wings and spicy  crawfish to grilled sliced Spam on burgers, brisket burgers and brisket quesadillas.

Chef Jason Dady and his crew from Two Bros. BBQ Market were serving up portions of brisket — and it was classic, with salty, peppery crust and luscious, tender meaty interior. No sauce for me, thanks — the beefy flavor on that ever-more-pricy cut of meat should not be muffled in any way!

Jesse chorizo burger Culinaria 2014

Arcade Midtown Kitchen’s triple-heat Green Chile and Chorizo Burger.

One really hot burger, courtesy of chef Jesse Perez from Arcade Midtown Kitchen was the chorizo burger topped with green chiles, dressed with a spicy sauce and salty crumbles of cotija cheese. I’d have eaten two, yes, but there was quite a bit more to come.

I was impressed with Green Vegetarian’s Earth Burger — my first taste. Once upon a time, a veggie burger was made with cooked, mashed soybeans, topped with slivers of onion and carrot and alfalfa sprouts. They were edible.  The Earth Burger has a good springy (I won’t say meaty) texture and flavor, and are a major leap above those we “enjoyed” back in the day.

Kiolbassa, it ain’t burger, but sausage is quite a classic barbecue item here in Texas. Far be it from me to pass up a bite or two of their good jalapeño or garlic sausage.

Brisket Burgers

Brisket Burgers

The Grand Hyatt put out brisket burgers, a using the flavorful brisket (85 percent) with a leaner cut (like strip loin) ground together after a little while in the smoker, then shaped and slapped on the grill over more smoke. I thought it was one of the most flavorful bites to be had.

Alamo Cafe brought brisket, for which we thank them. Not a purist’s version of Texas ‘cue, but a nice pair-up with Tex-Mex.  They served brisket quesadillas, cut into wedges and served with a refreshing spoonful of sour cream. They get two solid  “noms” for that dish.


After the event ended, the winners were in for popular votes for barbecue and burgers: Magnolia Pancake Haus and Jesse Perez for his Chorizo and Green Chile Burger. It was a great ending for an event that director Suzanne Taranto Etheredge said was the “best ever.”

Spicy crawfish from Luke sizzled with flavor.

Spicy crawfish from Luke sizzled with flavor.




Posted in Daily Dish, EventsComments Off on Hot: Burgers, BBQ Sizzle for Crowd at Culinaria Finale

Two Bros., Granary Make Raichlen’s Top 10 BBQ for 2013

San Antonio barbecue restaurants The Granary and Two Bros. BBQ Market made a stellar showing on Steven Raichlen’s top 10 BBQ restaurants for 2013 posted on his Barbecue! Bible website.

Kitchen at The Granary

Kitchen at The Granary

Earlier this year, Texas Monthly included both restaurants in their top 50 in Texas article with its jaunty (and possibly hyperbolic) title, “The 50 Best BBQ Joints in the World!”

To make barbecue expert Raichlen’s top 10 is another feat indeed for San Antonio, whose rep for barbecue has languished long in Texas. Too long, we say.

Texas Monthly Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn also included these restaurants in his impressive “The Prophets of Smoked Meats,” (Anthony Bourdain Book, $29.99), published in 2013.

Raichlen says this about The Granary owners, Rattray brothers, Tim and Alex, who hold the No. 5 position on the list. “Chef Tim Rattray and his brewmeister brother Alex (all beers brewed on the premises) set up shop in an old cooper’s cottage in San Antonio’s Pearl District and their modernist approach stands traditional Texas barbecue on its head.” (He mentions one of our favorite dishes there as well, the smoked brisket ramen noodle bowl.)

Tim Rattray says he was out of town when he received the news. It came as a pleasant surprise and a real honor because of Raichlen’s extensive barbecue credentials.  “He’s has been doing this for, like, forever,” he says.

Jason Dady and Jake Dady, owners of Two Bros. BBQ Meat Market and their able pitmaster, Emilio Soliz, also can be proud of making it onto Raichlen’s list — in fact they are No. 9, ahead of the highly touted Austin restaurant, Franklin Barbecue, which is No. 10.

“What a great way to start 2014,” Dady says. “We were truly honored to be on the list, as Steven Raichlen is someone I’ve looked up to my entire career, a true pioneer in barbecue and smoke-driven cuisine. We are humbled to serve our city and to be recognized within the nation.”

Raichlen says about Two Bros., “… Be content with heaping platters of exemplary Texas brisket, cherry-glazed baby backs, uncommonly moist turkey breast, and bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers — each perfumed with wood smoke and tender enough to cut with the side of a fork.”

Note: Writers John Griffin and Bonnie Walker, SavorSA founders and owners, have traveled Texas compiling material for a book on Texas barbecue, called “Barbecue Lovers’ Guide to Texas.” The book will be released later this year by publisher Globe Pequot Press. In 2012, they published “Food Lovers’ Guide to San Antonio.” 






Posted in Featured, NewsComments Off on Two Bros., Granary Make Raichlen’s Top 10 BBQ for 2013

Dady Takes People’s Choice Prize in Smoke@ICC Competition

Dady NY chickens and riverscape cropped

View off Chelsea Pier where StarChefs competitor takes finished quail from pit.


