While exploring my city over the 4th of July weekend, I of course, spent some time at the Historic Pearl. I hung out at the Pearl Park, caught a burger demo from Fletcher’s Hamburgers at Hotel Emma, listened to the jazz tunes of the Doc Watson band and of course, pressed my nose up against the windows of what will soon be the Food Hall.
Silver Ventures will soon be unveiling its latest addition to the Historic Pearl with the innovative Food Hall to be housed in the former Bottling Department of the old Pearl Brewery. This new concept is in sync with the Pearl’s local San Antonio culinary scene shining a light on small local food establishments creating huge mouth-watering menus.
The Bottling Department was constructed in 1894, but destroyed by fire in 2003. The food hall will be designed with a variety of textures and materials reminiscent of that time, stone and metal, but with modern kitchen appliances and conveniences to turn out hundreds of plates a day.
So far, 5 food vendors and 1 bar vendor have made the list.
High Street Wine Company who joined the Pearl family as recently as last October will be running the bar program. They put hospitality and service first in everything that they do. They also believe that wine, like happiness, is best shared.
Tenko Ramen will have 3 ramen dishes to choose from. Ramen eateries are fairly new to the San Antonio culinary scene BUT definitely in high demand. The dishes will seem simple but will be filled with complex flavor notes and sip to the last drop broths.
Maybelle’s takes donuts to the next level with both whimsical and sophisticated pairings, such as Cinnamon, Chocolate, Earl Grey, Maple and Raspberry Hibiscus. They will also serve Merit coffee and fried pies with fruit and custard fillings.
The Good Kind will feature breakfast, salads, sandwiches and fresh market bowls with all kinds of tasty add-ins. You can expect food that is clean, nourishing, sustainable and delicious. You know…the good kind.
Southern comfort with a major NOLA accent. Southern rotisserie chicken, jambalaya, Louisiana cornbread and sweet candied yams. I promise it’ll be okay to lick your fingers.
Razzle-dazzle burgers like no other. The patties are made with a mix of short rib, chuck and brisket and the buns are home-made brioche. If this isn’t enough, you can wash it down with a hand-spun milkshake.
We wish all these establishments much success and we hope to see YOU there! – Lisa