Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Local Food Truck Building Company Gets Its Own Reality TV Show

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 10:50 AM

San Antonio's very own Cruising Kitchens is about to get a taste for that cable limelight. Owner Cameron Davies, who we can credit for SA's food truck craze by opening The Boardwalk on Bulverde in 2011, and his crew of food truck builders will star in Discovery Channel's Blue...

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Concrete Jungle Is Closing This Week, Will Become Icehouse

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 8:47 AM

In not so tiki af news, we're pouring out a little rum this morning. Concrete Jungle, the little tiki-themed bar that opened December 2014 is closing its doors. Opened by Tapa Tapa truck owner and chef Rudolfo Martinez, Concrete Jungle served up rum-fueled punches and cocktails along with Caribbean...

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Frank's St. Francis Room's Happy Hour is Worthy of Praise

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 11:59 AM

The stairway up from ground-floor Frank to St. Francis has a narrow, ascent to the choir loft feel — all the better to set one up for a dramatic entry. Cue the swell of a long-gone organ and take in the former Alamo Methodist Church sanctuary now devoted in...

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First Impressions: Get Your Dancing Shoes Ready for Jazz, TX

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

A few weeks ago, at a hard-hat preview of Jazz, TX, Brent “Doc” Watkins, looking all of 18 (OK, maybe 21), explained his vision for the basement venue beneath the reconstructed Pearl Bottling Department. “Locavore” music, he called it, with bands from within a 100-mile radius balanced with some...

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SA's Getting Its First Asian Shaved Snow Shop

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 5:01 AM

We're THISCLOSE to rolled ice cream (which is so hot or should we say cold right now), but until then, San Antonians with a sweet tooth can get their fill of Taiwanese shaved snow when Snopioca opens next Saturday, September 3*. The shop, opened by Texas transplant Steven Lee...

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Chow Train Heads to Louisiana for 9th Relief Effort

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 12:02 PM

More San Antonians are heading to Louisiana to help victims of the recent flood. Joan Cheever of The Chow Train will lead a group of 10 people in helping feed flood victims this weekend. The truck and a trailer pulling supplies and donations from local farms left for the...

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Touring Downtown SA with the Latest Bar Crawl

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 6:21 AM

If you’re new to San Antonio, visiting from out of town, or wanting to try something different, My City Crawl has a great event occurring every Friday. It’s the perfect opportunity to safely experience bars in the Downtown area while making new friends and learning about what the city...

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pancake Joe's Just Opened a Bigger Location

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 6:14 AM

I often have grandiose plans of waking up early and beating the breakfast rush at Pancake Joe's. Well, that hardly ever happens, and I usually just end up eating breakfast tacos and wishing they were a giant omelet from Pancake Joe's instead.  My (and yes, your) chances of beating...

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The Lunchtime Snob: Exploring Tong's Thai Menu

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 6:11 AM

After learning how to conceal the smell of pot in a walk-in freezer and waiting tables despite a wired-shut mouth, the most valuable lesson I learned as an 18-year-old server at Rasta Pasta in Austin was that noodle dishes make for great lunch food. From a cook’s perspective, the pick-up is quick, the...

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Where to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Craving this Week

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 5:49 AM

Over the last year a few very unique spots have opened up all featuring delicious, ice cold treats of various shapes and sizes. We scouted out a few spots from all over town and got the low down on what to try during the dog days of summer. Iggy’s...

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