26 essential spots in and around San Antonio for chicken wings

You'll find little argument that chicken wings are the perfect pub food, and the Alamo City has no shortage of spots that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Willie’s Grill & Icehouse
Multiple locations, williesgrillandicehouse.com
You can get these wings naked or breaded and tossed in sauces like buffalo, bbq or honey garlic.
Photo via Google Maps
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Magical moments from Taco Fest 2022 in San Antonio's Travis Park

San Antonians love their tacos, and they also love their tunes. That much was apparent at Taco Fest: Music Y Más, held Saturday…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Magical moments from Taco Fest 2022 in San Antonio's Travis Park
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The 27 best places in San Antonio to eat when you're alone

There's something to be said for enjoying a high-quality meal while basking in your own company. While San Antonio operates with a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 736-5471, facebook.com/nikis.tokyo.inn
Incredibly authentic with tatami-style seating, Niki’s Tokyo Inn is a solid choice for genuine Japanese eats. Whether you take a seat on the floor or grab a stool at the bar, you can enjoy freshly-made sushi and other classic Japanese dishes all by your lonesome.
Photo via Instagram / mrs.a_w15
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These San Antonio restaurants and chefs have been featured on national TV shows

Every San Antonian has a shortlist of local dining spots they know and love, but some standouts and their chefs have managed…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Johnny Hernandez: La Gloria, la Fruteria-Botanero, and Burgerteca
La Gloria, Multiple Locations, 
La Fruteria, 1401 S Flores St., Ste. 102, (210) 251-3104 
Burgerteca, 403 Bluestar #105, (210) 635-0016, chefjohnnyhernandez.com/restaurants
The well-known San Antonio chef competed against celebrity chef Bobby Flay on the Food Network TV show, Beat Bobby Flay — the fourth chef hailing from the Alamo City to do so. 

Photo courtesy of Johnny Hernandez
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The best culinary competition moments from Flavor San Antonio 2022

While San Antonio Flavor is, first and foremost, a celebration of local food, it also includes a fierce culinary competition. Here's what…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The best culinary competition moments from Flavor San Antonio 2022
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All the beautiful people — and tasty food — we saw at San Antonio Flavor 2022

After a two-year hiatus, San Antonio Flavor returned Thursday night with gusto, bringing together culinary pros and foodies from all over the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the beautiful people — and tasty food — we saw at San Antonio Flavor 2022
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Everyone we saw having fun at San Antonio's first Lucha Libre Nacho Throwdown

Alamo City food truck park StreetFare SA held its debut Lucha Libre Nacho Throwdown on Saturday, offering up nacho samplings from multiple…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw having fun at San Antonio's first Lucha Libre Nacho Throwdown
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22 new, must-try bars and restaurants in San Antonio's Stone Oak area

San Antonio is a rapidly growing metro, and nowhere is the city's robust growth more evident than the North Side's sprawling Stone…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Stout House
22810 U.S. Highway 281, (210) 334-0099, stouthousesa.com
Stout House’s fourth location offers a rotating lineup of 20 beers on tap, $8 beer flights and a full bar. TVs are scattered throughout, and guests are welcome to bring in their own food, since this Stout House location doesn't have a kitchen.
Photo via Facebook / Stout House Stone Oak
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Everyone we saw having fun at the Poteet Strawberry Festival 2022

After operating on smaller scale last year due to the pandemic, the Poteet Strawberry Festival made a big return over the weekend.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw having fun at the Poteet Strawberry Festival 2022
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22 Texas Hill Country bars and restaurants worth a road trip from San Antonio

San Antonio is a foodie's dream, but sometimes you just need to get away from the city for a while. If you're…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Lost Maples Cafe
 384 Main St., Utopia, (830) 966-2221, lostmaplescafe.com
Located on Main Street in the Hill Country town of Utopia, a stop at Lost Maples Cafe is a must for those on a weekend getaway. From mind-blowing lamb sliders to the best chocolate meringue on this side of the Mississippi, you definitely won't be disappointed. 

