With humble beginnings as a car wash and Laundromat, The Cove has grown over eleven years as organically and extraordinarily as the food it’s committed to serving. The serve “SOL food;” that is, dishes made from Sustainable, Organic, Local Sources.
The Little Aussie Bakery is their go-to for hamburger buns and other products for their all gluten-free menu. That’s right: a menu is dedicated to folks looking for gluten-free options. And it’s quite extensive! Tacos, hamburgers, sandwiches, salad… even stuff for the kiddos! Let’s take the chicken fingers as an example of their gluten-free devotion.
It took them many iterations to develop a gluten-free batter with the right texture and taste. Now perfect, they toss locally sourced, pasture raised poultry in it, then cook it up in their dedicated gluten-free fryer. They also have a grill that’s dedicated to gluten-free cooking, and source their ingredients from trusted suppliers to offer the most health conscious food possible. But that doesn’t mean this food is plain and simple!
The sweet potato fries come with a zingy sriracha mayo, and burgers are as traditional or experimental as you may like. The Texas Burger, rated #1 Burger in San Antonio by Texas Monthly Magazine, has guacamole, refried beans, grilled red onions and (made in house!) corn tortilla chips layered on top of the patty. It’s clear why they’ve been recognized by so much press for their food and restaurant.
Even Food Network star Guy Fieri made a stopover on his show “Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” to wash his car and drool over their lamb burger. They’ve also been written up in The New York Times Travel Feature, “36 Hours in San Antonio.”
It’s more than just food. Even more than being able to wash your car and do laundry at the same time! The owners, Lisa and Sam Asvestas, have a vested interest in health, and enjoyment of eating, and really, a full on love of living. Obviously! With a huge playground area for the kids, ping pong ball tables, a full bar, and a regular schedule of live music, there’s always something to bring you to The Cove.Review written by Sarah Loden.