The Pig Pen is back

The Pig Pen is open once more

Chris Conger’s neighborhood bar Pig Pen is back. It’s been more than a year since the family-friendly Broadway bar and restaurant welcomed guests, and Conger took to Facebook on Monday to say they missed everyone and were officially back. The same nachos, grilled cheese, bloody marys and beers are on the menu. The restaurant was also a favorite for Sunday brunch and Conger says brunch will return this weekend.

The San Antonio Spurs have their own cafe

Spurs and Estate Coffee Co. announced this week that they have teamed up to create a specialty Por Vida Roast that fans can make at home. The Mexican Small Batch Roast is available online or at Estate, 1320 E. Houston St. The Spurs will also be offering tastes of the beer during tonight’s home game against the Chicago Bulls. Stop by the Fan Shop for a sample. The beans for the Spurs roast came from the buffer zone of the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in Mexico.

2M Smokehouse expands to El Camino

James Beard Award-nominated barbecue restaurant 2M Smokehouse will add a food trailer in the coming weeks, owner Esaul Ramos Jr. has confirmed on social media. The trailer will open at El Camino Food Truck Park on Avenue B near River Walk. The trailer will serve a limited barbecue menu during the evenings. The restaurant on the southeast side has been open since 2016 and is known for its near-perfect brisket, impeccable house sausage, and exceptional accompaniments, like Mexican street corn.

Peruvian restaurant opens in Southtown

Leche de Tigre, a Peruvian restaurant that will serve ceviche, mariscos and other dishes, is preparing to open in the former Tutti’s: A Place for Foodies on East Cevallos Street. The restaurant will also specialize in pisco, a grape brandy from Peru. Guests can enjoy it as part of a classic lime pisco or in other concoctions, including a Chicha, which will include purple corn syrup, egg white, bitters and lime.

Bubby’s Jewish Soul Food celebrates a year with a revamp

The Jewish grocery store in Castle Hills announced this week that it will be closing until November 14 to make some interior improvements and expand its menu. When they reopen in November, just in time for their first anniversary, Bubby’s will have more hours, more food choices and more staff to serve customers, its owners wrote on their website. While Bubby’s is closed, owners have encouraged regulars to visit their friends at The Hayden, Max & Louie’s or Chicago Bagel & Deli.

Bakery Lorraine opens in Boerne on November 1

Bakery Lorraine will open its sixth outpost in Boerne on Tuesday, November 1. The bakery owned by chefs Anne Ng, Jeremy Mandrell and operator Charlie Biedenharn already has locations at Pearl, The Rim, Medical Center, DoSeum and The Estate in Austin. This new bakery will open on Oak Park Drive, just off Main Street in Boerne. The bakery is known for its Parisian macaroons and pastries as well as its breakfast and lunch menu that includes items like quiche Lorraine and salmon on an all-croissant.

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