Tidy Ben’s Local Ghost/Pop Up Kitchen Opens Permanent Location March 27th
Local Ghost/Pop Up Kitchen, Tidy Ben’s, will host the grand opening of their new permanent location on Saturday, March 27th from 12pm to 10pm on the patio of Jokesters 22, located at 713 S. Alamo Street.
After several pop ups at Jokesters22, founder Benito Cardenas, has developed a partnership with the establishment, which will allow the small restaurant to reside permanently on their outdoor patio. The space is accessible through the private street access between the two Jokesters 22 buildings.
Tidy Ben’s concept has been challenging the San Antonio communities perception of sloppy joe’s, and the owner Benito Cardenas is ready to share his creation with the whole city by offering 50% off the entire menu in addition to door prizes, live music, and guest speakers.
The business is founded by Benito Cardenas, a bar manager pre-pandemic that unfortunately lost his job due to COVID-19 when bars were forced to close. A practicing vegan, Benito began meal prepping for individuals in the San Antonio area to make additional income. After much applause for his vegan sloppy joe, Bentio decided to turn his signature meal prep item into a full blown Sloperia, a play on the traditional Taqueria. With the aid of his brothers Miguel & Quirino, Benito set out to deliver sloppy joe sliders with the intention of changing the world.
From humble beginnings via ghost kitchens and serving online only, to physical locations and pop ups around town, the little delicacies began to gain big love by those who visited the events. While small, the mission was to always stay environmentally and economically sustainable. This means sourcing ingredients from farmers markets and bodegas to support the local economy, and composting food waste.
The menu is highlighted by their signature “Sloppy Sliders” and order of 3 sloppy joes on Hawaiian bun sliders. Variations include the Classic Sloppy, Pizza Sloppy, Fiesta Sloppy, BBQ Sloppy, and Curry Sloppy. Each with flavor profiles to match the name, like the Fiesta Sloppy. which adds a kick of Jalapeno, or the Curry Sloppy with sweet & savory Thai red curry. Additionally, Tidy Ben’s offers sides including their classic tater tots, the Sloppy Tots, topped with their signature sloppy joe, and the Sloppy Frito Pie, their play on the classic frito pie.
Tidy Ben’s sloperia grand opening is set to take place on Saturday, March 27th from 12pm to 10pm on the patio of Jokesters 22, located at 713 S. Alamo Street. The event will include door prizes, live music, guest speakers, and 50% off the entire menu. Seating is limited, and orders will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Permanent hours of operations are Wednesdays from 5pm to 10pm, Fridays from 5pm to 10pm, and Saturdays from 12pm to 10pm. Guests can visit Tidy Ben’s Instagram for a behind the scenes look and latest news, as well as their website for the full menu and future pop-ups.
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713 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205