Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but it did bring Bernard to San Antonio. In a four-table afterthought of a convenience story, Bernard has made his three-walls a New Orleans kitchen hot spot. Enjoy what fate has brought us.
My latest random choices from his list of daily specials was ox tail, chicken smothered in seafood, and waffles and chicken.
At best most folks think of ox tail as a meat for soup. Not here, think fall off the bone tender beef and slow cooked in (I'm guessing) molasses for a sweet and savory food experience.
I'm not a white chicken person, but when cooked just right and smouthered in a blend of seafood with a crab cake pasta salad on the side your taste buds simply sing.
Chicken and Waffles, heard of it, never had it. Glad it was here. The fried chicken wings that were perfect, not greasy, and seasoned just right, served with a sprinkle of powered sugar and herbs, That's good, on good, on good. Now add pancake syrup to seal the deal.
If you blink, you will pass it. The best landmark is the South San Antonio High School across the street. Once you have been there, Bernard's will be the landmark for the high school.
Pros: Food that will shut you up and for less than $10.
Cons: For that price, sit and eat, there are no cons.