“It has been a really exciting day for everybody at Mixtli,” the folks at the Mexican restaurant on McCullough Avenue posted Thursday on their Facebook page. “It is with great joy that we announce the opening of Mezcaleria Mixtli early 2015. It will have a heavy focus on mezcal, Mexican craft beer and mezcal cocktails, along with other Mexican spirits like sotol, charanda and tequila.
“Food will also play a big role as we will focus on some traditional botanas. All with the same impeccable attention to detail and respect to our Mexican heritage that has made Mixtli unique. It has been a fantastic year for us and can’t wait to see our new project in action. Stay tuned for more details!”
If all goes well, the city’s first mezcal bar will be up and running by the 2015 San Antonio Cocktail Conference.
Burger and fries, anyone?
A new Big Bob’s is on the way
Big Bob’s Burgers is opening its third location in a few weeks. It will be at 4553 N. Loop 1604 W. in the space that recently housed Old West Burgers.
The menu will be the same as the other two locations of Big Bob’s, owner Bob Riddle says. But the new place will have a full bar as well as a spruced-up playground for the kids.
Except the new Big Bob’s to be open by the beginning of December.
Nao celebrates Puerto Rico
Nao, 312 Pearl Parkway, shines a spotlight on the foods of Puerto Rico in its next culinary adventure, which runs Oct. 21 through Dec. 1.
Dishes include a Piñones sampler, Sorullitos, Chillo Frito, Beef Steak Enccebollado, and a Bacardi Añejo Braised Pineapple.
The regular menu is also available. For reservations, call 210-554-6484.
Pollo Tropical opens
Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana’s sister restaurant, has opened its first San Antonio location. It’s at 6819 N. Loop 1604 W. and is open 10:30 a.m. to midnight daily.
“We are really looking forward to bringing a taste of the islands to a new city, particularly our sister restaurant Taco Cabana’s hometown,” said Pollo Tropical COO Danny Meisenheimer. “Pollo Tropical offers a uniquely tropical twist on fresh, healthy, hand-prepared foods, giving families the convenience and variety of meal choices they can feel good about eating every day.”
Pollo Tropical’s menu has a Caribbean flavor, blending savory island spices, mixed herbs and citrus into rubs and marinades used on vegetables, pork, beef and, as the name implies, chicken dishes.
In addition to its signature bone-in chicken, Pollo Tropical offers boneless, skinless grilled chicken breasts, Mojo Roast Pork, Calypso Beef and Grilled Tropical Wings as well as sandwiches, salads, wraps, kids meals and family meals. Made-from-scratch sides include rice, beans, yuca with garlic sauce, sweet plantains and many more.
A new Taco Cabana has opened next door.
A second Pollo Tropical will open later this year at 838 Bitters Road.
For more information, visit www.pollotropical.com.
Mike’s in the Village changes hours
Mike’s in the Village, 2355-3 Bulverde Road in Bulverde, has changed its hours. The restaurant with a Cajun flair is now open Wednesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. while Sunday brings a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For information, call 830-438-2747.