San Antonio offers much in the way of arts, culinary delights, family fun events , and more. Here are some of the new things that have appeared on the Y’all radar over the past few months:
- MAVERICK WHISKEY (Fall 2018) The legend goes, Samuel Augustus Maverick left a jug of whiskey to be passed around among the heroes who died at the Alamo after being elected to represent San Antonio de Bexar in the new Republic of Texas. Kenneth Maverick’s great (x3) grandfather Sam Maverick lived and went on to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence and became The Maverick for which all others were named. The Maverick and Alamo Whiskeys live on. All spirits will be handmade in San Antonio and aged Texas-made Oak barrels in the tradition of the original Alamo WhiskeyTM from 1836. Maverick Whiskey’s distillery, tasting saloon and gathering space will be housed in the restored Historic Lockwood Bank Building (1918).
- TRE TRATTORIA AT THE SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART (June 2018) Dining amid centuries-old art has come back to the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA). Nationally known Chef Jason Dady, who competed last year on Iron Chef Gauntlet, has moved and reconcepted his Italian trattoria, Tre Trattoria. In addition to menu favorites—house-made pastas, cast-iron flatbread pizzas and a variety of antipasti—Dady will feature a selection of items to complement the summer exhibition Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid.
- SOUTHTOWN’S EMERGENCE At the southern tip of historic downtown lies Southtown, an eclectic arts district set apart by its intermingling of 1800s German architecture, repurposed warehouses, art galleries and now an alluring culinary scene. Longtime dining favorites such as Taco Haven and the Guenther House are sidling up next to newer eateries such as Southtown Pizzeria, an artisan pizzeria influenced by the owners’ time living in an old farmhouse near Florence; and Battalion, a creation from chef Stefan Bowers and restaurateur Andrew Goodman that is housed inside a renovated firehouse offering a menu of indulgent Italian dishes. Another popular Southtown stop is the Liberty Bar, a San Antonio favorite with a made-from-scratch menu that is housed in a hot pink former convent.