Paul Stephen, S.A. Express-News

Paul Stephen

S.A. Express-News

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Paul:

Lavaca area becomes S.A. hot spot with new bars, pizza pop-up

In less than a year, a vibrant and diverse new drinking district has emerged on a once-fallow block of South Presa Street . → Read More

Austin's Kerbey Lane opens first San Antonio location

Now open at the Rim Crossing is a restaurant known for its pancakes and queso is serving food and nonalcoholic drinks for half-price for a limited time. → Read More

7 unique food items you can only get from Kroger in San Antonio

Kroger recently rolled into town with a delivery service, and the grocer's house brands include some tasty surprises. → Read More

Not just for food prep, 6 restaurants for a meal in a molcajete

Molcajetes are big and showy, and they serve enough food to feed at least two in several San Antonio restaurants. → Read More

5 great San Antonio Mexican restaurants for birria ramen

The birria craze has been going strong for two years in S.A., and birria ramen is the beyond-trendy evolution of this hearty Mexican stew. → Read More

Why is it so hard to find NYC-style pizza by the slice in S.A.?

Blame sprawl. You need lots of pedestrians walking to work, to lunch, and to after-hours fun. And that's rare even downtown. → Read More

The best San Antonio panaderías for conchas, empanadas, doughnuts

Paul Stephen visited more than 30 panaderías and sampled more than 200 pastries over the last four months to find S.A.'s best. → Read More

Coffee drive-thru, Human Bean, coming to San Antonio

The news store could open before the end of July, and the store is hiring staff now. → Read More

7 San Antonio spots for great pie

Nothing’s more American than pie, and these places serve great ones, from Key lime to mile-high chocolate meringue. → Read More

7 San Antonio shops selling great raspas, for those who love snow cones and all things shaved ice

There’s no better way to beat the heat in San Antonio than with an ice-cold raspa, and... → Read More

Favorite San Antonio summer treat thanks to a guy from Dallas

Dallas entrepreneur King Sammie started selling snow cones at the State Fair of Texas in 1919. He later developed the world’s first powered ice shaving machine. → Read More

Can’t find Sriracha? There’s a shortage

Two years of drought in Mexico means no Sriracha in the U.S., and S.A.’s Asian eateries are feeling the pinch. → Read More

Downtown Seguin enlivened by new bookstore/cafe/wine bar

Pecantown Books and Brews is drawing patrons from Austin and S.A. for charcuterie, a glass of wine and a good book. → Read More

S.A. chef Steve McHugh falls short of winning James Beard Award

McHugh earned finalist honors in the Best Chef: Southwest category every year from 2016 to 2019 and in the Best Chef: Texas category in 2020. → Read More

Were to find peach orchards, markets in the Texas Hill Country

If you’ve got a serious peach craving and feel like a scenic road trip, here’s a guide to 10 great spots to find peaches in the Hill Country. → Read More

Hill Country peach crop this year for 2022

A warm winter and ongoing drought mean there are smaller and fewer Texas Hill Country peaches, but they’re also sweeter. → Read More

The 6 best panaderías on San Antonio’s East Side

We wrap up our monthly series exploring the panaderías of San Antonio with a trip to the East Side. → Read More

Texas road trip: The best restaurant stops all around the state

Whatever part of Texas you’re driving through, these are the eateries worth a stop. Because the journey is as important as the destination. → Read More

San Antonio pizza joint Playland closing in June

Downtown San Antonio pizza joint Playland is closing on June 30. → Read More

The best snacks and made-to-order food to eat at Buc-ee’s

Buc-ee’s sells hundreds of prepared, made-to-order and packaged food items. We tried ’em all and now rank the best. → Read More