Photo via Instagram / globe_trot_pix
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25 essential San Antonio pizza spots everybody should try at least once

Whether you're craving a deep dish Chicago-style pie, a pepperoni-laden New York slice or an oven-fired Mediterranean-style flatbread, San Antonio is home…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Maar’s Pizza & More
14218 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 599-7400, maarspizzaandmore.com
The family-owned and -operated Maar's has made quite a name for itself since first opening in 2011. The family cooks up pizza made just right, as well as original creations like jalapeño cheddar meteor-bites and – wait for it – brisket pizza.
Photo via Instagram / afterpartyweekend
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23 San Antonio restaurants that serve breakfast or brunch all day long

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — and some would say the best. Although most places stop serving it…

By San Antonio Current Staff

NOLA Brunch & Beignets
720 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 320-1572, eatatnola.com
An obvious option for brunch, this Nawlins spot is a brunch godsend. Although not open on Mondays and Tuesdays, NOLA serves up sugary beignets (try them stuffed with lemon curd!) and other French Quarter Classics until 2 p.m Wednesday-Sunday. For something more filling (and maybe not so sweet), try the Blue Crab Omelette, Shrimp & Grits or Egg Rockafella.
Photo via Instagram / versonphoto
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22 San Antonio bars that open at noon or earlier so you can day drink

Whether you're pre-gaming ahead of a sports event, having a nightshift happy hour or going through a bad breakup, there are times…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cullum’s Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263, cullumsattagirl.com
Known for its fried chicken that’s now available for lunch, you can also stop by Cullum’s starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Seriously, grab a craft beer or two and enjoy it out on the patio of this rustic joint for a late morning pick-me-up.
Photo via Instagram / cullumsattagirl
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20 under-the-radar San Antonio restaurants you should try right now

Alamo City residents often have their favorite neighborhood taqueria, go-to Chinese spot and preferred barbecue joint. But it doesn’t hurt to try…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Taqueria Atotonilco
3431 W Commerce St, (210) 227-8090, facebook.com/Taqueria-Atotonilco-155602537818077
Located in Prospect Hill, this taqueria serves up tacos packed with flavor. Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast tacos or want some tasty street tacos for lunch, Atotonilco knows what they’re doing.
Photo via Instagram / tacoist
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29 essential San Antonio taco spots outside of Loop 410

Great taquerias are all over San Antonio's center city. Hell, it seems like there's a great one on every street corner. But…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tacos Ricos
8025 Bandera Road, (210) 543-7244, tacosricosbandera.wixsite.com
This unassuming yet bright-yellow building houses well-filled breakfast and lunch tacos made with handmade tortillas. Crowd pleasers include the barbacoa and bean and cheese tacos, but with such an expansive menu, it’s hard to play favorites here.
Photo via Instagram / tacosricos.sa
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These before-and-after photos show how San Antonio restaurants have changed in the last 15 years

It's one thing to know the food business is notorious for high turnover, and yet another to see it in action. San Antonio's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

These before-and-after photos show how San Antonio restaurants have changed in the last 15 years
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21 San Antonio restaurants where the live music is as good as the food and booze

San Antonio's music scene is as diverse and deep-rooted as the rest of its culture. Thankfully, a growing number of Alamo City…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Vista Brewing Company
1333 Buena Vista St, 512-766-1842, vistabrewingtx.com
Vista Brewing, based in the Central Texas town of Driftwood, extended its reach to San Antonio earlier this spring with the opening of a new tasting room and beer garden at Warehouse 5. 
Photo by thedesertroamer via Instagram / vistabrewingsatx
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Essential San Antonio patios, where the food is as good as the ambiance

Not much good has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one positive has been the uptick in patio dining across the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen 
103 E Jones Ave, (210) 446-9303, elsewheregarden.com 
The dog- and family-friendly spot features swing seats overlooking the San Antonio River, lush landscaping, a selection of brews and wine, and savory snacks create a perfect urban getaway. 
Photo via Instagram / elsewheresatx
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All the beautiful people we saw at United We Brunch 2022 in San Antonio

You just couldn't beat the people watching at Saturday's United We Brunch event. Here's a look at everyone we saw sampling delectable…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the beautiful people we saw at United We Brunch 2022 in San Antonio
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The most delicious moments from San Antonio's United We Brunch 2022

We had a blast Saturday at the Sixth Annual United We Brunch. Held at The Espee at St. Paul Square, the event…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The most delicious moments from San Antonio's United We Brunch 2022
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San Antonio's essential women-owned restaurants and bars

Women chefs, restaurateurs and innovators are at the forefront of San Antonio's thriving food scene. From bakeries to burger joints, wineries to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Clementine
2195 NW Military Highway, (210) 503-5121, clementine-sa.com
Alongside husband and chef John Russ, Elise Russ brings her longtime love for desserts to Clementine, where she serves as an owner and pastry chef. She brings years of experience in the food biz both in the Alamo City and beyond.
Photo via Instagram / clementine.sanantonio
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Everything we saw as the San Antonio Coffee Festival took place in Travis Park on Saturday

