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New sammie shop to open downtown soon

May 14, 2019

The downtown sandwich market will get a new player Friday, May 17, when Swine House Bodega opens inside Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar on North Main Avenue.

Swine House is billed as a whole-animal sandwich shop, a project that arose from pop-up events and catering featuring deli meats and charcuterie sourced by owner Joe Saenz. The operation roasted whole pigs for brewery events as well as curing salami, ham and prosciutto for private parties.

The menu at Swine House will use those meats and more for breakfast and lunch sandwiches, including biscuit creations in the morning and sandwiches made with sourdough focaccia and submarine rolls in the afternoon.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to contribute to the food scene in this city,” Saenz said. “When I was living in Brooklyn during my culinary school period, I couldn’t shake the feeling that San Antonio is where I belong.”

124 N. Main Ave. behind Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar. Hours: 7:30 to 10 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m for lunch Monday through Friday. swinehousesa.com .

Mike Sutter is a food and drink reporter and restaurant critic in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | msutter@express-news.net | Twitter: @fedmanwalking