By Emily Reynolds

NEW YORK — Texans showed their stuff here at last weekend’s StarChefs event, and San Antonio’s Jason Dady won a coveted award.

In fact, it appeared that New York City’s Chelsea Pier was transformed to a Texas barbecue joint for an evening. Picture the waft of meaty smoke, swirling the air with eagerness and hopes of winning the grand prize — a trip to Korea.

Dady NY plating bbq

Chef Jason Dady plates barbecue samples at the StarChefs competition in New York.

This was the first ever Smoke@ICC competition. The event was seen as a kick-off to the 8th annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress. The competition pitted teams from across the country against each other. But it was the Texas teams that made us all proud,  particularly those from Austin and  San Antonio.

The competition featured a judges-only categories including: Regional American (quail), New World (lamb), Asian Barbecue (pork), and best in show categories (beef).   The best in show was category was the only sample offered to the crowd.

“What a great experience Smoke@ICC was. Taking Texas barbecue to the Big Apples and coming out on top of the People’s Choice was such an honor — and also a validation that the best barbecue is from Texas,” said chef Jason Dady, owner of Jason Dady Restaurants, which includes Two Bros. BBQ Market.

New York’s barbecue lovers sampled the Australian Wagyu beef brisket and chose their favorite. That winner received the People’s Choice Award. However, it was up to the judges as to who received the grand prize.  As the crowd enjoyed the gorgeous sunset with a side of Waygu beef and waterfalls of craft beer, it was up to the judges who was going to Korea.

Teams from San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia and, of course, Houston, Austin and San Antonio worked from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. making their smoked meats as perfect as possible. Crowds of attendees began sampling the variety of beef done 10 ways, and guzzling all-you-can-drink beer, as the judges tasted the quail, lamb and pork.

At the end of the evening the drum roll began and Dady took home the People’s Choice crown.  Dady’s bites of brisket with a sweet tamarind glaze were topped with umami salted peanuts. The simplistic yet flavorful morsels of brisket popped with Asian inspiration and were packed with Dady’s signature, a whole lotta flavor.

It was the visions of beautiful Bloody Marys and beef tacos that led Austin’s Josh Watkins from The Carillon down the path to the Grand Prize. We think both Watkins and Dady did us proud, showing the East Coast barbecue crowd what Texans can do.

And, that’s not all!

While Dady and crew were in New York, Two Bros. was represented at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-Off last weekend as well.

Two Bros. BBQ Market team smoked up 80 briskets to serve attendees barbecue at the big tent all day. Crystal Dady trained the big team of volunteers who stocked two long tables all day with plated brisket, coleslaw, beans and sausage, dessert brownies and iced tea.

Outside, the pits were blasting while pitmaster Emilio Solis handled the restaurant’s competition entries. At the end of the day, the crew took home sixth place for their ribs — a category that is almost as hotly contested as the brisket among the 200-300 contestants at the competition.

StockShow barbecue Emilio Solis

Emilio Solis, Two Bros. BBQ Market, manned the pits at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Barbecue Cook-off last weekend. (Photo by Bonnie Walker)

Emily Reynolds is a San Antonio free-lance writer, PR professional and blogger.

Photos by Emily Reynolds

Posted in Featured, NewsComments Off on Dady Takes People’s Choice Prize in Smoke@ICC Competition

Lobster Mania II, Two Bros. Heads to StarChefs, OctoBeer Feast and More

Smoky barbecue brisket at Two Bros. BBQ Market.

Smoky barbecue brisket at Two Bros. BBQ Market.

Dady Bros. head to Star Chefs in New York Sept. 28

On Sept. 28 in New York City, the 8th annual International Chefs Congress, hosted by is having its first-ever SMOKE@ICC competition. San Antonio restaurateur Jason Dady and his brother, Jake Dady, will represent San Antonio, one of 10 teams competing in a four-round smoking battle. Each round offers a different theme which competitors have to adhere to; including: New American, Regional, Asian, and People’s Choice.

The Dady’s Two Bros. BBQ Market has been showcased on the cover of Texas Monthly’s BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn’s book, “The Prophets of Smoked Meat” as well as Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ Joints in the nation.

Tickets to this event are $65 general admission $85 VIP. For more information and ticket purchasing, click here.

Also, you can sample Two Bros. barbecue at the Stock Show and Rodeo Cook-Off  Sept. 28 and 29. An array of samples from Two Bros. barbecue menu will be available, including their 32-hour smoked brisket. And all proceeds from this event go towards S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.

Use the lemon-tarragon butter on the lobster meat.

Use the lemon-tarragon butter on the lobster meat.

Lobster Mania — revisited!

Disappointed  lobster lovers will get another chance Sept. 20 and 21, as Groomer’s Seafood will do a retake of Lobster Mania.

During their last event, Groomers sold out of live Maine lobsters a little sooner than they expected after dropping prices in return for Facebook followers —  and bringing in droves of lobster maniacs.

Now, they’re looking for another 500 “likers” to push the price down to $7.95 per live lobster, and drop it another dollar as more people sign in. Check it out at Groomer’s Facebook page here.

