I have been making plans for eating and drinking in San Antonio based on a variety of recommendations, many of them here. I will be downtown in May without a car, on a budget and often dining solo.
I was excited to go to Hot Joy, but when I mentioned it to the host of the Airbnb where I'll be staying, she warned me against it. She wanted me to look at the (negative) health inspection reports (wouldn't Jonathan Gold laugh at that!) and said her personal experience hasn't been great, either.
Help me out, 'hounds. Do I try Hot Joy? I mean -- crab fat chicken wings! Country ham and scallop dumplings! Has it gone downhill since Bon Appetit lost its mind about this place?