The Luxury is Luxuriously Good

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The Luxury has been one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings in recent memory. Not only because of the uniqueness of it being built out of cargo containers, but also due to the fact that it is located right across from the San Antonio Museum of Art and brand new apartment housing. We are finally starting to get a glimpse of what true urban living is all about in our city. It combines my favorite part of the Riverwalk, spectacular food, beautiful views and the laid back atmosphere of San Antonio.

Andrew Weissman is the creative force behind this new restaurant as well as Il Sogno, the Sandbar and Big’z. I have been lucky enough to dine in all of his restaurants and consider myself a huge fan of his food. He is a native of San Antonio and he “gets us!” There are already people lining up to dine in this unique setting and sample some spectacular food at reasonable prices!

My sister was in town this past weekend attending the International Reading Conference. We decided that she needed to have the experience of dining out in this new restaurant. It would be our first time too. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining.

To be honest, we didn’t look at the menu very long because my sister had to get back to the conference so she wouldn’t miss one of her favorite presenters. I have total trust in the chef and spotted him in the kitchen, although I am pretty sure he has absolutely no idea who I am!  I ordered a variety food so we could all taste different items. I knew our taste buds were in for whole new experiences!

It is located right across from the San Antonio Museum of Art and nestled among the shade trees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bike rack is evidence that it is for locals as well as the tourists that use the B Cycle system.

If you haven’t strolled around the Museum Reach area, this is your perfect opportunity.

You can see the parking garage and part of the newly opened apartments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is a view of the Riverwalk. We saw an occasional barge go by with tourists.

 

There is a water bowl for your dog in case you want to bring them along.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who can argue with these views?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No one was in a hurry to go anywhere.

Here is a couple enjoying bocce ball. If you’ve never heard of the game, you can “google” it for details.

I am too busy relaxing to explain it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I guess I should get around to the food experience.

Here is the view from the sidewalk on the Riverwalk.

You can see the bocce ball area to the left behind the bar cargo container!

 

 

 

 

 

It has a rather large selection of beer and wine to be housed in a cargo container.

Can you even believe that sentence?

Although, there was a place in my hometown that served frozen concoctions of the alcoholic kind out of a cargo container.

They even had a drive through lane, but those are stories for a different day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The menu for the day is posted on a chalk board.

I ordered for our group and relied on the suggestions of the staff.

Sometimes, you just have to take a leap of faith!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They did well.

I don’t know that I would have ever ordered this sandwich.

It has black beans, plantains, egg and ham among other items.

Oh my word, was it good.

I would be happy with just the bread it was served on but to have so many different flavors come together like this; it was rapturous!

 

 

The fries are not to be missed.

They are perfectly crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

How can fries be so  sinfully good?

 

 

 

 

Everything we tried was full of flavor.

Our daughter loved the salad with kale, cranberries and sunflowers.

 

 

 

 

 

And dare we order something else healthy!

It was a chopped salad  with all kinds of fresh vegetables and seasoned with olive oil and fresh herbs.

 

 

 

 

 

The pulled pork sandwich was served on the same perfect roll.

The caramelized onions added so much flavor.

It was hard to choose a favorite dish.

But does it really matter?

 

 

 

After all, this is the perfect place to relax, hang out with your friends and try something else new and creative that comes out of that blue cargo container!  The Luxury is a must stop place whether you have family in town or not and parking is easy and it’s free!

Stay Sassy Y’all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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