House of Má, which will begin seating guests April 30, was developed by the team behind longtime San Antonio staple Singh's Vietnamese. The new eatery will serve up Vietnamese comfort food items such as hủ tiếu (Cambodian noodle soup) and phở gà (chicken pho). It will also offer signature libations including its Old Siam and Soi Cowboy.
Days later — May 7, to be precise — Hugman's will begin serving drinks including the Bermuda Triangle (a tropical rum-based sipper) and a Piñagroni (a pineapple take on a traditional Negroni). Its bar menu will included Asian-influenced fare such as candied-jalapeño Rangoons and yakitori skewers.
renovated 1890s structure is located at 135 E. Commerce Street.
The new concepts are the latest from Esquire Tavern owner Chris Hill, who tapped San Antonio's Giles Design Bureau for design of Hugman's lush tropical paradise. For an assist, the Bureau brought in tiki aesthetics guru “Bamboo Ben” Bassham, who's worked on renowned tropical-drink spots including Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas and Luau in Beverly Hills.
Both establishments are now taking reservations via the OpenTable online platform.
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