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San Antonio’s First Food Hall Is Now Open in the Pearl District

From healthy smoothies to colorful donuts

Donuts from Maybelle’s
Donuts from Maybelle’s
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Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

San Antonio’s first food hall, The Bottling Department, opened today with five new restaurants. Part of the revitalized 22-acre Pearl Brewery, the dining establishments will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. The five new tenants include:

  • Bud’s Southern Rotisserie, from Cookhouse and NOLA Brunch & Beignets’ Pieter and Susan Sypesteyn. The menu continues the chefs love affair with Louisiana Southern comfort food, featuring rotisserie chicken, porchetta, and traditional sides.
  • Fletcher’s, which serves a specialty short rib, chuck, and brisket blend burger on brioche buns sourced from Tribeca Ovens in New Jersey. The restaurant will also serve a chicken sandwich, hot dogs, and grilled cheese for kids.
  • Tenko, a ramen spot from former Hot Joy chef Quealy Watson, will offer a challenge to spice lovers: anyone can add the optional “mouth-numbing battery acid chili.” Its pop-ups attracted major crowds.
  • Maybelle’s, an offshoot of the popular bakeshop Bakery Lorraine, will have an abbreviated menu of sweets: donuts, fried pies, coffee, and soft serve ice cream.
  • The Good Kind, a healthy cafe from chef Tim McDiarmid, a.k.a. Tim the Girl, with grab-and-go or dine-in options that cater to a variety of diet options (think: panini, avocado toasts, and gluten-free macaroni and cheese).

The Bottling Department is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekdays, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. To kick off the grand opening, the space will host a concert from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, July 24.

Other dining essentials in the Pearl space include Steve McHugh's meat-focused Cured, barbecue and Southern spot The Granary; a year-round farmer’s market; The Culinary Institute of America; Il Sogno Osteria from James Beard award-nominated chef Andrew Weissman; Austin transplant Lick Ice Creams; Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery, and buzzy watering hole High Street Wine Co.

Austin is scheduled to get a food hall in November, with the opening of Fareground in downtown. Expected vendors include Emmer & Rye’s new offshoot and ice cream cart, Dai Due’s taqueria, sushi from Kome, Contigo, Easy Tiger, and Antonelli's Cheese Shop.

The Bottling Department Food Hall

312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78215 Visit Website