Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bar Industry Wears Love of Craft on their Sleeve, Literally

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM

It’s hard not to gaze and/or gawk at most craft bartenders as they muddle, shake and stir their way through cocktails. But if you stare long enough, you’ll start to find small mementos of their time spent behind the well. The hospitality industry, it seems, has a penchant for...

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South American Cooking Inspired by a Trip to Tienda Centro America

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 5:00 AM

San Antonio — a city with close culinary and cultural ties to Mexico and Central America — is slowly expanding its mercados to include the rich ingredients and dishes found across South America. Tienda Centro America is a delicious hybrid — half-restaurant, half- mini-mart — that celebrates the foods...

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Get Those Reservations In: Battalion Opens Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Long-awaited Battalion, the third eatery from business partners Andrew Goodman and chef Stefan Bowers opens Tuesday. As of press time, the menu hadn’t been released, but here’s what we do know. Prices on the menu will range from $6 to $26 and include fresh pastas by Elena D’Agostino. The...

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Carpool to Sangria on the Burg's Taco Tuesday for Best Results

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Sangria on the Burg, owned and managed by chef Ceasar Zepeda, opened back in September and has been a popular spot ever since. It boasts a great happy hour where you can save $1 on most of the drinks on their menu, and $2 on crafts of sangria. In...

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Unique Flavors Emerge From Pedro's on the West Side

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Reposted with permission from The Tacoist. Walking into Pedro’s Cafe on the west side had me worried. No West Side taqueria should be this empty, especially on a Saturday morning. Then I ate the tacos. It can’t be the food, I thought. My fellow taco critic, aka The Palate,...

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Snack Attack: Where to Find Picadilly, Bacon Cheeseburger and other Flavored Popcorn

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Did you watch the magic of La La Land while gripping a bucket of freshly popped, slightly salted popcorn? Do you agree the best part of the movie-going experience is spending far too much money on said treat? Maybe you're just into exploring a world of flavors. Whatever the case...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Crowdfunding in SA: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:50 AM

As one restaurant closes, others hope to open — and owners are looking to their would-be customers for help. Crowfunding isn't new by any means. Indiegogo launched in 2008 and Kickstarter rolled through in 2009. Both have served as platforms where business owners, investors and the like can tap into...

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El Mirador Unleashes New Happy Hour

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 5:00 AM

If you're a sucker for mezcal, you may want to bookmark this post. El Mirador launched a new happy hour as of last week. From 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, the eatery offers 25 percent all spirits, $1 off all beer, and $3 off all house cocktails...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Local Businesses Host Fundraisers for Tornado Victims

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:28 AM

After a series of tornadoes left a trail of damage on Sunday night, The Mix, Frank, and Maverick Music Festival are stepping up and helping out residents whose homes and property were damaged. “We have worked hard to embrace our Southtown and San Antonio communities by being a catalyst...

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RIP Lüke, James Beard Award Semifinalist Nominations in SA and more

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM

New Dunkin’ Stone Oak can officially claim a Dunkin Donuts/Baskin-Robbins as of February 14. The new store, which opened at 23505 Hardy Oak Boulevard is finally open for business after a few days of trial runs. According to Facebook, Dunkin/Baskin will offer a free medium hot or iced coffee...

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