Sojourn Trading Co. debuts downtown
A new cocktail bar is open in downtown Houston Street. Stay Trading Co. was created by Derik Cortez, who has managed bars in Mixtli and Jazz, TX, with restaurateur Andrew Carillo, of Armadillo’s Texas Style Burgers. It serves cold entrees (think oysters, ceviche, and tuna chunks) as well as a variety of cocktails. It has a tropical setting and is located west of the San Pedro Creek Cultural Park. Mondays are industry nights, which means discounts for local hospitality workers.
Arrosta rebrands itself as a ‘comfortable Italian’ dinner restaurant
Chef Robbie Nowlin and the Allora team take over the menu from the partner restaurant Watered, creating a new seated dinner service. Both restaurants opened earlier this year near Pearl, with Arrosta acting as a fast-casual cafe with coffee, wine and all-day fare. It will transition in mid-September to a dinner-only restaurant with an emphasis on Italian comfort food like you might find in a Roman trattoria. Dishes such as homemade pasta, roast meats, aubergine alla parmigiana and chicken will be available to enjoy on the restaurant’s terrace or in its interior space. “We bring the success and happiness of Allora to Arrosta in a way that can be enjoyed by all – it’s a family affair,” said Pete Selig, president of Maverick Restaurant Group, who is behind Allora and Arrosta. . “If you like Allora, you’ll love the new affordable and fast Arrosta.”
Fence of Sol y Luna
The owners of Sol y Luna Baking Co. have announced the social media this week that they will close on Sunday September 4th. The DeZavala Road bakery was known for its homemade bread, kolaches, cinnamon rolls and chocolate almond croissants. There was also a weekend bread stand at the Pearl Farmers Market. “After much soul-searching, we have decided to hang up our rolling pins, retire and focus on our family and friends,” they wrote.
Southerleigh Haute South launches new menu
Guests at Southerleigh High South at The Rim can now enjoy the options of new lunch and dinner menus, rather than the all-day menu the restaurant previously offered. The change comes as the restaurant approaches its second anniversary and at the same time its sister restaurant, Southerleigh Food & Brewery, closed for a refresh. Southerleigh Haute South will now serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, with offerings like po’ boys, baskets of Gulf chips, short ribs stroganoff and a chilli patty cast. Happy hour will run from 3-5 p.m. and dinner service from 5-9 p.m. Dinner-only specials include short rib of beef, homemade chicken pot pie, rockfish on the half shell and more. Several menu items, including the double cheeseburger, grilled oysters and classic crab cake, will be offered for lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch, lunch and dinner will still be available.
Burger Boy opens in Live Oak
The San Antonio-based burger chain, burger boy, opened its sixth location at Loop 1604 and I-35 in Live Oak this week. This is the restaurant’s first location outside the San Antonio city limits. “Everyone is patiently waiting, and we are thrilled to finally be able to
serve this community,” co-owner Bryce Pohlmeier said in a statement. The restaurant is known for its crinkle fries, never-frozen beef burgers and homemade shakes.
Best Quality Girl Raising Funds For Reproductive Rights
On September 11, Best Quality Daughter will host “Good little problem in Chinaa fundraising event supporting Planned Parenthood South Texas and Lift Louisiana. Chef Jennifer Hwa Dobbertin will be joined by New Orleans chef Mason Hereford of Turkey and Wolf. The evening, for guests 21 and older, will include specialty cocktails like Purple Texas and a Künstler Brewing beer called Morning After Pils. Specially prepared dishes will include melted cabbage and deviled eggs with crispy chicken skin, as well as wagyu scallion pancake sandwiches and chorizo and egg dumplings. Tickets are $150 and profits will be split equally between the two recipient organizations.
Bud Light launches cans
Fans of Saturday’s opening Roadrunner football game can purchase Bud Light in limited-edition UTSA-branded cans. Bud Light and Silver Eagle Beverages announced the partnership this week and said UTSA is one of four universities in Texas to receive special cans. In addition to being available at the Alamodome, the cans will also be sold at select bars and local convenience stores and grocery stores, including HE-Bs on I-10 W. near Dominion, Loop 1604 and Huebner Road, Alon Market on Wurzbach Road, in Lytle, and on Bandera Road.