- ITALIAN DINING -
ABOUT THE CHEF
Chef Michael McNeilly is raising the culinary bar in New Braunfels. Growing up in New York with an Italian grandmother and an Irish grandmother, food was a big part of life. Holidays were large gatherings with huge feasts boasting traditional Italian fare, hundreds of lobsters, and other fresh foods. Michael always had a passion for food and living with his Italian grandmother gave him a solid background for preparing traditional cuisine. His Irish grandmother introduced him to the art of baking bread and also had a garden in her back yard that churned out pounds of fresh herbs and vegetables.
It is this strong foundation of local, fresh, slow food prepared in the traditional way that he brings to the 188 menu. [READ MORE]
ABOUT THE MENU
AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD
Chef Michael McNeilly is bringing fresh farm to table recipes with an Italian flair to the already delectable 188 South menu. The menu will change seasonally depending on what is fresh and available. Chef McNeilly will be working with local ranchers and farmers as well as utilizing the hydroponic herb garden in the kitchen.
True Italian food is slow food. It is a cuisine of love, and there is a reason why.
Experience Italian cuisine the way it should be done.
“There is nothing better than the mouth-watering menu that Chef McNeilly prepares.”
- Linda Grayson -
ABOUT THE BAR
WINES, SPIRITS, & COCKTAILS
188 South refreshingly counters some of New Braunfels' other cocktail bars, avoiding the pretentiousness while holding on to the sophistication. Translation: We have really really good cocktails (plus a respectable wine and spirit list). You must taste our Gin & Tonic featuring our house-made tonic. Our drinks mirror our food - we do things the way they should be done.