New SA-Area Restaurants to Try This Spring

All this being cooped up inside has given us the itch to get out and experience San Antonio culinary life again. We don’t know about you, but we’re “fed up” with fast food and the same old grub we’ve been limited to from that one go-to place right around the corner. We’re ready for cool breezes, the warm sun, some outdoor patio action, and some good music at restaurants around San Antonio. COVID has restricted many establishments from completely opening back up again, but it hasn’t stopped these gems from recently opening, and for that, we’re grateful. Try these newest places with us! 

Black and White Modern Creamery – 4011 Broadway – If you’re looking for real ingredients in your sweet treats, you’ve made it when you’re at Black and White Modern Creamery. Of course, you can enjoy a classic scoop in a cone, but with exciting treats like “ice cream pie,” why stop at the classics? The pie crust is homemade, with delicious ice cream lining the treat, and ingredients like banana pudding on the top. Have the whole pie at your next family gathering and be the winner of the cookout. 

The Hayden – 4025 Broadway – A refreshing nod to culture, The Hayden is mixing a “deep love and respect for a classic Jewish delicatessen with the charming southern vibe of a South Texas diner” and we’re here for it. Sign us up for the pastrami and Swiss on rye, and matzo ball soup, please. You can also enjoy a handcrafted cocktail like an old-fashioned or Tom Collins, or you can have a delicious bottle of wine to pair with your meal. 

El Señor Fish Seafood Bar – 1915 Broadway – Suite 111 –  Executive Chef Gerardo Ramirez has invited locals to experience an afternoon at a Mexican beach resort, right in the comfort of central San Antonio. Seafood-themed food like fish tacos, tostadas, ceviche, and all the avocado a local could dream of. Don’t forget to try a chilled tequila, or a handcrafted signature margarita. 

Pinkerton’s BBQ – 107 W Houston Street – This true Texas BBQ joint makes the second establishment owned by Grant Pinkerton, with the first being located in Houston. Lucky for San Antonians, the expansion plan has given us a chance to enjoy delicious BBQ and sides, including the classics like brisket and pork, but adding in a curve ball or two, like boudin links and rosemary bacon mac & cheese. 

Landrace – 111 Lexington Avenue – (inside the Thompson Hotel) Want to try an elevated dining experience? James Beard Award finalist Chef Steve McHugh is giving Texas-grown-and-raised ingredients the star treatment at this beautifully designed restaurant inside The Thompson Hotel. Have some slow-cooked bison short rib for dinner if you want to try something different. If you can’t make it for dinner, try their Sunday Brunch currently running from 10AM to 3:30PM and grab a breakfast plate worth bragging about, like Wagyu Beef Steak and Eggs. 

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