Heartwarming coffee pops up on the South Side, along with more food news

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

Southton Road will host 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 representative for the restaurant said the team will open by the first week of August.

Tim Rattray, owner of the famous Alamo City restaurant The attic ‘Cue & Brew, puts a high-end touch to the cuisine of the south of the house in its new restaurant Dinner and bar at the south of the Fontaine at 906 E. Elmira St. The restaurant officially debuted on June 14 with a menu of country hams, chicken fried steak, alcoholic milkshakes and chicken fried steak.

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

June 13, Maverick Texas Brewery obtained a big vote of confidence from the wine-loving bible Wine lover. Southtown Restaurant was the only restaurant in San Antonio on the magazine’s annual list of America’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants. The rest of Texas marked seven more locations on the list. Dallas and Houston each secured three spots, while the Fredericksburg Cabernet Grill topped the list.

Central Market Named one of America’s Cleanest Grocery Stores by a nonprofit watchdog Consumer reports. The rankings were taken from a survey of more than 75,000 members of the organization. Of the 96 grocers assessed, only six achieved the highest scores on the white glove test. California-based Trader Joe’s, also based in San Antonio, was the only national chain on the list.

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