Thursday, July 28, 2016

Botika Ups San Antonio's Late-Night Food Game

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM

It’s no secret that San Antonio is severely lacking when it comes to our late night food scene. While we all have a special appreciation for "stripper tacos" and Whataburger, we desperately need a new place to embarrass ourselves after 11 p.m. Cue Botika. The Pearl’s newest darling, Botika, has...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Happy Hour Hound: Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 9:32 AM

Though quiet, a paradigm shift is taking place in the world of hamburgers. For years a stark dichotomy ruled the restaurant world — high-end restaurants sourced quality ingredients but charged diners a small fortune, while affordable, ethically dubious fast food chains churned out feed at lightspeed.  Recently though, with the rise in popularity...

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Food Court: Hop + Vine Opens, Where to Celebrate National Wing Day and More

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 8:20 AM

Local in Alamo Ranch After announcing their opening this March, Hop & Vine has finally opened in the Alamo Ranch area. The shop specializes in craft beer, wine and modern comfort food as designed by owners Angelo and Kelly Cavazos. Open 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday,...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

6 Freetail Beers You Should Be Drinking Right Now

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:17 PM

In a collaborative dinner hostedby Antlers Lodge and Freetail Brewery last week, the San Antonio beer maker showed off six of their best summer draughts, alongside dishes created exclusively for the event by Antlers’ chef de cuisine Armando Diaz. After explaining his desire to reflect classical preparations from the 1970-80s, Diaz made good on his promise to honor...

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Happy Hour Hound: Biga on the Banks Adds Inexpensive Bites and Excellent Cocktails

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Let’s say that it’s 9 p.m. (and, for grins, that it’s also a Thursday, Friday or Saturday), and you’re looking for something to do to wind down from the day (or rev-up for the evening). Have we got a suggestion for you: reverse happy hour at Biga on the...

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Brews on the Go with San Antonio Brewery Tours

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Have you ever thought to yourself, I really like visiting breweries and sampling really good beer right on site there. But, how do I go to more than one brewery and forgo not being able to drive after drinking at multiple beer-making establishments? Well, this is America and not...

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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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