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Corn festival returns to San Antonio, and other food news

The 4th annual Roasted Corn festival will return to town on Saturday, March 23.

The 4th annual Roasted Corn festival will return to town on Saturday, March 23.

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San Antonio Food News is MySA’s quick catch-up on all things food-related happening in San Antonio. Here’s where we dive into anything from new menu items to restaurant openings to the newest pop-ups across the city. Have tasty news to share? Email food reporters Katherine Stinson or Polly Anna Rocha at kat.stinson@mysa.com and polly.rocha@mysa.com. 

A new year calls for no old news, so let’s start things off right in 2024 with a free elote festival. The 4th annual Roasted Corn festival will return to town on Saturday, March 23. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., guests can enjoy corn from a vast array of elote vendors, as well as live entertainment and much more. Attendees will also get the chance to vote on their favorite elote — the vendor with the most votes will win the title of “Best Elote 2024.” 

Admission is free — parking costs $5. 

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Find it: 7701 FM 1346, San Antonio, TX 78220

So what else is happening in town this week anyway now that we’re all back in the office? How about a new spot to grab lunch. 

Aldo's has a new lunch menu — on one day only. 

Aldo’s has a new lunch menu — on one day only. 

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Aldo’s adds lunch menu to their roster 

OK, slight catch here — the lunch menu at Aldo’s will only be available on Fridays. Now that we’ve mentioned that, let’s talk the lunch menu! If you’re looking to feel fancy on your lunch break during work, treat yourself to Aldo’s braised hind lamb shank for $19. 

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However, if you’re dedicated to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, give the $23 salmon salad a go. Aldo’s also has several pizza, pastas, and hearty chicken and pork entrees on their menu.

Not feeling any of the aforementioned items? Try the $17 cheeseburger, consisting of a house ground beef patty, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, arugula, and tomato on a house-made bun. 

Find it: 22211 I-10 West, #1101, San Antonio, TX, 78256

Ay Que Chula has El Camino and Besame's signature purple lighting scheme. 

Ay Que Chula has El Camino and Besame’s signature purple lighting scheme. 

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Ay Que Chula adds brunch menu, hosts grand opening

Not content with simply hosting their official grand opening on January 11, Ay Que Chula is also set to add a brunch menu around the same time, according to owner Ricky Ortiz. The third sister bar to El Camino and Besame is already making waves on North Main Avenue amid its soft opening stage.

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Find it: 1503 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212

Reusable cups at Starbucks. Yay or nay? 

Reusable cups at Starbucks. Yay or nay? 

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Starbucks goes green

And we’re not referring to the famous logo. The worldwide coffee chain has implemented a new rule — guests are allowed to bring their own reusable cups for their coffee orders. 

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Importantly, the cups must be cleaned before handing them over to the baristas. Starbucks employees will not rinse out cups for customers for the sake of hygiene (and we all breathed a sigh of relief). 

Stixs & Stone hosting second annual Third Coast Cocktail Summit dinner

Tickets go onsale this Wednesday, January 3, for the second annual Stixs & Stone dinner for the Third Coast Cocktail summit. The summit itself takes place from Tuesday, January 9, to Saturday, January 13. The Stixs & Stone seven-course meal will take place on Thursday, January 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Menu details are still being held tightly under wraps, but tickets for any Stixs & Stone dinner always sell like hotcakes. 

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Find it: 5718 B Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78238

210 Missed Connections

We loved Paladar, a new Mexican-Cuban fusion restaurant in front of the Witte Museum parking garage. 

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Is Costco really getting rid of churros? We investigate. 

Deco Pizzeria is under new management. The new team is also adding new items to the menu. 


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