News and notes from the San Antonio food scene
Recently opened: Culver's Restaurant, 5836 DeZavala, features signature menu items including a butterburger and frozen custard. The butterburger is made from 100 percent U.S. beef sandwiched between two lightly buttered, toasted buns. The frozen custard is made fresh every day with milk and a touch of egg yolk, and is served either in a cake cone, waffle cone, or a dish with single, double, or triple scoops. It is offered in chocolate, vanilla, or the flavor of the day. Other menu items include sandwiches, garden fresh salads, sundaes, shakes, malts, and dinner selections such as shrimp, chicken, and Norwegian cod served with french fries or mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and a dinner roll with butter. Info: 479-7531.
Moved: Bar Azul is relocating from its downtown location on Losoya Street to the Matisse Restaurant on the North Side. Known for its Cosmopolitans, Pisco Sours, Mexico City Martinis, and Manzanazuls, the trendy lounge is teaming with Matisse to create a vibe similar to clubs and restaurants in Miami and Los Angleles. "They have a great restaurant and then transform into a bar after dinner is over," said Azul co-owner Scot Sours in a press release. "We want to introduce that idea here."
Matisse is located at 13259 Blanco; for info, call 479-0910.
Togas and empanadas
Wanted: Flaky bakers with a Latin soul
Tickets are $18 and include the opportunity to taste the empanadas with an array of salads, sides, and wine. Fifty percent of this year's proceeds will benefit the children at Southwest Mental Health Center. Info: 582-6451.
Participants are encourage to wear a toga for the four course meal, which includes salad, solmadas, pastitsio - layers of beef and pasta topped with béchamel and Parmesan - and bougata, a creamy custard dessert. Cost is $46 per person. RSVP at 674-DIMI.
Dinner under the stars
Compiled by: Nicole Chavez