The chef-owner of Jerk Shack and Mi Roti balances growing her business and her family

San Antonio Current

The Alamo City’s post-pandemic culinary landscape may be in constant flux, but this much is certain: Caribbean food has arrived in San Antonio, and it’s not going anywhere.

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— Nina Rangel

San Antonio Caribbean Restaurant the Jerk Shack Reopens in a Much Larger Space

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Popular San Antonio Caribbean restaurant the Jerk Shack moved from its original location in the West Side, which closed its doors in September 2021, to its new home at 10234 State Highway 151 in the Far West Side as of January 14.

a plate of food with meat and macaroni and cheese.
— Anna Rocha

The San Antonio Taco Trail

Texas Mounthly

The River City is the cradle of Tex-Mex, and its tacos reflect that fact. First and foremost, there are the city’s breakfast tacos. Or as San Antonians call them, tacos. There are also puffy tacos—the taco’s full name is the San Antonio-style puffy taco. The minor league San Antonio Missions baseball team even has a puffy taco mascot. Tacos are everywhere, including delectable barbacoa tacos. So beloved is the dish that there is an annual Barbacoa & Big Red Festival.

three tacos on a plate with a side of salsa.
— Jose R. Ralat

The Jerk Shack opening second San Antonio location on the far West Side

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SAN ANTONIO - The Jerk Shack, which was named one of the best new restaurants in the U.S. this year, has announced a second location in San Antonio.

Meat on a plate with a side of ketchup and chili.
— Rebeca Salinas


San Antonio Current

There's no shortage of great pan dulce in San Antonio, but when it comes to classic and reimagined Mexican dessert specialties, readers clearly love La Panaderia. Inspired by their family's legacy of bringing freshly baked breads and pastries to the streets of Mexico City, brothers José and David Cáceres opened the bakery's flagship Alamo Heights location in 2014. San Antonians look to La Panaderia for traditional Mexican specialties including sweet conchas, fruit-filled empanadas, hearty tortas and the bakery's signature 'croncha'- a decadent cross between a doughnut and croissant that's sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Food & Drink Flayer

The Best New Restaurants In America, 2020

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Just before the world went sideways, Brett Martin wrapped up a journey that would be impossible today: visiting 23 cities and 93 restaurants, in search of the most exhilarating new places to eat. What he discovered was a glorious representation of the “anything goes” spirit of American dining prior to the crisis. When we can all gather again, these are the first places to book a table.

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The 16 Best New Restaurants in America

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LosLos Angeles is spoiled for taco choices - there’s the sublime carne asada at Sonoratown, the unrivaled crispy shrimp tacos at Mariscos Jalisco, really too many others to name — but around midnight on a chilly January Saturday in Koreatown, there was only one that I cared about: an adobada taco from Tacos 1986, a stand that had been open for all of two months.

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