Top 10 New Restaurants of 2013
It’s been an exciting year for food: Italian, Asian, New American, French restaurants have all graced our fair city. Whether the food added a bit of something new (Kimura’s ramen, Tuk Tuk’s Asian street fare meets brewpub concept) or more of the classics (Fratello’s) or provided a twist on the norm (Beat Street, Barbaro), the food scene in SA continues to grow in more ways than just our stellar Tex-Mex. Let’s hope for scrumptious offerings in 2014.
303 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 369-9664
And then the P.E.I. mussels with chorizo arrived. Cue the veiled dancing girls, the platters of dates dripping with honey. Though the mussels were tiny where voluptuous might have been welcome, the dish was a mind-blower. Ask for extra grilled bread when ordering, as the orange habanero broth is exquisite and begs to be sopped. A large, bendy straw wouldn’t even be out of order if you use it discreetly. “I’ve had orders for the sauce alone,” says Perez.