SAN ANTONIO - The full moon is rising. Many mental health professionals believe the lunar cycle affects behavior, and did you know that 19th century British attorneys argued clients were “not guilty by reason of full moon?” For whatever reason, full moons bring out the crazy, and Friday’s full moon will be no exception with crazy good food at RoMo’s.
“RoMo’s? What’s that?” you say.
The classic American restaurant is just two weeks young. A sweet, food baby that deserves your attention. Husband and wife Rob and Monica Yoas give San Antonio their pride and joy. When it came time to decide where to raise the little nibbler, they set their eyes away from the North Side, which hogs everything new, and invested in an underserved restaurant region, the city’s West Side on Culebra near Loop 410.
Imagine, if you will, all of your favorite family recipes. Go ahead, think about it.
Now, add memorable dishes you’ve had while visiting friends and family around the country.
Wouldn’t that make a scrumptious menu?
Well, add two points to team RoMo’s because sink and swish, Rob beat us all to it! The head chef and owner developed a menu of “favorites.” There’s the cheese steak - just like the ones he had in Philly. New York-style pizza like he always got while visiting Jersey. Pulled pork sandwiches South Carolina-style. And who could forget the family’s favorite kale soup? That’s just to name a few, and the menu has a farther range than what I’ve listed.
While those dishes sound simple enough, Rob tells me they’re prepared with a lot of love, passion, and top-notch ingredients. The pork smokes for 15 hours, the bacon is made on site, and the chef team cures its own meat. Rob dresses up simple foods, like french fries, with truffle oil and parmesan cheese.
But don’t feel the need to dress up yourself as this is a casual environment.
I’m a sucker for small details, so I was delighted to see and taste simple things. The cucumber-infused water refreshes San Antonians beat down by the summer heat, and projection screens in the dining area add a nice, entertaining touch by showing chefs at work in the kitchen. But what stands out most is family.
RoMo’s is a family dream, a menu of family recipes, a family-run business and, heck! Even the name shows the family bond, as it’s the first two letters of Ro
b and Mo
nica’s names. With as much as they put in, they also want to give back. They hope to periodically offer a Lord’s Supper, which is a “pay what you will concept” with proceeds going to charity or a family who really needs the help.
Just two weeks young and already giving back; I don’t know about you, but I think this little guy has a bright future ahead.
Visit RoMo’s at 7626 Culebra Road, check out the menu online
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“Off the Chain,” is a weekly social education blog that introduces unique things to do in San Antonio, and aims to dilute the salty attitudes of SALTs, an acronym for San Antonio Less than Thrilled. SALTs whine about how there’s nothing to do in the city, unlike Austin or Dallas. Check in with me next week. I’ll either share free, indoors summer entertainment or a new café that roasts the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had. Post a comment below to help me decide. Until then, easy on the SALT.