November 29, 2018

Good Eats: Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery, San Antonio, Texas


Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery  136 E Grayson St., in The Pearl, (210) 455-5701.  This dramatic restaurant and brewery operates inside the landmark 1894 building that was originally Pearl’s Brewhouse.  Chicago architect August Maritzen designed more than 80 breweries--this one in the Second Empire style--think high ceilings and plenty of brick.  Beer flights and small bites dominate a seasonal menu featuring delicious southern fare that includes deviled-ham eggs and jalapeno-cheddar grits.  Brunch is a popular time to relax with a spicy Michelada beer cocktail, a fresh orange juice mimosa, or a house-made brew.  A popular food choice then is shrimp boil, consisting of Galveston bay shrimp and corn rounds.  An eggs Benedict variation features braised country ham atop jalapeno corn bread with a Cajun cream Hollandaise.  Kids are catered to with a special menu that includes a white-cheddar grilled cheese, fish sticks, and more.  It is presented on a cooking tray with a soft ball of dough for them to twist into a pretzel.  They love it, and it keeps them quite busy while they wait for food to appear.  When they are finished twisting, their creation can be sweetened with a sprinkling of cinnamon-sugar and baked into real pretzel.  My delighted granddaughter ate most of hers for dessert and took the rest home.

drawing of the original Pearl's Brewhouse, now Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery, in San Antoniio, Texas
drawing of the original Pearl's Brewhouse, now Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery, in San Antoniio, Texas


bar at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas
bar at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas


Michelada beer cocktail at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas
Michelada beer cocktail at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas


shrimp boil at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas
shrimp boil at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas


jalapeno-cornbread Benedict at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas
jalapeno-cornbread Benedict at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas


red snapper with salsa verde at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas
red snapper with salsa verde at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas


kid's menu and pretzel dough at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas
kid's menu and pretzel dough at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas




little girl plays with pretzel dough at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas
little girl plays with pretzel dough at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas


little girl eats baked pretzel she made at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas
little girl eats baked pretzel she made at Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antoniio, Texas


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