The caramelized onions add a sweetness that doesn’t cloy.

Get to the window before the rich clam chowder is out and taste a classic example of what that soup should be.

210-601-2858, Readers: The Institute of Chili, Food Truck Park The Point Park & Eats A great food truck park is the sum of its parts: casual outdoor cafe, neighborhood playground, locals bar, music venue—and, at the Point, art gallery.

1934 Fredericksburg Road, 210-737-8101, elparaisoicecream Readers: Amy’s Ice Creams, Italian Tre Trattoria in Alamo Heights Go with a group, and it feels like you’re at a Tuscan farm table sharing platters and bowls of salumi, grilled vegetables, fresh pasta, house-crafted cheeses, richly satisfying meats and la dolce vita.

4003 Broadway, 210-805-0333, Readers: Paesanos, Mediterranean Moroccan Bites Chick peas, lentils, lamb, kabobs, baklava, couscous, olives, eggplant, mint tea—every dish is made with loving, experienced hands and presented in a way that deepens your appreciation of this ancient culture.

24188 Boerne Stage Road, 210-251-3380, Editors and Readers French Chez Vatel & Bistro Neither the daily chalkboard specials nor classic menu items ever disappoint, and service is as cheerful as a stroll down the Champs-Elysées.

The name has changed from Bistro Vatel, but Chef Damien Watel continues to shine in this San Antonio gem. Basse Road, 210-528-8727, Readers: The Luxury Gluten-free menu The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe You can have your sandwich and eat it too, even if you eschew gluten.

3306 Roland Ave., 210-333-9548, Readers: Rudy’s Original Country Store and Bar-B-Q, Breakfast Tacos La Gardenia This Government Hill neighborhood joint is jumping as freshly patted flour tortillas and hot-off-the-press corn tortillas enrapture artisans, executives and generations of families.

When you can get 3-for-

The name has changed from Bistro Vatel, but Chef Damien Watel continues to shine in this San Antonio gem. Basse Road, 210-528-8727, Readers: The Luxury Gluten-free menu The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe You can have your sandwich and eat it too, even if you eschew gluten.3306 Roland Ave., 210-333-9548, Readers: Rudy’s Original Country Store and Bar-B-Q, Breakfast Tacos La Gardenia This Government Hill neighborhood joint is jumping as freshly patted flour tortillas and hot-off-the-press corn tortillas enrapture artisans, executives and generations of families.When you can get 3-for-$1.99 breakfast tacos this good, it’s no wonder it’s packed every morning. Pine St., 210-467-5025; 5600 Walzem Road, 210-271-7178 Readers: Taco Taco Café, Breakfast/Brunch Tribeca If the sweet or savory question vexes you when it comes to Sunday brunch, Tribeca saves the day.It’s never pretentious, never snooty and you won’t get a bad meal. Olmos Drive, 210-828-3141, Readers (tie): Chez Vatel & Bistro; La Frite Belgian Bistro, French Fries Olive Frites Belgian frites, flavored aioli and creative sauces are Chris Thompson’s sole Sunday focus when he double fries hand-cut russets for devotees at The Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market. Nothing in this small bakery cafe has touched gluten or ever will. B, 210-826-7877, Readers: Green Vegeterian Cuisine, Healthy Dining The Clean Plate You won’t see big distribution trucks pulling up to unload here.The young entrepreneur experimented until he got the fries perfectly crispy and each of his aioli-based sauces just right. Dairy, soy, eggs, corn, nuts and preservatives are excluded from many items too. Chef Cat New sources as locally as possible and every bite of her dishes shimmers with freshness.Illustrations by Jeff Rogers; Photos: Courtesy Robin Jerstad/Bakery Lorraine; Two Bros.; By Josh Huskin (El Paraiso, Floore's); Jon Shapley (Stella, Nao drink, Boiler House, Lee Lee); Jenn Hair (Barbaro); Courtesy Natural Bridge Caverns; Courtesy Rainbow Gardens; Courtesy JW Marriott; Courtesy Mokara; By Terry Calonge (Strait); Jeff Huehn (UTSA) The dust has settled, and 166 winners stand victorious.

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The name has changed from Bistro Vatel, but Chef Damien Watel continues to shine in this San Antonio gem. Basse Road, 210-528-8727, Readers: The Luxury Gluten-free menu The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe You can have your sandwich and eat it too, even if you eschew gluten.

3306 Roland Ave., 210-333-9548, Readers: Rudy’s Original Country Store and Bar-B-Q, Breakfast Tacos La Gardenia This Government Hill neighborhood joint is jumping as freshly patted flour tortillas and hot-off-the-press corn tortillas enrapture artisans, executives and generations of families.