For the love of gardens, health and conservation: Green Spaces Alliances Gala

On the evening of Oct. 17, Green Spaces Alliance will celebrate land conservation, urban spaces, and kids outdoors at the 2013 Green Spaces Alliance Fall Gala.  Tickets are $150 apiece.

This year’s gala will be held at the Steves Homestead Museum in the historic King William District and will feature delicious food, lively entertainment, signature drinks, and great company. The night will be highlighted with performances by dancers of the San Antonio Ballet, a silent auction, raffle, and featured local art by Dudley Harris.

For tickets, go to their website here.

Boardwalk on Bulverde’s 3rd annual OctoBeer Feast, Food and Beer Festival

Boardwalk on Bulverde will host their third annual OctoBeer Feast Friday Oct. 4 through Sunday Oct. 6. October is National Fire Prevention Month, and The San Antonio Fire Museum Society will participate in this event in celebration of their upcoming ribbon cutting on Oct. 9. The San Antonio Fire Museum (801 E. Houston St.) was founded to preserve the rich, historical culture of the department and to collect, preserve and archive the department records.

Kids love the play area at Boardwalk on Bulverde.

Kids love the play area at Boardwalk on Bulverde.

Food trucks featured during OctoBeer Feast include all of those that are staples at the venue such as Slice Brick Oven Pizza, Society Bakery, Dirty Dawgs, Crazy Carl’s, Gracie’s Kitchen, Totally Shredded, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, Angus Somke Shop and Hippie Mommas.

Additional guest trucks featured are Spice Sea Gourmet, Fat Bellies, & The Fridge. Adults can enjoy ice cold Abita and Perdenales beverages from Glazer’s Distributors. Admission to this family-friendly festival is free.

Boardwalk on Bulverde is a food truck park that opened in January 2011 at 14732 Bulverde Road in San Antonio between Thousand Oaks Drive and Loop 1604.  The venue features two playscapes for kids, an arcade, washers and a basketball hoop. Live music on Friday and Saturday night from Crossfire will keep the crowd entertained, and the San Antonio Fire Museum Society will have their vintage fire truck on display Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.

Hours are from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 4; noon to 11 p.m. Oct 5; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. More information about Boardwalk on Bulverde can be found online at or by calling 210-402-2829.




Posted in Events, NewsComments Off on Lobster Mania II, Two Bros. Heads to StarChefs, OctoBeer Feast and More

Dady Restaurants: Something Good is Cooking!

Dady Resto Cheese Plate


Tre Trattoria in Alamo Heights
Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dinner until 9 p.m.
Weekly Happy Hour 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tre Trattoria now has an exclusive Sunday Brunch menu to be enjoyed on the patio as you sip on Bellini’s and tantalize your palate with Eggs Benedict.   Brunch items include: Tre Favorites such as pulled-to-order mozzarella, Wagyu meatball with polenta, and pan-seared gnocchi, to name just a a few. New brunch items include Chicken Wings and Pork Scones, French Toast with Nutella, Strawberry and Maple, Veal Milanese “Benedict” with fried hen egg and saffron hollandaise, and Braised Beef Cheek “chilaquiles” with rapini pesto and oven-dried tomato. Then, save room for Tre’s famous homemade desserts — Nutella X3 will definitely be there! Also, for Bellini Carafes you can choose from peach, orange, strawberry or market flavors and Cherry Tomato Bloody Mary’s.  Gluten intolerant?  Tre is now making homemade gluten free pasta for its menu, so come in and enjoy: It’s the only of its kind in San Antonio.

DUK TruckThe DUK Truck

The DUK truck will be flying from place to place this summer, find the schedule online at Twitter @duktruck and facebook at If you really want to impress your guests at your next event have the DUK park in your driveway or parking lot. Call Liza today to schedule your catering event:  210-289-4955.

Tre Trattoria Downtown
Weekly: Saturday and Sunday brunches
Weekly:  Happy Hour 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Weekly:  Tuscan Tapas Special

Tre Trattoria Downtown will be continuing to feature their all-weekend brunches and weekly happy hour specials with the occasional extended Happy Hours on Downtown Tuesdays and Special Events. The restaurant will also feature a new weekly Tuscan Tapas menu. Grab your friends and come join the Downtown crew with some of the best Italian-meets-Spanish style eats. This includes: Margarita pie, Mini meatballs, Frito Misto with aioli, Mussels and Chorizo, Patatas Bravas, House Pulled Mozzarella and more to be added as the weeks go on. For more information (210)223-0401 or Find Tre on and follow on Twitter:@tretrattoria.

Two Bros BBQ BrisketTwo Bros BBQ
JULY 15-19: Texas Monthly BBQ Week
NEW:  Bocce ball  court
Weekend:  Live local bands

Two Bros. BBQ Market has been featured in Texas Monthly’s TOP 50 BBQ places in the entire state of Texas, and we all know how big Texas is.  Celebrate with Two Bros. for the entire week of July 15-19 devoted to BBQ. Two Bros will be featuring menu specials and a host of other events in partnership with Texas Monthly. Two Bros will be featuring a special on cherry-glazed BBQ baby back ribs as a special that week. Check out the state of the art bocce ball court and live outdoor music every Friday and Saturday.  For more information visit Twobrosbbq on facebook or Twitter @twobrosbbq.

