Chuck Blount, S.A. Express-News

Chuck Blount

S.A. Express-News

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Chuck:

Benjie’s Munch has one of S.A.'s best spicy fried chicken sammies

This fun sandwich shop with year-round chicken on a stick also has some of the best... → Read More

5 San Antonio bars to get great smoked cocktails

A good cocktail is one of the finer things in life, when it comes with extra showmanship... → Read More

Smoked cocktails are rare on San Antonio bar menus, but they are worth seeking out

The bars that do make them say they’re top sellers, and it just takes one person to... → Read More

New coffeehouse and chocolate shop opens in downtown San Antonio

The new coffeehouse is serious about its housemade single-source dark chocolate bars. → Read More

Ground beef and everything you need to know

What’s the best ground beef for Taco Tuesday or Spaghetti Sunday? Chuck Blount has all the details from grass-fed to sirloin. → Read More

BOSS Bagels just what doctor ordered for hunger, hangover

All of the bagels are hand-rolled and cooked in a wood-fired oven and then served straight out of the storage bins, steamed or toasted for added crunch. → Read More

Bandit BBQ closing after two-year run near Southtown

It seems the disruptive pandemic cocktail of rising meat and supply prices have claimed another small Texas barbecue restaurant. → Read More

Pizza stall coming to Pearl’s food hall in June

The new stall takes over the Fletcher’s Hamburgers space and will offer pizza by the slice, whole pies, subs and ice cream. → Read More

San Antonio bakery cafe serves panini sandwiches, muffalettas

Hearthstone Bakery Cafe is a patio oasis with a massive sandwich menu. → Read More

New vegan bakery open on near East Side in Hackberry Market

Cake Thieves Bakery & Eatery offers vegan takes on kolaches, doughnuts, croissants and more plus espresso drinks. → Read More

Chuck Blount test: Does resting meat really make a difference?

Chuck’s Food Shack did a side-by-side test of rested vs. unrested rib-eye steak,... → Read More

How to cook great seafood like fish, shrimp, lobster and mussels on the grill or in the smoker every time

Heat is heat, so if you can cook fish in the kitchen, you can cook it in the outdoors... → Read More

5 great San Antonio barbecue restaurants for great potato salad

If you’re eating barbecue in Texas, chances are you’re having potato salad on the... → Read More

The difference between good barbecue and OK BBQ could be the potato salad. Really. San Antonio BBQ chefs weigh in

In the world of barbecue restaurants, the difference between good and OK could come down... → Read More

San Antonio restaurant Chicago Bagel & Deli has large lineup sandwiches, with lox and cream cheese the star

This longtime S.A. shop serves more than 20 sandwiches on great housemade bagels or... → Read More

San Antonio’s W.D. Deli, an LGBTQ-friendly restaurant on Broadway, has been sold and now has new ownership

Former owners Wayne Beers and Michael Bobo are looking forward to enjoying... → Read More

Chuck Blount: The best way to get crispy chicken skin in the oven or smoker or on the grill

Chuck Blount’s tips for the best methods for each to get that most satisfying of bites:... → Read More

Sandwiches at San Antonio institution Nadler’s Bakery and Delicatessen set apart by great housemade bread

This San Antonio institution has 17 specialty sammies on its menu, and they’re a solid... → Read More

Jacala, one of San Antonio’s oldest restaurants, went up in flames early Thursday morning and residents mourned

San Antonians are mourning the loss of this W. Side Tex-Mex institution. Fire officials... → Read More

Fletcher’s Hamburgers at San Antonio’s Pearl Bottling Department food hall will close in March

The food stall devoted to tricked-out burgers might reopen in a new spot, a social media... → Read More