- Jessica Elizarraras
- Don’t miss the veal sweetbreads at Folc
Folc (226 E Olmos (210) 822-0100), the first of three adjacent concepts by chef Luis Colon, wine director Cecilia Barretto and bar director David Naylor (all previous members with the Texas Cooks’ Co-Op) opens its doors today. The eatery sits inside the former Ciao Lavanderia (first opened by Damien Watel) and features contemporary takes on American fare. The Current got a sneak peek of the menu during a soft opening this past Thursday. Patrons can expect to find four sections of shareable plates—fowl, land, sea and earth—with menu items such as a zesty schnitzel with capers, fried sweetbreads with a nutty coffee mayo, a few tartine offerings and desserts. Prices range from $9 to $35 buckaroos for the crab legs and chili butter. They hope to open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Saturday and Sunday brunch will be available. Park Social, the second phase of the project, should open in the next week or two.
In even meatier news, Augie Cortez of Augie’s Barbedwire Smokehouse opened Augie’s Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse (909 Broadway) this past Monday. The eatery, which sits at 909 Broadway between McCullough and Jones, will feature a similar menu to its sister location, along with—you guessed it—steaks. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; and noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
The Brooklynite, Stay Golden Social House and GS 1221 are playing host to a new food truck these days. Stay for the Food, opened by husband and wife team Daniel (who’s spent time as sous for Mark Bliss and executive sous for Rene Guerrero, grill chef at Bohanan’s) and Samantha Dominguez and partner Samuel Wratten (a former sous chef at Bohanan’s) is adding a beet risotto along with a 63-degree egg over fresh pasta and truffle caviar to your late-night dining options. You can also catch them at Toni Jo’s Food Park in Helotes, but check them out on Facebook for specific location details and times.
A belated congrats to The Block food truck park (14530 Roadrunner Way) and Big Bob’s Burgers Downtown (100 N Santa Rosa, (210) 227-2627) for celebrating their first anniversaries in business this past weekend.