Spring has Sprung

Spring 2016

What’s Cookin’

Featured Events

  • Thu May 5

    First Thursdays at Pearl!

    Cinco De Mayo

    Live music by The Indigenauts. Shops open until 7pm. For more info, click here.

  • Sat May 14

    Food Enthusiast Saturdays at CIA

    "CIA Favorites"

    Sample some of the CIA’s all-time favorite recipes in this class, which features dishes straight from the pages of The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook. Click here for more info.

  • Sat May 21

    Food Enthusiast Saturdays at CIA

    "Glorious Grilling"

    It’s time to master the grill! Come learn the tips and tricks that professionals use to grill steaks, chops, seafood, vegetables, and even fruits.. Click here for more info.

  • Sat May 21

    Food Enthusiast Saturdays at CIA

    "South of the Border: Mexican Favorites"

    In this class, you will explore the authentic cooking techniques and regional flavor profiles of our neighbor to the south. Click here for more info.

  • Sat May 21

    Food Enthusiast Saturdays at CIA

    "Spring: Salads and Sandwiches"

    Make the most of spring’s bounty in a delicious demonstration of classic and contemporary salads and sandwiches. Click here for more info.

On the Regular


The recently renovated historic Pearl Brewery district and de facto food hub [...] is also home to about a dozen other places you should probably try.
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A Letter from the Editor

The Grand Plan

The original idea behind the development of Pearl was to create a true neighborhood that is a culinary and cultural gathering place. In the last two years we have opened seven new restaurants, eight new retail locations and have completed 300-plus residential units at the Can Plant Apartments, which are now 100 percent occupied. Because Pearl is a living, breathing neighborhood, it offers both locals and visitors truly distinct San Antonio culture—from our twice weekly farmers market to our 15 chef-driven restaurants and our vibrant, all-local retail community, there is nothing else like it. Located along the Museum Reach, Pearl is a great jumping-off point for seeing the public art along River Walk, jogging or exploring the many museums and parks along the river.

Looking Forward

In November, we opened the doors to the Hotel Emma, a culinary-focused history-rich boutique hotel, located in the original Pearl brewhouse. The historic structure also houses Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery which serves Chef Jeff Balfour's modern take on Texas' cross-cultural cuisine that opened in April. The on-premise brewery offers a rotating array of original recipe, craft batch beers from Brewmeister, Les Locke.

As the new year unwinds, we hope you’ll stay in touch with us as we get ready to announce some exciting events and special programming for Spring. Sign up for our newsletter and follow-us on social media to stay current.

See you on the lawn!


Elizabeth Fauerso
Chief Marketing Officer
Pearl Brewery