Friday, May 7, 2021


By San Antonio Current Staff

on Fri, May 7, 2021 at 4:43 PM

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Hugman's Oasis features a lush interior with tiki-centric details. - INSTAGRAM / THETIKIROOMTX

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  • Hugman’s Oasis features a lush interior with tiki-centric details.

The Current was boiling over with food news this week.

For one, we caught wind that highly anticipated downtown tiki bar Hugman’s Oasis had to scrap opening night reservations because the service-industry labor shortage was making it impossible to adequately staff up.

Looks like folks were also excited to learn that a pair of San Antonio chefs each landed on a different TV cooking competition. Emily Hersh, a local culinary pro who has a way with veggies, will be on one of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen franchises, while Ocho’s Jesse Kuykendall will race against the clock on Food Network’s Chopped.

Here are our most-read food stories of the week:

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest San Antonio dining news with our Flavor Friday Newsletter.

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