The pigsty is back


The pigsty is open again

Chris Conger’s Pig Pen Neighborhood Bar has returned. It’s been more than a year since the family-friendly Broadway bar and restaurant welcomed guests, and Conger took to Facebook on Monday to say they’ve missed everyone and are officially back open. The same nachos, grilled cheese, Bloody Marys, and beers are on the menu. The restaurant was also a favorite for Sunday brunch, and Conger says brunch will return this weekend.

The San Antonio Spurs have their own coffee

The Spurs and Estate Coffee Co. announced this week that they have teamed up to create a specialty Por Vida Roast that fans can brew at home. Small batch Mexican roast is available online or at Estate, 1320 E. Houston St. The Spurs will also offer tastings of the brew at tonight’s home game against the Chicago Bulls. Visit the Fan Shop for a sample. The beans for the spore roast come from the buffer zone of the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in Mexico.

2M Smokehouse expands to El Camino

James Beard Award-nominated grill restaurant 2M Smokehouse is adding a food trailer in the coming weeks, owner Esaul Ramos Jr. confirmed on social media. The trailer opens at El Camino Food Truck Park on Avenue B near River Walk. The trailer serves a limited BBQ menu in the evenings. Open since 2016, the Southeast Side restaurant is known for its near-perfect brisket, impeccable homemade sausage, and outstanding sides like Mexican street corn.

A Peruvian restaurant opens in Southtown

Leche de Tigre, a Peruvian restaurant that will serve ceviche, mariscos and other dishes, is preparing to open at the former Tutti’s: A Place for Foodies on East Cevallos Street. The restaurant will also specialize in pisco, a grape brandy native to Peru. Guests can enjoy it as part of a classic lime pisco or in other concoctions, including a chicha that contains purple corn syrup, egg whites, bitters, and lime.

Bubby’s Jewish Soul Food is celebrating its one year anniversary with an overhaul

The Castle Hills Jewish deli announced this week that it will close until November 14 to make some interior improvements and expand its menu. When they reopen in November, just in time for their first anniversary, Bubby’s will have longer hours, more food choices and more staff to serve its customers, the owners wrote on their website. While Bubby’s is closed, the owners encouraged regulars to visit their friends at The Hayden, Max & Louie’s, or Chicago Bagel & Deli.

Bakery Lorraine opens in Boerne on November 1st

The Lorraine Bakery will open its sixth outpost in Boerne on Tuesday November 1st. Owned by chefs Anne Ng, Jeremy Mandrell and operator Charlie Biedenharn, the bakery already has locations in Pearl, The Rim, The Medical Center, The DoSeum and The Domain in Austin. This new bakery will open on Oak Park Drive just off Main Street in Boerne. The bakery is known for its Parisian macarons and pastries, as well as its breakfast and lunch menu, which includes items like the quiche Lorraine and salmon on an all-croissant.


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