Showing our affinity for journalists, we are announcing our hire of one of the city’s most followed foodies Jessica Elizarraras, the former food and nightlife editor at the San Antonio Current.
For more than 10 years, the Texas native has crafted stories about the food and drink scene for a ream of publications, including the San Antonio Express-News, Bon Appétit, Eater and Texas Monthly. As the newest addition to our small team at Dorćol, Jessica will focus on spreading the news for our award-winning brewery and distillery, as we set to celebrate our fifth year this December 15th.
As the company’s Chief Engagement Officer, the former journalist will be seen around Texas spreading our gospel. A recent member of the Les Dames d’ Escoffier, a group of women leaders in the food and drink industry, Jessica got a taste of being asked questions from a nosey writer, who in his past life used to sling Kinsman cocktails and pour HighWheel brews at Dorćol.
After more than a decade as a journalist, why the change?
I want to explore a more social role in this industry. These days, being in journalism for 10 years is pretty successful. I wanted to go out and see what else I can be successful at.
You’ve spent most of your career documenting San Antonio’s growing food and drink scene, which has come a long way over the last few years. Where do you see it going from here?
When San Antonio finds something it likes, it commits to it. More and more people find they like good food and good drinks and they like supporting local. As long as San Antonio can continue to support its local spots, the scene will continue to grow. We are no longer just a margarita city. I love having been part of the evolution of our food and drink scene and am really excited to continue sharing Dorćol’s story and contribution in shaping it.
Where does Dorćol fit in the city’s continuously developing scene?
Their story is so unique. They have this amazing brandy that you don’t see anywhere else in Texas or the nation. Just like the local scene, they’re creating something special and they continue to grow.