BIN 555
Happy Hour 4-7 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m.-

BIN 555 will be hosting a $5 wine, $5 signature cocktail and $5 snack menu for their weekly happy hour from 4 -7 p.m. on weekdays. Weekends are filled with monthly special event dinners and brunch. BIN brunches are where mimosa carafes meet BIN Bacon Bloody Mary’s as well as seasonal menus to accompany your refreshments. Call (210) 496-0555 or  Find BIN on Facebookcom/bin555 and follow on Twitter: @bin555

555 W. Bitters Road at The Alley on Bitters.



Posted in Cooking, RestaurantsComments (2)

Events: Havana Shiner Beer Dinner, Sandy Oaks, ‘BBQ Snob’ Book Signing

Sandy Oaks patio

UPDATE! Sandy Oaks has moved its Dining Under the Stars to July 12. The date also has been changed in the copy below, as the May 24th event has been canceled.


Dining Under the Stars at Sandy Oaks

On Friday, July 12, Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard will present a mixture of fine dining and an international wine list. Chef Scott Grimmett will have a prix fixe dinner with options so you can decide your dishes and then pick wine to match.  Just in time to herald National Wine Day.

The dining will take place outside, under the stars, in the beautiful country setting of Sandy Oaks. In case of inclement weather, seating will be moved indoors. Dinner: 6 p.m. Cost:  $55 per person, plus tax.  Call (210) 621-0044 for more information and to make reservations. Visit Sandy Oaks online here.

Shiner Beer Dinner at Hotel Havana

Shiner Beer Logo realHotel Havana, Shiner Beer and the San Antonio Library Foundation will host a Shiner Supper Club Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. The four-course meal will highlight the culinary bounty of Central Texas.

Hotel Havana chef Toby Soto will prepare recipes from Whole Larder Love using natural meat raised by sixth-generation Texas rancher Loncity Cartwright of Twin Oaks Rand and local produce. Each course will be paired with a selection of beers presented by Shiner.

Tickets are $75 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Space is limited and reservations can be made by calling Hotel Havana at 210-222-2008. Or, visit the events page at

‘BBQ Snob’ Daniel Vaughn to be at Two Bros BBQ

Two Bros. BBQ Market will host Daniel “BBQ Snob” Vaughn at a book signing and celebration Friday, May 24, 6-9 p.m.

The Prophets of Smoked MeatThe Texas barbecue aficionado and author of the newly released “The Prophets of Smoked Meat,” an Anthony Bourdain book, Vaughn will be selling and signing just just-released books.

There will be  a live band and an offer of Two Bros. BBQ pack along with a full rack of “cherry babies” and a signed copy of “The Prophets of Smoked Meat” for $60. Buckets of beer are also on special.

Two Bros. is at 12656 West. Ave. 210-496-0222.

Posted in Daily Dish, Featured, NewsComments (2)

Try It. It’s Good for You. And It Tastes Great.

Chef John Brand and his son, Malachi, prepare amaranth-crusted avocado.

Fall announced its arrival Sunday with temperatures dropping to the 50s and a definite nip in the air.

Mela offers two types of Indian chicken.

Yet that didn’t stop hundreds of people from reaching the Pearl Brewery Sunday on bike, on foot and in their cars for the first Feastivál, a tribute to healthy eating that Culinaria presented with H-E-B.

While they sipped wine and sampled healthy snacks from area restaurants and food purveyors, they listened to Dan Evans, a country singer who lost 136 pounds on TV’s “The Biggest Loser” and worked up some warmth doing a few zumba steps. Cooking demonstrations and wine seminars were on the menu as well.

Some of the snacks included a lemon seafood salad from chef Jeffrey Balfour at Citrus in the Hotel Valencia, amaranth-crusted avocado from chef John Brand of Las Canarias and Ostra, chicken tikka and tandoori chicken from Mela, black beans and brown rice from EZ’s, and guacamole with mango salsa on a jicama base from Paloma Blanca. Mike Behrend’s Green Vegetarian Cuisine offered a mixed plate with a pea, baby lima, edamame and carrot salad tossed with a touch of truffle oil.

Citrus’ Jeffrey Balfour presents a lemony seafood salad.

Jesse Perez, whose Arcade is opening at the Pearl later this year, offered a warming cup of butternut squash soup with feta. Steven McHugh, whose restaurant at the Pearl will opening the spring, offered roasted beets with blood orange over an avocado-ricotta spread. The two bros., Jason and Jake Dady, were on hand with smoked turkey from their Two Bros. BBQ Market.

A group of students from the Culinary Institute of America lit the fire pit and drew diners with tea-smoked salmon over vegetable couscous.

H-E-B, Zeric’s, Brio Tuscan Grille, and Eoni, which makes Bazookie whole grain and fruit bars, also offered tasty treats.

“It was amazing and healthy,” said Culinaria CEO Suzanne Taranto Etheredge, adding that both sponsoring organizations were pleased with the turnout and the fact that word is getting out that healthful food can taste great.

