Friday, July 1, 2016

San Antonio Beer Festival Heads East

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 6:25 AM

The 11th annual San Antonio Beer Festival has found a new home.  After two years at Maverick Park, the brew bacchanal will head to the city's East Side on October 15, 2016 using Dignowity and Lockwood Parks as backdrops. The move, which drew support from Mayor Ivy Taylor, District 2...

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Big Hops to Host Beer Glass Swap Meet

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 2:08 PM

The fine folks at Big Hops Growler Exchange truly understand the mindset of the beer fan. Their three locations in town are hot spots for beer aficionados, offering the best that craft beer has to offer. But that’s not all. Yes, they know people love the beer and are deeply devoted to...

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The Old Main Association Has a New (But Familiar) Chef

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 6:40 AM

By this time next week, a new chef will run the tiny kitchen inside The Old Main Association. But San Antonio food lovers should be pretty familiar with Quealy Watson by now. The new Watson-led menu launches July 5. Watson's been working in area kitchens since 16, but began his...

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Botika Opens Next Week, Bringing Peruvian-Asian Fare to the Pearl

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 5:45 AM

Botika (303 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 111), the first solo concept by chef Geronimo Lopez that was announced this past March, is opening its doors to the public next Tuesday, July 5.  The former chef at Culinary Institute of America-San San Antonio's NAO will bring Peruvian-Asian fare to the city...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pairing Like the Pros: The Brews of Paper Tiger's Pints and Plates

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 11:09 AM

On Tuesday evening Paper Tiger's normally hangeresque interior was transformed into a softly lit, denim-hued dining room for 80-plus diners. With Garrett T. Capps crooning on the main stage, a feast in five parts orchestrated by local chef Jason Dady unfolded amidst the buzz of tipsy conversation. In order, diners were treated to a five-course...

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Blending German and French Influences Into Our Spritzes

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM

While “spritz” is a generic name for a type of cocktail – a bitter aperitif plus wine plus carbonation – the Aperol Spritz has come to own the title. The coral-colored, fizzy blend of prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) with Aperol (a less-alcoholic, not-as-bitter version of Campari) became widely popular...

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3 More Drinks We'd Like To See During Rumble's Catch Feels Thursday

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Last Thursday, Rumble (2410 N. St. Mary's St.) held one of the most successful themed nights in recent SA bar history and you can blame it all on Aubrey Drake Graham, but I like to call him Drizzy. Anywhoo, based on the success of the night that kept a...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Good Kind Is Coming to The Pearl

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 4:18 PM

Two San Antonio transplants are merging companies to bring about a new concept to The Pearl and the city at large this fall. Bay Bird Inc., a San Diego-based public relationships firm announced One Lucky Duck and Tim the Girl will team up to create The Good Kind, a...

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Cool Down For Happy Hour At These 10 Patios

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Cured 306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 101, (210) 314-3929 It might not be the prettiest patio at The Pearl complex, but the surrounding view — which often includes frolicking kiddos, puppies and acro-yoga sessions — more than makes up for its simplicity. Happy hour at Cured means half-off house cocktails, select beers...

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Monday, June 27, 2016

The Strip Gains An Old School Cantina With Squeezebox’s Opening

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 3:21 PM

By now, if you’ve spent even the shortest amount of time on the St. Mary’s Strip, you might recognize the model of a Danny Delgado-owned bar: Cleaned up interiors, serious new additions in the way of brand new woodwork, unpretentious, but spooky vibes, attention to detail and reasonably priced...

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