Sunday, November 28, 2010

Late Night, Great Bite

Posted By on Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Thanksgiving weekend was the perfect time to check out Evil Olive Elixir Lounge, the new bar/diner that just opened on Thousand Oaks and Jones Maltsberger. Although Evil Olive occupies the former site of Jack’s Patio Bar, the interior has been completely redone and is markedly spacious. Doors officially opened on the ever-popular bar night of Thanksgiving Eve, and word had gotten around by the time we dropped in on Friday.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pearl Pushes Tamales

Posted By on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 5:05 PM

The first annual Tamales at Pearl celebration will take place on Saturday, December 11 from noon to seven. Tamales! Musica! Live Dancers! Cerveza! Anticuchos! Empanadas!...y más will all be on parade. And, guys and girls, admission is FREE! OK, enough exclamation points.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Don Strange Remembered in Recipes

Posted By on Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Don Strange fed the famous and the modest alike. Whether catering to congressmen at barbecue events on the White House lawn, swells in Hollywood, Katrina refugees at Kelley Air Force Base or 35,000 Lutheran youth at La Villita, he never forgot the true meaning of hospitality. San Antonio’s reputation as...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Foodways Texas: preserving Texas' unique food traditions

Posted By on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Texans, even those who pay some attention to what they put in their mouths, tend to take our iconic foods for granted. The tamales, the barbacoa, the pan dulce, the sausage, the locally harvested honey…we assume it will all be there when we want it. Yet indifference inevitably takes its toll, as do both zealous health regulations and the ease and convenience of packaged foods. The fabled Chili Queens, whose last outpost was Alamo Plaza, fell prey to the fly police; only a generation ago, chicharron vendors roamed the West Side hawking their porky product.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alamo Drafthouse Opens In Stone Oak

Posted By on Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 7:35 PM

As if you didn’t already know it, Stone Oak, you’re officially on the grid. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has just opened a third location in SA, and you’re the newest recipient of its specialty screenings, full dinner menu, and extensive beer selection. Located off 281 just North of Stone...

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