Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Teen Takes Senior Photo with Big Red

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:51 AM

When they're not getting negative attention for San Antonio from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Fox's Daytime at 9 gets first sip of a tasty Big Red scoop. The station's morning show reported on Ohio teen Eric Willford's peculiar senior portraits, which included a San Anto staple. Willford,...

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San Antonio 100: The Addictive, Garlicky Knots at Miss Ellie's Pizza of New York

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

We're compiling a list of our favorite 100 dishes in the city with the San Antonio 100. Check back weekly for a new dish we love that either screams SA or you need to enjoy ASAP. Miss Ellie’s Pizza of New York, a classic pizza parlor tucked away in...

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Mendez Cafe's Ham and Egg Taco Has Hints of Pancake And It's Delicious

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

Reposted with permission from The Tacoist. When the waitress brought my order of four tacos at Mendez Cafe on the South Side, the plate smelled unlike tacos. It smelled like — sniff, sniff — pancakes? Syrup? I wrote “cinnamon” in my notes, but upon reflection that observation may have been...

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Monday, March 27, 2017

A Donut Shop Is in the Works For Bakery Lorraine — Here's What We Know

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Looks like Bakery Lorraine has let the cat out of the bag — well, sorta. Posted on Facebook Friday afternoon, Bakery Lorraine released a bit of information about Maybelle's Donuts & Fried Pies and took to the comments, saying San Antonians can expect something new at the Pearl's food...

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Boiled Over: Southern-Style Peanuts Are Making Their Way Into SA Snack Culture

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:30 AM

A familiar smell wafted from an unknown source when we made it to Lowcountry’s opening night on November 25 of last year. Was my mom hiding in the back? Was I having a stroke? No, the scent of pinto beans was coming from a large Crock-Pot on the counter,...

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Real Ale Adds Gin, Whiskey to Roster With 'Real Spirits'

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM

As Real Ale prepares for its 21st anniversary of brewing quality craft beer in the Hill Country, owner Brad Farbstein is making a passion project come true. The whiskey and gin fan will launch Real Spirits Distilling Co. this April with a party, distillery tours and specialty cocktails. Though years...

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The 8th Annual Paella Challenge Has New Digs

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:21 AM

The late, great Mitch Hedberg once said, "I like rice. Rice is great when you're hungry and want 2,000 of something." Your mantra for Sunday's eighth annual Paella Challenge sponsored by Corona and hosted by chef Johnny Hernandez should definitely be "Come Hungry." Have a light dinner the night...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Garcia Brothers Talk Brisket Tacos, Longevity, Changing Clientele

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Reposted with permission from The Tacoist. Garcia’s Mexican Food would be easy to miss if it weren’t for the cars parked around the building and up and down the streets in the surrounding neighborhood of Beacon Hill. If you walked by the place when it was closed, you might...

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We Finally Know What's Going Into the former Mezcalería Mixtli

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

The sign has been up for some weeks now and we finally know what will take Mezcalería Mixtli's place at The Yard on McCullough. Sabor Cocina Bar, owned by chef Federico Guillen formerly with Rosario's Mexican Cafe y Cantina, doesn't have an opening date yet. The restaurant has added...

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Taquitos West Ave. Opens Second Location

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

Even if you're not familiar with the outdoor kitchen, styrofoam plate, delicious taco set-up that's Taquitos West Ave., you'll want to pencil in a restaurant visit for their second location. Open for just under a month, Taquitos and Panaderia West Ave. is more than 2,000 square feet of taco...

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