Editor's note: Welcome to our weekly overview of San Antonio's most interesting stories. Every weekend we share five pieces that have captured the attention of Alamo City over the last seven days.
1. H-E-B builds a huge new store and barbecue restaurant in Kerrville's hometown. H-E-B is one of San Antonio's largest companies, but technically Kerrville is the hometown of the grocer. H-E-B is honoring its roots in Hill Country with a huge new store and outpost of its famous True Texas BBQ, named one of the best barbecue restaurants in the state by Texas Monthly.
2. Here are the 5 best things to do in San Antonio this weekend. San Antonio buzzes with events throughout the weekend and we took the scoop on all the things to put your list of things to do. From Luminaria to a collaborative pop-up dinner not to be missed, here are some ideas on how to make it the best weekend ever.
3. Anthony Bourdain's new Braunfels auction of personal belongings shatters the million dollars. When a New Braunfels auction house announced that it would host an auction of personal belongings from Anthony Bourdain, he estimated that the sale would bring $ 200,000 to $ 400,000. Instead, it raised $ 1.8 million, some of which will go to the scholarship fund of the Culinary Institute of America.
4. The award-winning Pearl BBQ restaurant goes up in smoke after 7 years. It was a difficult week for the Pearl. First, chef Jason Dady announced that he would transfer Shuck Shack from the Pearl to North Central San Antonio in 2020. Then, on November 4, the Granary announced that he too is greeting the Pearl after seven years.
5. The New Olmos Park restaurant is the evolution of high-level Mexican cuisine. While San Antonio restaurants continue to distort casual, chef Arturo Fernández is countering the trend with his new Olmos Park restaurant. The Evolution restaurant debuted November 8th with a set menu of 10 courses. The concept honors both traditional Mexican cuisine is the art of enjoying a long meal.