Dining by Firelight

Dining by Firelight

Discover Winter Romance: For at least eight months out of the year, many of us find ourselves wondering whether the witch from Lion, Witch, and The Wardrobe has cast a spell over us, but instead of perpetual winter, it feels like perpetual summer. And then the...

Dining: Boudro’s Texas Bistro

Dining: Boudro’s Texas Bistro

A SAN ANTONIO HOLIDAY TRADITION By LAUREN BROWNING Photography by JANET ROGERS With holidays upon us and family and friends among us, San Antonio’s River Walk beckons us to return to its dazzling lights, scrumptious fare, jubilant smiles and jingling bells. At this...

Dining: Alberico’s

Dining: Alberico’s

A WELCOMING RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR THAT TRANSPORTS YOU BY LAUREN BROWING PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Driving along McCullough, you may have noticed an inviting replacement to the launderette in the prime corner space of The Yard Shopping Center. Known as Alberico...

Hospitality with an Italian Accent

Hospitality with an Italian Accent

Edera is attracting crowds Edera Osteria-Enoteca opened earlier this year and is quickly gaining attention for delivering the details – in thought, word, and deed. A primary force in creating Edera and gathering a strong team of devoted staff is co-owner Cesar...

Steak in San Antonio

Steak in San Antonio

A Savory Destination of Distinction Shaped by a Family’s LoveIn 2011, Myron “Bill” Been and his wife, Jo Anna, opened the sleek and contemporary Myron’s Prime Steakhouse in the shiny Alon Town Centre.  With many exciting features such as an extensive bar (service...

Dining: Costa Pacifica

Dining: Costa Pacifica

Seafood from South of the Border BY LAUREN BROWNING PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Plenty of Mexican seafood dishes surface in San Antonio, but few restaurants devote themselves wholly to the pursuit of Pacific coastal cuisine like Costa Pacifica. The bright and clean...

Cappy’s Staying Rooted in Traditional Favorites

Cappy’s Staying Rooted in Traditional Favorites

“Puffer fish,” said our waiter, Kyle—“but not the toxic kind,” he hastened to add. Kyle was referring to the special appetizer of the day at Cappy’s, newly risen from the ashes of a disastrous fire that had closed the popular ’09 restaurant since mid-June.  Such a...

Smoke: The Restaurant

Smoke: The Restaurant

New takes on old BBQ favorites Barbecue purists of the hardcore sort may sniff at Smoke’s sophisticated setting in the former Auden’s Kitchen — no decades-old calendars, no beer signs, no rolls of butcher paper — and no pretentious piles of Post Oak. And they may find...

Silo Terrace Oyster Bar

Silo Terrace Oyster Bar

Seafood excels with the star treatment. The Silo architectural signature is alive and well at the new Terrace Oyster Bar: Yes, you do get into an elevator—here as at other Silos the brief ride serves to remove diners from the prosaic world of parking lots and shopping...

The Cookhouse: New Orleans style food is exemplary

The Cookhouse: New Orleans style food is exemplary

The Cinderella story of the last few years, at least in the food world, has been the move of many a fledgling restaurateur from mobile truck to fixed location. Though there must be some folks content with the gypsy life, the urge to settle down has got to be a...

The Granary

The Granary

  Where smoke and beer come into their own The Granary, once the home of Pearl’s cooper, or barrel maker, occupies one of the few structures of true historic interest at Pearl — not counting the signature brewery itself, soon to be reborn as a spiffy hotel. In summer,...

The Monterey Serving up irreverence along with imaginative food

The Monterey Serving up irreverence along with imaginative food

We can thank El Monty, as the restaurant is known by its familiars, for forcing us to endure San Antonio’s sweltering summers (and its attendant mosquitoes) out of doors — as that’s where most of the seating is at this otherwise extremely intimate (and willfully...

Starfish in Southtown

Starfish in Southtown

Stylish restaurant swims in a new direction Draped nets and fishing floats and tempest-tossed lifesavers ... the temptation must be great. I refer to the décor of so many knee-jerk seafood joints around the world — the aquatic equivalent of the serape-and-sombrero...

Cured at Pearl

Cured at Pearl

Meats come into their own here It’s easy these days to feel a little overwhelmed by the density of mostly new construction at Pearl. Fortunately, there are a few small gems scattered in and around the development to relieve its otherwise all-at-once aspect. Cured,...

Saveurs 209

Saveurs 209

Thoroughly French on Broadway Behind an unassuming storefront on an only marginally more noteworthy block of lower Broadway lies an unexpected surprise: Saveurs 209, a thoroughly French restaurant run by a genuine French family — in rigorously French fashion....

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