Stories By Mike Sutter

  • California Pizza Kitchen has closed its Quarry location The chain that popularized barbecued chicken pizza has just one location left in San Antonio at Huebner Oaks.
  • Meat market near the Witte making Worth a Drive sandwiches Top-grade deli meats, homemade giardiniera, and bread from Uwe’s are part of why these sammies so scrumptious.
  • The Top 10 best BYOB restaurants in San Antonio From Mexican and Mediterranean to barbecue and Chinese noodles, these are the best places that let you bring your own alcohol.
  • New seafood cafe and fish market to open near Pearl Go Fish from the owners of Little Em’s Oyster Bar will offer a retail fish market and a cafe with fish and chips, fish tacos and more.
  • $35 for oxtails with plastic forks at The Jerk Shack Jerk and fried chicken are still standouts, but the value equation is off after its relocation from a sweaty West Side walk-up joint.
  • Yelp ranking: This S.A. sandwich shop one of best in Texas, U.S. Maybe it was because of the great cheesesteak: a cheesy, melty stir-fry of lean rib-eye on great bread from Uwe’s in New Braunfels.
  • Battle of the Barns: The Barn Door vs. Little Red Barn Two old-school San Antonio steakhouse institutions square off to answer the age-old question: Where’s the beef?
  • New Southtown tapas and wine bar Hola! opening soon The project from the Azuca chef and owner will feature a Sunday paella brunch, more than 30 small plates and a global wine list.
  • A roundup of San Antonio's top sandwiches A roundup of the best sandwiches and sandwich shops in San Antonio, from cheesesteaks to meatball subs.
  • Broadway Deli brings East Coast sandwiches to downtown S.A. The menu ranges from a build-your-own pile of pastrami and mortadella to a Jersey City beef hoagie with an attitude.
  • New Pearl spot Allora shoulders heavy weight of expectation Allora’s just a chef, standing in front of a kitchen, hoping you’ll love him. And mostly, the well-intentioned likeability works.
  • New Pearl spot Allora shoulders heavy weight of expectation Allora’s just a chef, standing in front of a kitchen, hoping you’ll love him. And mostly, the well-intentioned likeability works.
  • A Way to the Heart near Olmos Park sometimes loses its way The nine-course menus take diners on a journey around the world, one region at a time, but with some stumbles and detours.
  • Once was enough for Med. Center spot’s subpar banh mi Bland, under-provisioned deli meat and chewy bread hobbled this 32-year-old institution, leading to the lowest rating.
  • 5 Points Food & Drink a dimmer version of Gwendolyn The new restaurant isn’t quite fully realized, and it’s a challenge putting together a meal with only three main courses.
  • Pearl Market fave The Beignet Stand to open restaurant soon The new spot will open in the former Baby Taco Garage on Broadway near 410 with beignets, burgers and chicken sandwiches.
  • Popular Stone Oak brunch restaurant to open Olmos Park spot Buckwheat Souffle Pancakes and a full bar are on the menu for the new spot in former Glass and Plate location.
  • One of S.A.’s best bagel shops has new full restaurant home The new restaurant and brewery at the former of site Lee’s El Taco Garage specializes in bagels, pizza and beer.
  • Pharm Table transcends health food label in Southtown With cocktails, dinner and more meat on the bone, the holistic hideaway transforms into a full-on dinner destination.
  • Max & Louie’s sky-high Reuben sandwich is worth a drive What am I, chopped liver? You should be so lucky. Chopped liver, egg salad, challah bread — it’s all so good at this haven for New York-style sammies.