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  • pinitbutton Beat the Heat During San Antonio Restaurant Week
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Biga on the Banks in San Antonio, TX

by Jeff Hoyt

Temperatures are up in San Antonio this week, but prices at restaurants are way down. Beat the 100-degree heat by keeping your stove off and dining out. This is Culinaria Restaurant Week in San Antonio, which lasts until Saturday, August 28. Enjoy prix-fixe lunches at just $15 and dinners at $35 at top local area restaurants including Biga on the Banks, The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills, and Bin 555. You can find the complete list of participating San Antonio restaurants and the restaurant’s menus here.

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Chef John Besh of Restaurant August in New Orleans

by Becky Sauer


Chef John Besh is known for his New Orleans establishments: Restaurant August has previously been named one of our top 40 restaurants in the country; The Besh Steakhouse at Harrah’s is one of the Top 10 Steakhouses in New Orleans; La Provence is one of the most romantic restaurants around; and he also serves up fine food at Lüke, Domenica, and The American Sector.


But now the James Beard award winner wants to cook deep in the heart of Texas. The new Embassy Suites San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk Hotel will feature a restaurant from the former “Iron Chef” competitor when the hotel opens in August.


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