During our Yelp Experience at Hoppin’ John, the staff showed the Yelp Elites what southern charm is all about! Their delicious down-home cookin’ showed our Elites another side of the amazing flavors that Louisiana style cooking has to offer.
After checking-in, our Elites were welcomed by owners, April and Guillermo, and explained what inspired them to open this restaurant. April’s childhood in Louisiana was the main component for the creation of Hoppin’ John and this inspired her to open a restaurant were she could showcase the savory flavors of homestyle southern food to the city of San Antonio.
The first dish that our Elites sampled was their delicious 24-Hour Marinated Pulled Pork Sliders drizzled with homemade barbecue sauce and a side of fresh Coleslaw. The next dish was signature Southern-style Deep Fried Drumstick set, seasoned with a special blend of herbs and spices, complete with a side of mashed potatoes that could bring your tastebuds to the Crescent City with each bite. The last dish of the evening featured their decadent Chicken-N-Waffles served up on a Belgian waffle with flavors of wholegrain mustard, topped off with maple syrup, and a side of mac-n-cheese.
Thank you April and Guillermo for inviting us to have a taste of “home” during this Louisiana-style foodie experience. Everyone was really touched by the story that inspired this restaurant’s Southern kitchen feel which ultimately brought these homestyle flavors to the Alamo City.
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