When you can get 3-for-$1.99 breakfast tacos this good, it’s no wonder it’s packed every morning. Pine St., 210-467-5025; 5600 Walzem Road, 210-271-7178 Readers: Taco Taco Café, Breakfast/Brunch Tribeca If the sweet or savory question vexes you when it comes to Sunday brunch, Tribeca saves the day.

It’s never pretentious, never snooty and you won’t get a bad meal. Olmos Drive, 210-828-3141, Readers (tie): Chez Vatel & Bistro; La Frite Belgian Bistro, French Fries Olive Frites Belgian frites, flavored aioli and creative sauces are Chris Thompson’s sole Sunday focus when he double fries hand-cut russets for devotees at The Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market. Nothing in this small bakery cafe has touched gluten or ever will. B, 210-826-7877, Readers: Green Vegeterian Cuisine, Healthy Dining The Clean Plate You won’t see big distribution trucks pulling up to unload here.

The young entrepreneur experimented until he got the fries perfectly crispy and each of his aioli-based sauces just right. Dairy, soy, eggs, corn, nuts and preservatives are excluded from many items too. Chef Cat New sources as locally as possible and every bite of her dishes shimmers with freshness.

Illustrations by Jeff Rogers; Photos: Courtesy Robin Jerstad/Bakery Lorraine; Two Bros.; By Josh Huskin (El Paraiso, Floore's); Jon Shapley (Stella, Nao drink, Boiler House, Lee Lee); Jenn Hair (Barbaro); Courtesy Natural Bridge Caverns; Courtesy Rainbow Gardens; Courtesy JW Marriott; Courtesy Mokara; By Terry Calonge (Strait); Jeff Huehn (UTSA) The dust has settled, and 166 winners stand victorious.

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The name has changed from Bistro Vatel, but Chef Damien Watel continues to shine in this San Antonio gem. Basse Road, 210-528-8727, Readers: The Luxury Gluten-free menu The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe You can have your sandwich and eat it too, even if you eschew gluten.

3306 Roland Ave., 210-333-9548, Readers: Rudy’s Original Country Store and Bar-B-Q, Breakfast Tacos La Gardenia This Government Hill neighborhood joint is jumping as freshly patted flour tortillas and hot-off-the-press corn tortillas enrapture artisans, executives and generations of families.

When you can get 3-for-$1.99 breakfast tacos this good, it’s no wonder it’s packed every morning. Pine St., 210-467-5025; 5600 Walzem Road, 210-271-7178 Readers: Taco Taco Café, Breakfast/Brunch Tribeca If the sweet or savory question vexes you when it comes to Sunday brunch, Tribeca saves the day.

It’s never pretentious, never snooty and you won’t get a bad meal. Olmos Drive, 210-828-3141, Readers (tie): Chez Vatel & Bistro; La Frite Belgian Bistro, French Fries Olive Frites Belgian frites, flavored aioli and creative sauces are Chris Thompson’s sole Sunday focus when he double fries hand-cut russets for devotees at The Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market. Nothing in this small bakery cafe has touched gluten or ever will. B, 210-826-7877, Readers: Green Vegeterian Cuisine, Healthy Dining The Clean Plate You won’t see big distribution trucks pulling up to unload here.

.99 breakfast tacos this good, it’s no wonder it’s packed every morning. Pine St., 210-467-5025; 5600 Walzem Road, 210-271-7178 Readers: Taco Taco Café, Breakfast/Brunch Tribeca If the sweet or savory question vexes you when it comes to Sunday brunch, Tribeca saves the day.

It’s never pretentious, never snooty and you won’t get a bad meal. Olmos Drive, 210-828-3141, Readers (tie): Chez Vatel & Bistro; La Frite Belgian Bistro, French Fries Olive Frites Belgian frites, flavored aioli and creative sauces are Chris Thompson’s sole Sunday focus when he double fries hand-cut russets for devotees at The Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market. Nothing in this small bakery cafe has touched gluten or ever will. B, 210-826-7877, Readers: Green Vegeterian Cuisine, Healthy Dining The Clean Plate You won’t see big distribution trucks pulling up to unload here.

The young entrepreneur experimented until he got the fries perfectly crispy and each of his aioli-based sauces just right. Dairy, soy, eggs, corn, nuts and preservatives are excluded from many items too. Chef Cat New sources as locally as possible and every bite of her dishes shimmers with freshness.

Illustrations by Jeff Rogers; Photos: Courtesy Robin Jerstad/Bakery Lorraine; Two Bros.; By Josh Huskin (El Paraiso, Floore's); Jon Shapley (Stella, Nao drink, Boiler House, Lee Lee); Jenn Hair (Barbaro); Courtesy Natural Bridge Caverns; Courtesy Rainbow Gardens; Courtesy JW Marriott; Courtesy Mokara; By Terry Calonge (Strait); Jeff Huehn (UTSA) The dust has settled, and 166 winners stand victorious.