In the last few years, San Antonio has shed its reputation as a city with little more to do than visit the Alamo or take a stroll on the Riverwalk. Artists from Austin have started pouring into San Antonio, hip cafes are popping up all over the place, and a vibrant dining scene has emerged to make the city a culinary destination in its own right. Among those leading the culinary revolution is award-winning chef Andrew Weissman.
Weissman was born and raised in San Antonio. Growing up, he was inspired by the area’s gastronomic diversity, and after honing his skills at the Culinary Institute of America, and later restaurants in Connecticut, France and Manhattan (including beloved Le Circque), he returned to his hometown and opened the bistro, Le Reve, to rave reviews.