A group of students from the CIA dishes up tea-smoked salmon at the fire pit.

Posted in FeaturedComments Off on Try It. It’s Good for You. And It Tastes Great.

Two Bros. BBQ: Beer and Bands Coming Up

It’s undeniably summer: time to ice down the beer and head out for live music. Two Bros. BBQ Market has both on tap this month, with live music most Fridays and Saturdays and buckets of beer on special. Two Bros. BBQ is at 12656 West Avenue. Telephone for more information at 210-422-0222.

Live Music Schedule

Friday, July 6 – Tony Wilson
Saturday, July 7 – Randy Clark

Friday, July 13  – Tony Wilson
Saturday, July 14 – Texas Groove

Friday, July 20 – Sunset

Friday, July 27- Ben Moats
Saturday, July 28 Texas Groove




Posted in Daily DishComments Off on Two Bros. BBQ: Beer and Bands Coming Up

Daily Dish: Dady BBQ Sauces Win Big

Two Bros BBQ Market, a Jason Dady restaurant at 12656 West Avenue, took two top prizes, and more, at the 2nd Annual Gettin’ Sauced BBQ competition in Austin this past weekend. 

The restaurant’s Sweet Sauce placed first in the Mustard Category and Tamarind Sauce placed first in the Fresh category.

Some 185 barbecue sauces from 26 states, plus Canada and England, were judged by a panel in the competition.

Two Bros. Shiner Black Coffee & Molasses placed second in the Miscellaneous Category and Two Bros. Spicy BBQ Sauce placed 3rd in the Spicy Category.

Two Bros BBQ Market is open daily at 11.

Posted in Daily DishComments Off on Daily Dish: Dady BBQ Sauces Win Big

M Is for the Many Restaurant Options for Mother’s Day

On May 8, it’s all about Mom. Remember all she’s done for you and treat her right. Treat her to the dinner of her choice. The following restaurants range in style from prime steakhouses to extensive buffets to barbecue in the great outdoors.

Reservations are required unless otherwise noted. Tax and tip are not included.

Whether Mom wants a light lunch or an extensive buffet, San Antonio resaturants are ready to please.

Achiote River Cafe, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 Market St., 201-224-1234 — Mother’s Day buffet is 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Begin with spring greens, a Tomato-Thai Basil Salad, Barley and Papaya Salad, Calamari and Shrimp Couscous Salad, and fruit cocktail in ginger syrup. Entrees include Shiner Bock-battered Atlantic Scrod Fillets, Miso-glazed Grilled Chicken, Coconut-Ginger Lamb Curry, prime rib, bone-in ham and an omelet station. Other dishes include a hot and sour tomatillo soup, roasted local harvest vegetables, steamed asparagus in black sesame soy, and garlic horseradish mashed potatoes. Seasonal pastries, mousse and cakes as well as Chef Daniel’s chocolate creation round out the meal. Cost: $30, adults, and $15 for children ages 3-12.

Biga on the Banks, 203 S. St. Mary’s St., 210-225-0722 — Brunch hours on Mother’s Day are 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A buffet of appetizers, salads and artisan breads precede an entrée from a menu. Options include a Maine lobster omelet, an organic Eggs Benedict, curried spiced mini lamb meatloaf with spring vegetable ratatouille, brioche Texas toast,  seared Atlantic salmon, pork goulash, pan-roasted wild Alaskan halibut, and smokey garlic roasted prime rib ($3 supplemental). A dessert buffet closes out the meal. A kids’ menu, with choices such as chocolate waffle and chicken fingers with fries, is available. Cost: $49 for adults, $27.50 for kids.

BIN 555 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Artisans Alley, 555 W. Bitters Road, 210-496-0555 — A special four-course Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu features choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert and will include a cheese course served family-style. Drink specials, mimosas and sangria will be available. Cost: $29.95. Children’s menu: $11.

Boardwalk Bistro, 4011 Broadway, 210-824-0100 — Mother’s Day brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A three-course menu will be offered, varying in price from $20 to $32 a person depending upon the entrée selected. Appetizer choices include lobster-asparagus bisque, tomato-basil bisque, a mini-Belgian waffle and Waldorf salad. Entrée options: Eggs Benedict, three-egg omelet, smoked Black Forest Ham on pumpernickel French toast, crab cake, honey-glazed spiral baked ham, and Chateaubriand. Desserts: cheesecake, strawberry tiramisù, chocolate pecan caramel torte, brandied apricot croissant pudding and fresh berries in mascarpone sabayon.  An optional flight of wines accompanies the meal for $16. Flamenco guitar and percussion will also be featured. A child’s plate for $8.99 is available.

Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, 219 E. Houston St.,  210-472-2600 — On Mother’s Day, Bohanan’s open at 5 p.m. with its full menu. In addition, all Mothers will receive a yellow rose and gift box of truffles.

