Soul Food with a Twist, Shiner Beer and Midwestern BBQ


This week on Texas Eats, David Elder pays a visit to Mr. A Ok’s Kitchen, a soul food restaurant on San Antonio’s East Side that offers classic dishes with creative twists.

He chats with co-owner Cindy Kirk about how her Korean heritage influenced the recipes of her husband, Chef Steven.

Next, David takes us to the West Side of San Antonio and tastes birria tacos and giant tortas at Tacos and Chelas Mexican Kitchen.

After that, David takes us to Southtown San Antonio for chic cocktails and Texas-inspired fare at Bar Loretta. He talks with owner Robert Herr about his trip back to Texas and how Texas inspired his recipes.

Next, the Texas Top-50 BBQ is cut up and eaten at Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin. Owner Miguel Vidal tells us how his Hispanic heritage inspired his Tex-Mex barbecue.

Afterwards, it’s more BBQ! This time with a Mid-West twist at Purple Pig BBQ in Schertz. David chats with owner, Demetric Herron, about what makes Mid-West BBQ unique.

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Next, David heads to the River Walk in downtown San Antonio to pair Shiner beers with tasty bar bites at Little Rhein Prost Haus.

Finally, David wraps up with all-day brunch and cocktails at Full Belly Cafe + Bar.

Featured restaurants this week:

Mr. A Ok’s Kitchen – 5532 Walzem Rd, San Antonio, TX 78218
Delicious food at Mr. A Ok’s Kitchen. (KSAT)
Mexican Food Tacos and Chelas – 9902 Potranco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78251
Tacos Birria at Tacos and Chelas Mexican Kitchen. (KSAT)
Bar Loretta – 320 Beauregard Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
Burger at Bar Loretta. (KSAT)
Valentina’s Tex-Mex Grill – 11500 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748
Tasty BBQ at Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ. (KSAT)
The Purple Pig BBQ – 537 Main St, Schertz, TX 78154
Barbecue at the Purple Pig BBQ in Schertz. (KSAT)
Little Rhein Prost Haus – 231 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Good meal at Little Rhein Prost Haus. (KSAT)
Full Belly Cafe + Bar – 427 N Loop 1604 W Suite 202, San Antonio, TX 78232
Brunch at Full Belly Café + Bar. (KSAT)

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