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Celebrate Father's Day

With Some Great "Guy Food"

Article by Connie McFall Clark

Photography by Kate Cooley/Cooley Portraits

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

Snagging the corner building on Main and San Antonio Streets, Patrick and Christina Cleary were able to expand their business enterprises. Salty and Sweet has been a staple on the Hill Country Mile, offering all kinds of sweet treats. Now we have Blacksmith Grill to add to our dining pleasure. The building, formerly a blacksmith shop, has a rustic feel and the menu offerings are hearty and filling. Good guy food!

Andy McCall is the design consultant that aided in the Cleary’s vision for the restaurant – everything from the seasonings, the menu to the décor. The restaurant is roomy with three dining areas and when the weather is good, it expands through the garage doors to outdoor seating. And don’t forget the arcade room in back – kids of all ages like that feature! All the bread comes from the H-E-B bakery each morning – plus some of the vegetables. Hearty food, television screens in two rooms and a full bar make this a great hang-out place.

Patrick says the best part of being in that location is the crowds that come through the doors – from happy families to the businessmen’s lunch crowd. He enjoys engaging with the community. He collaborates with Black Rifle Coffee for the monthly block parties. The Clearys are great supporters of the Boerne Blaze and closes for a private gathering of a Wounded Warriors group. He honors all the sheriffs who have served in Kendall County with photos of them in the back blacksmith site. They are quick to support the various sports teams and first responders.

When you go in, ask Patrick for a tour of the features of the historic building - and enjoy the burgers, Pat’s Famous “Philly” Cheesesteak sandwich and Tina’s Chicken Cheesesteak.

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