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Mike Sutter

S.A. Express-News

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

San Antonio chef will battle the baskets on Food Network’s 'Chopped'

The March 14 TV appearance by Braunda Smith of Lucy Cooper’s Ice House comes just weeks... → Read More

10 fish tacos for Lent in San Antonio

These taquerías and restaurants are solid choices for Fish Friday — and every other day. → Read More

Mike Sutter review: Fig Tree’s long way back on the River Walk

The resurrection of a half-century San Antonio restaurant name comes with rewards and regrets. → Read More

Restaurants with a past, present & future on NW Military Highway

Clementine, Sushihana, Los Azulejos, Dim Sum and Bilia make their mark as FM 1535 stretches through Castle Hills in San Antonio. → Read More

Mike Sutter: The 10 best (and worst) Voodoo Doughnuts

I ate every doughnut at the new Voodoo Doughnut in the old Playland Pizza in downtown San Antonio. Do they live up to the hype? → Read More

Mike Sutter’s 10 best (and worst) things I ate in San Antonio in January

From caviar and lamb chops to enchiladas and po’boys, the ups and downs of a month in the life of a restaurant critic. → Read More

Restaurants off West Avenue offer eclectic tastes that span the city

Northwest San Antonio street blends the city’s best taco stand, an old-school burger drive-thru, a Chinese cafe, a sushi master named Goro and legacy barbecue. → Read More

Mike Sutter’s Top 10 country cafes from San Antonio to the Hill Country

The best chicken-fried steak, plate-size pancakes and Texas-size stories from Hill Country Cupboard, Richter's Antler Cafe, Mama's Cafe, Granny D's, 1838 Grill, Hill Top Cafe, Buttermilk Cafe, Hungry Horse, Bobbie's Cafe and Grumpy's Mexican Cafe. → Read More

Mike Sutter review: Ladino’s Mediterranean magic at the Pearl

The new San Antonio project from Austin’s Emmer & Rye traces the language, the journey and the food of Sephardic Jews through the Middle East with strong results. → Read More

Eat the Street: Nightmare on North St. Mary’s Street

A new series exploring the streets that feed San Antonio’s restaurant scene begins with the St. Mary’s Strip construction fiasco and 5 businesses determined to see it through. → Read More

The Top 10 sandwiches in San Antonio

Our 52 Weeks of Sandwiches series wraps up with the best things since sliced bread, from lobster rolls to Reubens to a very Serious Sandwich indeed. → Read More

These are the San Antonio restaurants that opened and closed in 2022

From a flurry of restaurant openings at the Pearl to the closing of the soul-food staple Mr. & Mrs. G’s, it was a year of churn for the San Antonio scene. → Read More

The top ten taco places in San Antonio in 2022

San Antonio’s best taquerías give tacos the respect they deserve no matter the style -- from breakfast and street tacos to birria, puffy and guisada. → Read More

Mike Sutter’s Top 10 San Antonio restaurants in 2022

Steak, sushi, seafood, Italian, Mexican, French, Japanese and inventive American restaurants all find a place at the table this year. → Read More

52 Weeks of Sandwiches: PB&J with Tay worth a drive in Olmos Park

Nostalgia tastes good on Texas toast at this homage to our favorite childhood sandwich. → Read More

The 5 worst things Mike Sutter ate in San Antonio in 2022

From rainbow sliders at the River Walk disaster Sugar Factory to the tragedy on a stick that is Bovino’s Churrascaria, not everything’s good in the neighborhood. → Read More

Mike Sutter’s 25 best dishes in San Antonio in 2022

The Top 25 things I ate this year included tacos, doughnuts, fried chicken, sandwiches and more from a year of Top 10 lists in San Antonio, with side trips to Boerne and New Braunfels. → Read More

Mike Sutter review: Restaurant Claudine fits the unruly South in a boutique Government Hill package

France, Louisiana and the South form an alliance for the newest project from the owners of Little Em's Oyster Bar and Up Scale in San Antonio. → Read More

Lobster rolls worth a drive at Masshole food truck

Last year’s No. 1 San Antonio food truck stays strong with sweet challah bread and sweeter lobster. → Read More

Mike Sutter's Top 5 fried chicken chains in San Antonio

Church's and Popeyes make the list of best bone-in fried chicken from the big guys, but the top 3 will surprise you. → Read More