Thanksgiving leftovers don't have to end up in a sandwich.
Thanksgiving leftovers don't have to end up in a sandwich. Credit: CraigZone / Flickr

Did you stuff yourself like a turkey on Thursday? Mash too many potatoes into your mouth? Has it green-bean too long since you had anything but Thanksgiving dishes?

Shove those leftovers to the back of the fridge. We feel you.

Luckily, we live in a city that offers an exciting array of cuisines from all over the world. And they don’t necessarily include turkey or dressing. In case you missed our stories on these restaurants throughout the year, find below our takes on some of San Antonio’s familiar favorites and up-and-comers.

Wurzbach Road’s International Food Purveyors Offer a World of Flavors

A mile-long stretch of Wurzbach Road between I-10 and Fredericksburg Road is known for its variety of international food offerings, from the Far East to the Middle East and beyond.

Ali Baba International Food Market offers a variety of products from around the world.
Global food products are sold at Ali Baba International Food Market. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / San Antonio Report

At 40, Cappy’s a Cornerstone Among SA Restaurants

At age 70, Cappy runs his namesake Cappy’s Restaurant with wife Suzy and son Trevor, who also oversee operations at Cappycino’s and La Fonda on Main.

Irish Pub Francis Bogside Rises From Ashes One Year After Fire

Francis Bogside staff wore San Antonio Fire Department T-shirts on its opening day to thank firefighters for managing the devastating fire that closed the bar one year ago.

Who’s the Boss? New Bagel Restaurant Fires Up San Antonio

No other shop in Texas is rolling bagels by hand, and Boss is one of only five wood-fired bagel restaurants in the country.

A cinnamon raison bagel from BOSS Bagels.
A cinnamon raison bagel from Boss Bagel.

Tucker’s Kozy Korner: What’s Old-Fashioned is New Again

When Tucker’s Kozy Korner reopened following weeks of renovations, the restaurant looked and felt a lot like it did back then.

Pinch and Rosella Ready to Open Their Doors at Rand Building

New sites for old favorites opened in one of SA’s most historic buildings, a place where technologies and startups are launched and grown.

Battalion Turns up the Heat at Historic Fire Station

Freshly made pasta sits on a wood surface in the kitchen.
Freshly made pasta sits on a wood surface in the kitchen.

Andrew Goodman and Chef Stefan Bowers are at it again. Battalion, the duo’s new Italian eatery in Southtown’s historic Fire Station No. 7, opened in February.

RO-HO Pork & Bread: Making an Authentic Torta Ahogada

Local San Antonians and Mexican nationals alike are flocking to the small building on 623 Urban Loop on the near-Westside to try authentic tortas ahogadas, or “drowned sandwiches” that hail from Guadalajara, a city located in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

La Familia Cortez y Mi Tierra: Celebrating 75 Years as San Antonio’s Culinary, Cultural Gems

When La Familia Cortez Restaurants, which owns the iconic San Antonio restaurant, Mi Tierra Café & Bakery, turned 75 years old in 2016, three generations of la familia Cortez are preserving and growing their legacy established by the family patriarch, the late Pedro Cortez.

The Panadería at Mi Tierra. Photo by Scott Ball.
The Panadería at Mi Tierra.

Schilo’s and Casa Rio: A Tale of Two Families

Guests can order the same juicy Reuben, split pea soup, and root beer that San Antonio Germans ordered 100 years ago at Schilo’s Delicatessen.

Pearl Cracks Open New Bottling Department Food Hall

The food hall, which differs from a food court by the absence of fast food chains, is home to five boutique food vendors and one bar that highlight San Antonio’s growing culinary scene.


San Antonio Report Staff

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.