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Flavor File: New Joints In Southtown, And A New Festival


Chela’s Tacos is getting a new home. - COUTESY
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  • Chela’s Tacos is getting a new home.

Brigid and Francis Bogside (803 S. St. Mary's St.), the latest concepts via Steve Mahoney, opened quietly over Labor Day weekend. Brigid, the name of a revered Irish saint, seats 45-50 people and is helmed by Chris Carlson (formerly with Sandbar), who is preparing modern American fare. Christine Hill, who opened Blue Box, will run the bar program at Francis Bogside, which already packs in a solid number of Irish whiskeys. Both the eatery and bar were designed in part by Courtney & Co., who's also responsible for the décor at George's Keep in the Eilan Hotel.

The Culinary Institute of America – San Antonio will host a new festival this October. From October 1-3, the school will invite high school students, foodies and more to celebrate Latin cuisine. Part-professional conference, Arriba El Norte will feature a day's worth of enthusiast courses ranging from hands-on cooking classes with former CIA grads to tastings and more with costs varying from $25 to $150. Arriba El Norte will end with a five-course dinner celebrating the campus' five-year anniversary. For more information on the event and courses offered visit

Fans of Chela's Tacos will be glad to know that the truck is opening a new location at 5231 Broadway St., Suite 117 this month. The menu will stay relatively intact.

Beer drinkers who haven't made it down to Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery (and really, why haven't you?) can now enjoy the wares at GS 1221, Cullum's Attagirl, Shuck Shack and TacoLand. Expect to find bottled brews at Southerleigh (136 E. Grayson St., Suite 120) as well, including a signature Gold Export Lager and a Pumpkin Cream Ale soon.

Finally, Pharm Table, chef Elizabeth Johnson's delivery concept now has a lunchtime home on weekdays. Find globally inspired cuisine using farm-fresh foods from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 106 Auditorium Circle at the Radius Building.

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