In 2015, Balfour opened a new concept in the historic Pearl’s brewhouse in San Antonio, Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery. The restaurant, which is Balfour’s modern take on Texas’ cross-cultural cuisine, is influenced by the coastal classics of Chef Balfour’s upbringing in Galveston married with the comfort of southern cuisine. Southerleigh also houses a custom manufactured brewery, brewing up to 21 different beers on tap. Since Southerleigh’s opening, Balfour’s cuisine has been praised in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Eater, and more. Chef Balfour was invited to the James Beard House in 2016 for a special dinner on National Beer Day, where Southerleigh’s food was paired with its custom beers for the occasion.
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