Coco Chocolate Lounge and Bistro, 18402 U.S. 281 N., 210-491-4480 — Brunch will be served 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bottomless Champagne or mimosas will be served alongside a buffet of starters featuring smoked salmon and bagels, tomato and mozzarella, shrimp cocktail, mushroom dip, goat cheese dip, hummus, and daily selection of green, Caesar, potato, red pepper, chicken, white truffle and fresh lemon penne salad as well as a selection of charcuteries and cold cuts and a platter of imported and domestic cheeses. A crêpes station will feature sweet and savory selections, including eggs and bacon; smoked salmon with chives and cream; ratatouille and egg; roasted red pepper with tomatoes , potatoes and egg, Nutella banana, chocolate, and roasted pear and crème Chantilly. Egg and entrée choices include  scrambled eggs with apple wood smoked bacon country breakfast sausage and sautéed potatoes; eggs Benedict with smoked Canadian bacon or smoked salmon; and tagliatelle with lardons, English peas, Asiago and chicken. A dessert buffet with a chocolate fountain and more closes out the meal. Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for children under age 12.

Crumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach Road, 210-821-5600 — Chef Francois Maeder is giving Mom a weekend of celebrations. Special menus will be offered for lunch and dinner May 7 and brunch and dinner May 8. Dinner menus on both evenings will feature hors d’oeuvres, such as Marinated Gulf Shrimp, Scottish Smoked Salmon and Mousse Truffle Pâté. Entrées include Chicken Chasseur, Fresh Rainbow Trout, Shrimp Lyonnaise, New York Strip and the Trilogy, featuring Lobster Tail with Lemon-Garlic Butter, Rack of Lamb Provençal and Beef Tenderloin Rossini.  The May 7 special lunch menu will be served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and will feature a variety of salads, pasta dishes and entrées such as Rosemary Chicken, Fresh Rainbow Trout, Tenderloin of Beef and more. The Mother’s Day brunch, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes entrées such as Shrimp Salad on Avocado, Eggs Benedict, Veal Scaloppini, Shrimp Lyonnaise and more. The Trilogy will also be available. Children’s menu available.

Earl Abel’s, 1201 Austin Hwy., 210-822-3358 — Mother’s Day hours are 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. with a special menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Two breakfast specials are Earl’s Famous Thins topped with strawberries and served with bacon or house-made pork sausage and Bananas Foster & Walnut French Toast with bacon and maple syrup. For lunch and dinner, specials include a new field greens salad with citrus, jícama and a cilantro-lime vinaigrette; a 6-ounce filet mignon with a Torre di Pietra Port sauce; Beef Lasagna; and Rainbow Trout Amandine. Fried chicken, roast turkey and a select menu of favorites will also be available. Dessert specials include red velvet cake and Earl’s Boston Crème Pie. Children’s menu available.

814 A Texas Bistro, 713 High St., Comfort, 830-995-4990 — Mother’s Day brunch is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu includes grilled petite filet mignon with sweet potato mash and bistro steak butter ($22),  Sautéed Norwegian Salmon with Sweet Pea Risotto and Tomato-Shallot Vinaigrette ($19),  Shrimp & Grits ($18), and Apricot-Herb Glazed Duck Breast ($18). All entrées include choice of salad or soup and a complimentary mimosa for Mom.

El Jarro de Arturo Mexican Restaurant, 13421 San Pedro Ave., 210-494-5084 — The Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.    Chef-prepared omelets, chilaquiles, spiral ham, potatoes, waffles with Bananas Foster, fajitas, Tex-Mex tacos, enchiladas, pork cascabel, Mexican sides, salads, fresh fruits and desserts will be featured. Cost:  $18.95, adults; $9.95, children under age 10. Regular menu available from 3 to 9 p.m.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 255 E. Basse Road, 210-824-WINE (9463) — The Mother’s Day brunch is 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The special meal begins with a choice of fruit salad or wedge salad. Entrée choices include mushroom, cheddar and filet mignon frittata; berry-stuffed French toast; smoked salmon and toasted bagel; asparagus, Swiss cheese and lump crab frittata; and filet Benedict. Dessert choices include walnut turtle pie, New York-style cheesecake and  crème brûlée. Cost: $32.95, adults; $15.95, children ages 12 and younger. Moms receive a $25 gift card for a future visit.

Fogo de Chão, 849 E. Commerce St., 210-227-1700 — The Brazilian steakhouse will be open for special hours on Mother’s Day. Lunch is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at a cost of $32.50 a person while dinner is 3:30-9 p.m. at a cost of $42.50 a person. Children ages 5 and under are free, and children 6-10 are half-price. Valet parking will be available.

Frederick’s Restaurant, 7701 Broadway, 210-828-9050 — The restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with a special menu. A few of the dishes include New York strip with grilled shrimp, pan-seared salmon, shrimp with Pernod saffron sauce, Korabuta pork chop veal T-bone and more.

Frederick’s Bistro, 14439 N.W. Military Hwy., 210-888-1500 — The restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-3 pm. for lunch and 5-9 p.m. for dinner. Appetizer specials include, but are not limited to, Baked Oysters Casino ($9), spring rolls in a lettuce cup ($8), crab cake ($9), and beef carpaccio ($8). Some of the main course options include lobster and lump crab meat asparagus salad ($29), Parmesan-crusted rainbow trout ($17), grilled lamb chops ($19), filet mignon with crab and béarnaise ($27), and Eggs Norfolk with smoked salmon and crab ($18).

