The crudité plate from Alchemy
While Alchemy's crudité plate changes weekly granted "preparations subject to a capricious growing climate" it always retains its vibrant colors.
Alchemy Kombucha And Culture,1123 N. Flores St. (210) 320-1168, alchemysanantonio.com.
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Tea-Smoked Duck from Sichuan House
A quintessential dish of Szechuan cuisine prepared by hot smoking a marinated duck over tea leaves, the tea-smoked duck at Sichuan House is a hearty meal that features exotic hints of black pepper and camphor.
Sichuan House, 3505 Wurzbach Rd #102, (210) 509-9999.
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Ba Ba Burger from O'liva
The lusty olive tapenade asserts itself in the Ba Ba Burger, which features local ground lamb, Bibb lettuce, tomato relish and, most importantly, a gently fried egg.
O'livia, 115 Plaza de Armas, Suite 107, (210) 229-2638, olivasa.com.
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Wood-oven roasted chicken from Tre Enoteca
The wood-oven, free-range chicken served in a nest of arugula with piquillo peppers, fingerling potatoes and winningly chunky/porky lardons is your best bet at Tre Enoteca.
Tre Enoteca, 555 W. Bitters, (210) 496-0555.
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Vegan nachos from Viva Vegeria
Expect a well-balanced plate of delicious nachos at Viva Vegeria. The nachos, which come in a half or full order, are topped with quinoa, spinach and guacamole.
Viva Vegeria, 1422 Nogalitos St., (210) 465-9233.
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Cheeseboard from Brigid
There are cheese boards and then there is THIS cheese masterpiece. You'll find four cheeses a Chabichou French goat cheese, a cave-aged sheep in the Pecorino Toscano Oro, a Délice de Bourgogne cow's milk cheese and a Jasper Hill paired with a colorful assembly of accouterments.
Brigid, 803 S. St. Mary's, (210) 988-3063.
Photo via Bryan Rindfuss