Friday, July 22, 2016

A Wishlist for Hemisfair Park's Tenants

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Last week, the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation announced it is seeking proposals for two properties within the urban park district after Revolucion Coffee + Juice and San Antonio Brewing Company both amicably ended agreements with the HPARC due to timing and brewery strategy, respectively. As of right now,...

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Someone Hacked the Friendly Spot's Facebook Page

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Anyone looking at the Friendly Spot’s Facebook page this week probably noticed a strange, abrupt shift from posts about drink specials and events to links to stories about oral sex and ass hair. Which is unfortunately what happens when your social media gets hacked. Jodi Newman, who owns and runs...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Texas Monthly Names San Antonio Hamburger No. 1 in State

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM

In a competition involving more than 25 cities, from large urban areas to small towns, Texas Monthly named Folc’s Brisket Burger with Pork Belly the best hamburger in Texas. The competition — which the publication hadn't tackled in more than seven years — lists the 50 greatest hamburgers in the state, ranking...

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How to Throw Your Own Rum-fueled Tiki Bash this Summer

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Though landlocked, San Antonio has found a way to keep that island fantasy afloat by capitalizing on the once forgotten tiki movement (some tiki scholars posit the U.S. involvement during the Vietnam War and its tropical shores along with the unfair treatment of indigenous people caused the style to...

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What to Expect from Loteria Night at Viva Villa Taqueria

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 6:00 AM

It's been awhile since I last played Loteria, and I have to say, I forgot how popular the game is. Viva Villa Taqueria has been hosting a Wednesday Loteria Night for the past couple of months, (the first being in May). If you plan on going to Loteria Night,...

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4 ½ Goses You Can Drink in San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 5:49 AM

One of my stupidest hobbies is pronouncing various things the “The [insert thing] of the summer,” such as saying “Whitney’s Light Upon the Lake is the album of the summer” or “Tim Duncan highlight videos are the emotion porn of the summer.” So last Wednesday when I tried Southerleigh’s Koalas, Cockerel Spaniels and...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

First Impressions: Margaritaville San Antonio's grand opening

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Sensory overload is real, and my latest installment of it was this morning during Jimmy Bufffett's Margaritaville San Antonio (849 E. Commerce St.) grand opening. At 10 a.m. at least 200 fans of either margaritas, Margaritaville or the dude that penned the song all crowded a small podium that introduced...

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Getting to Know La Boulangerie's Guillaume Boulard

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:30 AM

Name: Guillaume Boulard Age: 25 Place of work: La Boulangerie (207 Broadway, 210-639-3165) Institution of learning: Five years of baking training at Le Centre de Formation d'Apprentis de la Chambre de Commerce du Mans ... I've also apprenticed with master bakers in Le Mans and Sèvres, France. My favorite...

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Where to Get Your Fill of Charcuterie This Week

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Nothing beats a diverse selection of hand-made, locally-sourced meat during the dead of summer. Restaurant Gwendolyn knows just that and has brought back Charc Week for a fourth year. From July 18 to the 24, you can enjoy platers that include a selection of sausage, ham and many other...

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Uber Ice Cream Makes its San Antonio Debut

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 7:00 AM

We've reached that point of summer where you can't get into your car without turning on the AC and going back inside for 30 minutes. And don't even try to fill out your Pokedex during the day unless you want to incur minor heat exhaustion and overheat your iPhone....

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