No. 2 Explore Like a True Culinarian
Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails and dinner at some of the Southwest’s best restaurants, coffee spots and bars.
The heart and soul of Pearl is the food, and you will not find a more exciting, interesting and dense culinary neighborhood in the city.
The Granary, named one of Texas Monthly’s top ten restaurants, features classic south Texas barbecue by day and imaginative, ingenious fare at night from Chef Tim Rattray, as well as hand crafted beer onsite from Brewmaster Alex Rattray. One of the newer additions, Cured, from Chef Steven McHugh, has already been acknowledged by local and national foodies and critics for serving sublime and contemporary takes on Southern and farm-to-table classics, as well as for their exceptional in-house prepared charcuterie program.
Arcade Midtown Kitchen, headed up by Chef Jesse Perez, delights diners with their take on modern American fare by fusing Mexican and American classics. Chef Johnny Hernandez’s La Gloria features authentic Mexican street fare, which has been featured in Savuer, Food and Wine and Bon Appetit.
Il Sogno which serves rustic Tuscan and Roman Italian fare featuring housemade pasta, pizza and an extensive, always-changing antipasti menu and Sandbar, featuring fresh-off-the-boat seafood, oysters and a very special wine list are owned and operated by Chef Andrew Weissman, who aside from being one of the most well-loved chefs in San Antonio, also holds two James Beard Award nominations.
Explore the diverse and sophisticated landscape of Latin American cuisine at Nao New World Flavors, the restaurant and cocktail bar run by the CIA San Antonio team. Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden offers a frequently changing menu of regional farm to table fare prepared on the custom grills built into the original boilers in the historic boiler house building.
One Lucky Duck is an all raw, all vegan shop featuring prepared food, juices, shakes, cleanses and take out from the mind of Sarma and Noah Melngailis, visionaries in the raw food movement.
Green Vegetarian Cuisine is San Antonio’s only all vegetarian and Kosher restaurant featuring classic and innovative vegetarian comfort food.
Blue Box Bar, helmed by owner Steve Mahoney and legendary mixologist Olaf Harmel, has many off-menu drinks inspired by seasonal produce and classic cocktail traditions.
Local Coffee, voted best coffee in San Antonio in 2013, serves single-source coffee custom roasted from the best growers and roasters in the world and features Mill-King Market & Creamery and Bakery Lorraine pastries.