A comfort food cafe appears on the South Side, along with other food news

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A new comfort food restaurant opened June 24 at 3307 S. Zarzamora St., according to a Facebook post. Texas toast serves cookies, omelettes, waffles (with or without chicken) and a variety of burgers. Although the cafe is now open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., hungry South Siders might want to try it during off-peak hours. The small restaurant can accommodate just over 20 people.

Southton Road will be home to San Antonio’s last barbecue when Bar-B-Que Republic of Texas opens this summer. CultureMap has contacted the owners for an exact opening date and menu information. A restaurant representative said the team plans to open by the first week of August.

Tim Rattrayowner of the famous Alamo City restaurant The Attic ‘Cue & Brewputs an upscale twist on the house’s southern dishes in its new restaurant Restaurant and bar in the south of Fontaine at 906 E. Elmira St. The restaurant officially opened on June 14 with a menu featuring country hams, chicken fried steak, drizzled milkshakes, and chicken fried steak.

Popular sushi place Yummi Japanese Restaurant is restarting. Owner Deukbok Cha has sold the restaurant to his brother, Deuk Cha, who will usher in a few changes like a new happy hour and live music nights. To celebrate the passing of the torch, Yummi will be offering an all-you-can-eat sushi menu on the weekend of June 28-30.

June 13, Maverick Texas Brewery got a great vote of confidence from the oenophile bible Passionate about wine. The Southtown Restaurant was the only restaurant in San Antonio to make the magazine’s annual list of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants. The rest of Texas scored seven more spots on the list. Dallas and Houston each earned three spots, while Fredericksburg’s Cabernet Grill rounded out the list.

Central Market was named one of America’s Cleanest Grocery Stores by a nonprofit watchdog consumer reports. The rankings were selected from a survey of over 75,000 members of the organization. Of the 96 grocers evaluated, only six achieved top marks in the white glove test. California-based Trader Joe’s, also operating in San Antonio, was the only national chain on the list.

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