The Hilton Palacio del Rio, 200 S. Alamo, 210-224-3357 — There will be three seatings for the brunch: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. The soup and salad bar will feature  Cream of Butternut Squash Soup, Cucumber-wrapped Mesclun Mix Salad and Romaine and Pesto-Goat Cheese Bundles. A bread display will be set up alongside omelet and carving stations. Entrées include Chocolate Pecan Waffles, Grilled Salmon, Teriyaki Glazed Chicken, Herb-crusted Pork Chops,  Confetti Jasmine Rice, Pan-Roasted Asparagus, Grilled Carrot Sticks and Shallot Smashed Potatoes. A dessert bar rounds out the meal. Complimentary valet parking and a special chocolate gifts for mothers included. Cost:  $29.95 for adults, $24.95 for seniors,  $15.95 for children ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and younger.

Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, 210-767-7999 — The Mother’s Day Brunch, which runs 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., features high tea dishes, pasta and paella, local and artisan cheeses, salads, sides and more. Egg and breakfast dishes include smoked salmon benedict, brisket hash with poached egg and hollandaise, rosemary brown sugar bacon, country sausage links, cheese blintz with orange marmalade, personal omelets, and pancakes with syrups and roasted fruit. Surf and turf dishes: fresh shucked oysters, oak-smoked mussels and salmon, iced shrimp and roasted chile cocktail, whole fried snapper with chimichurri, grilled flank steak, whole roasted barbecued spiced chicken. From the bakery: pain au chocolat, almond-filled croissants, Palmier, tarts, petite carrot cakes, decadent chocolate truffles, crème brûlée, vanilla bean panna cotta and an ice cream sundae bar. Children’s table offered. Cost: $46.95, adults; $37.95, seniors; $22.50, children ages 5-12.

The Lion and Rose, various locations — Mother’s Day brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eggs Benedict, a breakfast burger, Irish Hash and Eggs, Wimbledon French Toast and more will be offered. Some of the drink specials:  Mimosa, $3.49; Bloody Mary, $3; Irish Bulldog, $5; Pimm’s Royal, $4.99; and Pimm’s Punch, $4.99. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills, 1746 Lockhill Selma, 210-349-8466 — The restaurant is celebrating its 10th year of honoring mothers with a brunch served served 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. A five-course menu, with plenty of the restaurant’s signature dishes, will include choice of appetizer and entrée, followed by cheese course and choice of dessert. The Lodge will feature a Farmers Market-inspired Mimosa. Cost: $37.95. Children’s menu: $11.

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Road, 210-561-9700 — Mother’s Day brings a three-course meal from noon to 5 p.m. Start with your choice of Insalata di Mare (cold seafood salad), Arancini di Riso (Italian rice balls), Polenta con Carciofi (polenta cakes with artichoke hearts),  Cozze Fradiavolo (sautéed mussels)  and Carpaccio Cipriani (thin-cut beef tenderloin) among others. Entrée options include Salmone al Caperi (salmon with pasta and a lemon caper sauce), Linguine con Frutta di Mare (linguine with seafood), Pesce Fresca (pan-seared Chilean sea bass),  Carciofi (sautéed chicken breast with artichoke hearts), veal piccata, Agnello Scottadito (parsley- and garlic-brined New Zealand lamb chops), Osso Buco, and Bistecca di Manzo (grilled center-cut New York strip steak). Dessert options:  Tiramisù, cannoli, and fresh berries with cream. Cost: $27.95.

Max’s Wine Dive, 340 East Basse Road., Suite 101, 210-444-9547 — Service hours are 10 a.m.–10 p.m.. All items are available all day, through brunch, lunch and dinner. The menu includes Almond, Strawberry, and Spinach Salad ($9), Orange and Fig Glazed Ham, Roasted Asparagus, Glazed Carrot Purée ($15), and Warm Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Fondue ($8).

Mike’s in the Village, 2355 Bulverde Road, Bulverde, 830-438-2747 — Mother’s Day brunch will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be an omelet station while entrées on the buffet will include carved-to-order Creole-seasoned Rib-eye, Herbed-roasted Turkey Breast, Miso-glazed Salmon with Lemon Butter, Southwestern Eggs Benedict plus sides and desserts.  Cost: $39.50 for adults, $15.50 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and younger.

Morton’s the Steakhouse, 300 E. Crockett St., 210-228-0700 — A special Mother’s Day menu is available 3-9 p.m. It includes a choice of Morton’s Salad with Morton’s blue cheese dressing, chopped egg and anchovies or Caesar Salad;  a choice of Single-cut Filet Mignon, Filet Oskar with Asparagus and Jumbo Lump Crab, Broiled Salmon Fillet with Beurre Blanc, Colossal Shrimp Alexander or Chicken Christopher; and choice of vegetable or potato; and a choice of Crème Brûlée or Double Chocolate Mousse. Cost: $59. Regular menu also available.

Paesanos, 555 E. Basse Road, 210-828-5191 — Service will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the regular menu.

