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San Antonio’s Hot Joy Arrives Next Week With Tiki Drinks In Tow

Oh, and crab fat caramel chicken wings too

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With plans to stick around Dallas for at least two years, San Antonio’s Hot Joy will officially make its debut in Uptown next week.

Located in the former Texas Land & Cattle space at 3130 Lemmon Avenue, Hot Joy brings a decidedly Asian flair to the rustic building. The stone walls and fireplace remain, but the space has been given a major decorative update, complete with a giant dragon adorning the ceiling of the dining room and lamps made from brightly colored masks atop each table.

As far as the food is concerned, Hot Joy serves up a menu of inventive Asian fare, ranging from Thai noodle dishes and ramen to fried rice and chicken wings glazed with crab fat caramel. The boozy offerings tend to the tiki side, with libations like a frozen Zombie and the Tom Kha’llins, mixed with kaffir lime-infused vodka and coconut cream, reminiscent of creamy Thai tom kha gai.

According to a restaurant manager, Hot Joy is expected to officially make its debut on Monday, July 24. Eater has reached out to a representative to confirm the restaurant’s operating hours and official menu.