The ninth annual iteration of the San Antonio Coffee Festival took place Saturday at Travis Park, offering more than 80 coffees brewed…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as the San Antonio Coffee Festival took place in Travis Park on Saturday
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The 24 most romantic restaurants in San Antonio

There's no shortage of restaurants serving date night-worthy food in SA, but sometimes you're also looking for scenery and ambiance that really…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Maverick Texas Brasserie
710 S St. Mary’s St, (210) 973-6050, mavericktexas.com
Over in Southtown, you’ll discover this handsome brick-clad building, which offers selections from an eclectic French-inspired menu. The luxe details — deep turquoise velvet, rich leather and dark-stained wood — create the  sexy atmosphere.
Photo via Instagram / maverick.sanantonio
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Everyone we saw at San Antonio's Titans of Tailgate culinary competition

The third annual Titans of Tailgate took place in Sunken Garden Theater on Saturday. The throwdown pitted chefs from roughly 20 restaurant…

By Sanford Nowlin

Everyone we saw at San Antonio's Titans of Tailgate culinary competition
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The 20 best H-E-B stores in San Antonio

The Alamo City loves H-E-B, and for good reason. The San Antonio-based grocery chain is renowned for great product selection, items tailored…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Nogalitos H‑E‑B
1601 Nogalitos, (210) 212-2600, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/nogalitos-h-e-b-699
Many of the H-E-Bs on this list can be described as sprawling, but Nogalitos adds a whole other dimension — a second story. In 2015, the Nogalitos grocery became the first multi-level market in Texas. The new, two-story H-E-B replaced the company’s oldest operating store.
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Everything we saw as San Antonio Hell's Kitchen chef Mary Lou Davis held a going-away pop-up

Mary Lou Davis, the San Antonio chef who took second place in the past season of cooking contest TV show Hell's Kitchen,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as San Antonio Hell's Kitchen chef Mary Lou Davis held a going-away pop-up
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30 San Antonio lounges, speakeasies and hidden bars — and where to find them

San Antonio's bar scene has always been fun, but the cocktail explosion of recent years have given it double shot of hip…

By San Antonio Current Staff

RD Hidden Door Speakeasy
8400 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 605-2292, mixed4u.com.
Texting a random phone number for a secret password to enter a modern-day speakeasy may seem a little theatrical — but what's wrong with that? The real journey starts when you enter the space located behind the Barn Door Restaurant in Alamo Heights. Dark lights, gilded details, candles, music from the 1920s and excellent cocktails await at this intimate, reservations-only spot where just 27 guests can imbibe at a time.
Photo via Instagram / atanotherangle
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The 28 most anticipated new bars and restaurants coming to San Antonio

Foodies can agree that the past two years have been full of curveballs in all arenas — thanks, COVID. However, 2022 is…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Kerbey Lane Cafe
5515 N. Loop 1604 W., kerbeylanecafe.com
Longtime Austin staple Kerbey Lane Cafe has set its sights on the Alamo City for a future expansion. Menu items will include diner favorites including waffles, breakfast platters and home-style entrees, with an expected completion date in March 0f 2022. 
Photo via Instagram / kerbeylanecafe
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The 25 most popular restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

Last year, Travel and Leisure readers named San Antonio one of the top destinations in the country, and it’s easy to see why:…

By San Antonio Current Staff

14. Bilia Eatery & Coffee
2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 131B, (210) 530-1333, facebook.com/eatbilia
"You will regret not eating here. In addition to their delicious sandwiches, they also make a bomb spicy sauce that is out of this world! Service was great and the restaurant seems to be well kept." – Michael C.
Photo via Instagram / biliaeatery
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San Antonio vegan restaurants, juice bars and other healthy options that are actually good

It's nearly the time of year where San Antonians make resolutions and see how long they can stick with them. Many of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Vegan Avenue
2512 N. Main Ave., (210) 332-9284, eatveganavenue.com
This new-ish vegan joint focuses exclusively on plant-based and gluten-free food in SA’s Monte Vista neighborhood. The menu is extensive, with items for lunch, brunch and dinner, as well as milkshakes and smoothies.  
Photo via Instagram / veganavenue
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