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3 Progressive Meals to Try This Fall


Dining outside of Pearl, Downtown or Southtown? What a progressive idea. - SAN ANTONIO CURRENT
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  • Dining outside of Pearl, Downtown or Southtown? What a progressive idea.
No, we’re not sending you to the Pearl, Downtown or Southtown. It’s time to burst that bubble, San Antonio. Below are six suggestions for food-filled adventures with several international stops along the way.

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  • The Brunch Trail

Brunch Trail

Head north on McCullough Avenue for a varied mix of brunch options. Remember — it’s not basic if you hit up all of them in one day. 

1.Ming’s Thing
5249 McCullough Ave., (210) 570-6318, mingsthing.com
You’ll want to chow down on Singaporean breakfast at this train car patio. 

2. Mezcalería Mixtli
5313 McCullough Ave., (856) 630-5142, mezcaleriamixtli.com
The newly launched brunch should be your last stop. Fill up the huevos rancheros and pozole or sip on La Sucia, which combines flor de caña white rum, basil, lime and papaya foam.

3. Folc
226 E. Olmos Drive, (210) 822-0100, folc-restaurant.com
Get the sausage kolaches or the wood-fired Dutch baby with fried quail, syrup and butter.

4. 212 Tribeca
4331 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-0698, tribeca212.com
Still hungry? Grilled steak and eggs are the go-to at this joint.

5. OLMOS Bharmacy
3902 McCullough Ave., (210) 822-1188, olmosrx.com
Yes, Bharmacy serves mimosas, but focus instead on the fluffy Rx Prescription Pancakes available in chocolate chip, pecan, banana, blueberry, strawberry or walnut..

6. Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-2261,  barbarosanantonio.com
Stop in for a starter cocktail — the bellini with white peach puree and cava is a natural option, but That Funky Monkey, with Belgian ale, Aperol and orange juice is also a winner.

The Globetrotting and Head East progressive dinners. - SAN ANTONIO CURRENT
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  • The Globetrotting and Head East progressive dinners.


If you want to span several countries on a single food tour, grab a few pals and head to 410 and Blanco.

Guajillo’s -The Shortcut to Mexico
1001 NW Loop 410, (210) 344-4119, guajillos.com
Get lubricated for your journey with margaritas, palomas and ensalada de aguacate inside this longtime favorite.

Ilsong Garden
6905 Blanco Road, (210) 366-4508, ilsonggarden.com
Load up on Korean barbecue, kimchi, bulgogi and chop chae.

The Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub
842 NW Loop 410, (210) 798-4154, thelionandrose.com
Wind down with a pint at Lion & Rose. Still feeling peckish? Grab a Scotch egg.

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
6989 Blanco Road, (210) 979-6565, doughpizzeria.com
You’re here for the burrata bar. Fresh mozzarella cheese topped with locally sourced vegetables and luxurious balsamic reductions.

Earth Burger Veggie Stand
818 NW Loop 410, (210) 524-1086, eatatearthburger.com
End the night with something sweet — a vegan cone of creamy coconut soft serve.

Head East

When we can’t decide where to eat, we head straight to the city’s North Side, specifically Wurzbach Road, where we’ll stumble along a variety of cuisines from hot Mediterranean to cool sushi. Head there while hungry.

Pasha Mediterranean Grill
9339 Wurzbach Road, (210) 561-5858, gopasha.com
It’s hard to think of a better starter than Pasha’s hummus, if only because you’ll get to tear up some freshly baked naan.

Jerusalem Grill
9210 Wurzbach Road, (210) 451-7318, jerusalemgrill.net
Next stop? Awesome falafel courtesy of Jerusalem Grill’s second location, now open inside a remodeled IHOP.

Fujiya Japanese Garden
9030 Wurzbach Road, (210) 615-755, fujiyajapanesegarden.com
It’s time for some sushi. Lunch specials include bento and sushi boxes — you’ll want to take one of these in while facing the peaceful and lush garden.

Mustafa Restaurant
4085 Medical Drive, (210) 615-7861
End your excursion with a bowl of chaat, made with chickpeas, tamarind sauce, yogurt, onions and more. 

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