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Chef Johnny Hernandez to Open Burgerteca on December 4

Natalia Prieto |

SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 2017) – Influenced by Mexican cuisine, Burgerteca is a never-done before burger concept that offers custom-made burgers with ingredients and flavors distinct to traditional Mexican food such as chiles, spices, moles, queso, flavors like al pastor, pibil, and chilaquiles served on hamburger yeast buns which are baked daily. Drawing inspiration from extensive travel throughout various parts of Mexico, Hernandez’s burger menu is themed with flavors native to Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, and Yucatan. The menu includes items such as the ‘Oaxaqueña’, an Angus beef patty dressed with mole negro, black bean spread, pickled onions, avocado, and queso fresco, as well as the ‘Pacifica’ with seared tuna topped off with chipotle-lime mayo, cabbage slaw, sesame seeds, avocado, and tomato.

Burgerteca also includes its very own ice-cream shop on site as a stand-alone entity. Guests who prefer take-out can walk up to the counter and conveniently order treats to go without having to sit down. The frozen Mexican desserts on the menu include items such as paletas, fresh fruit popsicles; nieves, traditional Mexican ice cream; and raspas, shaved ice made with seasonal, from-scratch syrups. Other unique menu items include the house made signature ice cream nachos—Mexican buñuelos piled high with ice cream, fresh fruit syrups, and Oaxacan chocolate fudge.

Burgerteca includes a range of local craft beer and spirits, like a creative Mexican rum cocktail program. Burgerteca’s décor is inspired by the imaginative and colorful work of Pedro Linares, who created the art known as “Alebrijes”, an art form famous in Oaxaca. The interior includes hand selected custom designed chairs, hand forged chandeliers, and large slabs of wood for communal dining.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Burgerteca’s unique Mexican burger and ice cream concept to San Antonio and offer new ingredients gathered from these great culinary regions across Mexico; it’s a concept five years in the making,” said Chef Hernandez, owner of Burgerteca.

Burgerteca, the brand new restaurant concept developed by locally renowned Chef Johnny Hernandez, is having its official grand opening to the public on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Burgerteca is located at 403 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204, directly on the Riverwalk Mission Reach, the eight-mile stretch that provides visitors with a historic view of San Antonio. Burgerteca is situated close to walking and biking trails, the perfect place to pop in after a run or outdoors activity.

Burgerteca hours of operations are Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, please visit chefjohnnyhernandez.com.

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ABOUT CHEF JOHNNY HERNANDEZ

Chef Hernandez has received acclaim in publications such as Texas Monthly, Bon Appetit, Poder, Saveur, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Magazine, Garden and Gun, NBC Latino, Tasting Table, and Southern Living. He has been featured as a guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and has appeared on the Cooking Channel’s Man Fire Food and Simply Ming, as well as Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Food Paradise. In 2016, Chef Hernandez showcased his culinary expertise and the flavors of Mexico at the White House as Guest Chef for former President Barack Obama.