San Antonio restaurants that opened and closed in May

While some restaurants in San Antonio are closing for good before another summer, others are welcoming first-time guests. Here’s a look at what opened and closed in May, plus other bite-sized restaurant news.

Chef Jason Dady has closed his Alamo BBQ Co. on East Grayson Street near the Pearl after his last service on Memorial Day.

California pizza cuisine closed its location at the Alamo Quarry Market.

Bandit BBQ said in a statement on social media: “We have fought very hard to get out of the coming pandemic, but it’s just too big a mountain to climb.”

What opened:

Mengerita Tacos is the new dining option at Hotel Menger.

A new destination for Spanish tapas and wine, Hello ! open in Southtown

Whereas El Honky Tonk is rooted in classic country music, the spot will stand out from other country bars by celebrating Mexican American roots.

Technical port provisionsSouthwest San Antonio’s first food hall is open and ready to serve an assortment of local restaurants to the public.

A new bar called almost dark in Lavaca, near Southtown, is here to let your latent Gen-X Gothic flags fly.

A whimsical new café and chocolate factory, Mozna Chocolate & Coffee now open on Broadway near downtown Brooklyn.

Other restaurant news:

Owners of popular restaurants Little Em’s Oyster Bar and Up Scale plan to open a casual seafood cafe and fish counter called Go to the fish market this autumn.

One of the best pizzerias in San Antonio, Playlandis expected to close permanently this month.

Joshua B. Speller