SA FILM VISITOR’S GO TO GUIDE
The Historic Pearl Brewery, San Antonio’s Local Culinary Center COMPILED BY MARTIN VALDESPINO
The Pearl, a neighborhood located just north of downtown along Museum Reach and the San Antonio River, is an amazing mixed-use development anchored by the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio. With 15 chef-driven restaurants, weekend farmers markets and terrific retail shops, Pearl is a must-visit in San Antonio. Enjoy public art along the River Walk, jog or explore the museums and parks along the river. You can also take a water taxi from the northern end of the river (called Museum Reach, which culminates at the Pearl) to points all along the River. Visit riosanantonio.com/rio-taxi to learn more. The Pearl is also the home and major sponsor of the first SAFILM-SANANTONIO CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, which takes place mornings from Wednesday, July 27 through Saturday, July 30! Visit atpearl.com to learn more about this latest innovation from SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival.
WHERE TO EAT AT THE PEARL BAKERY LORRAINE
Specializing in classic French pastry techniques, everything is handmade with great care and attention to detail. Offering delicious sandwiches and salads as well.
A steak house with great craft cocktails, comfort food an extensive wine list, Boiler House also has an expansive patio great for people watching. When it comes to the cuisine, Chef Jeff White popular menu is focused on Texas-style grilling using the freshest local ingredients available.
BOTIKA The newest addition to the Pearl’s culinary treasures, this Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant boasts a menu developed by Chef Geronimo Lopez, and a wonderful bar serving up craft cocktails and a great menu of small plates. CURED
Chef Steve McHugh and staff use regional ingredients and organic methods to create handcrafted cured foods, from charcuterie to pickles. Enjoy great food and craft cocktails like the whiskey Bloody Mary, A Boy Named Suze or the “Cured” cocktail in the repurposed 1904 Administration Building of the original Pearl Brewery, a Bon Appétit’s “America’s Best New Restaurants in 2014” nominee.
The combination of globally inspired barbecue traditions and flavors as well as on-site brewed craft beer was why Texas Monthly featured it as one of the Best Restaurants in 2014. Chef Tim Rattray and Brewmaster Alex Rattray lead this excellent foray into barbecue and beer.
GREEN VEGETARIAN CUISINE
San Antonio’s only 100 percent kosher vegetarian restaurant serves up great vegetarian and vegan offerings in a casual, comfortable setting.
IL SOGNO OSTERIA
Owned by the renowned Chef Andrew Weissman, this five-star Italian dining experience features dishes found in the trattorias and osterias of Rome and Florence.
Chef Johnny Hernandez spent years traveling to Mexico to develop La Gloria’s menu, packed with authentic flavors derived from the street vendors, taquerias and kitchens of Mexico’s interior. Chef Hernandez recently cooked at the White House, was asked to open a restaurant in Caesar’s Palace in Vegas, and is currently consulting in London.
July 25 - 31, 2016