Paesanos 1604, 3622 Paesanos Parkway, 210-492-1604 — Service will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the regular menu and a Mother’s Day special: a complimentary Bellini, a small Caesar salad, a five-piece order of Shrimp Paesano and cheesecake and seasonal berries in a Grand Marnier sauce. Cost: $31.95.

Paesanos Riverwalk, 111 W. Crockett St., 210-227-2782 — Service will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the regular menu.

Pike’s Place Restaurant, 167 Panther Ridge, Pipe Creek, 830-535-4442 — Mother’s Day brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A few of the items from the menu are bacon and fontina risotto with a poached egg, eggs Benedict or crab cake Benedict, buttermilk fried chicken, ham and Swiss eggs en croute, vegetarian quiche, steak and eggs, brioche French toast, buttermilk pancakes and mesquite-smoked prime rib. Prices range from $9 to $20. Endless mimosas are priced at $12.

Q on the Riverwalk, Downtown Hyatt, 123 Losoya St., 210-222-1234, ext. 4241 — Service is from 11 a.m.  to 3 p.m.  On the salad bar: fresh spring greens, taboulleh, grilled asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, cold smoked and pressed foie gras, venison brats on cornbread croutons and chipotle aioli, salmon tartar with avocado cream, fresh fruit parfait. Antipasti: assorted domestic and international cheeses, fruit and compote garnishes, variety of charcuterie and patés smoked trout and ale mousse, country pork paté with truffles and pistachio croccantinis with fennel and lavosh, melba toast. Breakfast favorites: made-to-order omelets and eggs, applewood bacon, grilled breakfast sausage, buttermilk waffles with spiced peach compote and maple butter. Entrees: beef sirloin with creamed horseradish, fresh grilled gulf mahi mahi with avocado and smoked mango salsa, green Thai curry with jasmine pilaf, apple chili bbq pork loin with Ranger Creek ale demi, saffron and English pea risotto. Assorted sweet, savory breads. Dessert table. Complimentary champagne and mimosas. Cost: $40, adults; $34, seniors; $19, children ages 5-12. Complimentary self-parking available at the Central Parking garage located across from the hotel.

Roaring Fork, 1806 N. Loop 1604 W., 210-479-9700 — Brunch is served 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with dinner available after 4 p.m. In addition to its regular brunch menu, Roaring Fork will offer Pecan-crusted Pork Loin with Molasses Apple Glaze, Oven-baked Snapper over Watercress and Arugula Salad. Dessert options include Key Lime Pie with a Cointreau Raspberry Sauce.

Texas de Brazil, 313 E. Houston St., 210-229-1600 — The doors open at 11 a.m. Mother’s Day with the full array of meats and the salad bar with more than 50 items plus dessert. Also special for Mother’s Day are Brazilian mimosas, a frozen cocktail made with house Champagne, blended with a choice of fruit purée and a touch of orange juice. Mango, papaya, wild berry, strawberry, pomegranate, passion fruit, and guava flavors are among the purées available.

Tost BistroBar, 14425 Blanco Road, 210-408-2670 — A three-course brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will begin with the following: appetizer choice of Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese, Mint and Watercress; Shrimp Bisque with Crème Fraîche; or Crab Cake with a Jicama Slaw. Entrée choices: Pan-seared Petit Filet with Goat Cheese Mash Potato, Grilled Asparagus and Bleu Cheese Béarnaise; Seared Sea Bass with a Crab Citrus Butter Sauce and Curried Cauliflower Purée; or Truffled Lobster Risotto with Roasted Sweet Corn. Dessert choices:  S’mores Chocolate Tart or Homemade Sorbet. Cost: $27.

Tre Trattoria, Fairmount Hotel, 401 S. Alamo St. 210-223-0401, and 4003 Broadway 210-805-0333 — A five-course Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Signature mimosas and Chef’s Bloody Marys will also be available. Cost: $34.95 a person. Children’s menu: $11.

TriniCakes Cupcakery, 999 E. Basse Road, Suite 178, 210-229-2107 — The Mother’s Day box includes a dozen specialty cupcakes – three lemon, three strawberry, three milk chocolate, and three orange cupcakes – adorned with flower decorations handpicked with her in mind. Cost: $36 a dozen.

Two Bros. BBQ Market, 12565 West Ave., 210-496-0222 — All Moms with a complimentary glass of sangria with dine-in orders over $18. Kids can play in the large yard covered by a canopy of oak trees. No reservations.

Wildfish Seafood Grille, 1834 N. Loop 1604 W.,210-493-1600 — Brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a menu that ranges from Chef Steve’s Sashimi Tasting, Maine lobster bisque and broiled oysters to Lemon Sole in Parmesan Crust, Jumbo Georges Bank Scallops, and prime New York Strip. The full menu and dinner will be available after 5 p.m.

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 25100, 210-690-3334 — Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. Z’Tejas favorites, such as the Chicken and Potato Hash and the Breakfast Quesadilla, will be offered. The weekend fun bar, featuring make-your-own Bloody Marys and mimosas cost $3.50. Until 3 p.m., the Z’Tejas staff will be taking and printing complimentary keepsake family photos, and all moms will receive a free dessert. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Posted in NewsComments (1)