Friday, December 29, 2017

PSA: Liquor Stores Will Be Closed New Year's Eve and Day

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 5:36 PM

If you're planning on doing some hardcore drinking this holiday weekend, you'll want to stock up before Sunday. Per rules from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, liquor stores will be closed Sunday as usual. But because New Year's Eve falls on a Sunday, that means these stores will be closed...

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Awesome Cocktails That Kept San Antonians Sane This Crazy Year

Posted By , and on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Francis Bogside // If it works for the Oscars. it works for us. Francis’s drinks menu didn’t offer anything new at the bar’s recent reopening, but a revised one should emerge before year’s end. A sampling of a couple of contenders yielded a sure winner, currently place-named the Sherry...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

New Coffeeshops (and Trailers) That Kept San Antonio Caffeinated in 2017

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 8:48 AM

The Argentina-based Café Martinez opened in late February with empanadas, Argentinian espresso drinks, sandwiches, and homemade cheesecake. Find them at 7302 Louis Pasteur Drive, (210) 231-0095. The sixth Local Coffee location opened in the Shavano Park area on March 15. Much like its predecessors off Sonterra, Broadway, The...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Where to Sip on a Winter Cocktail in San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 4:40 PM

With the colder weather here, creamy heartwarming cocktails are becoming increasingly popular. Bars all around San Antonio have added a cocktail of this nature to their menu, all with different ingredients and unique takes. Blue Box, in the Pearl, is serving a minty variation on the cream cocktail,...

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This is Why You Should Never Buy Tamales From a Stranger

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 1:57 PM

Tamales are pretty much a must-have during the holidays, which may leave San Antonians in a bind for the delicacy. Maybe that's why this Reddit user decided to buy some tamales on the Next Door app. A Reddit user by the name of Figsnbacon shared a photo of a San...

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The Best Texas Craft Beers We Drank This Year and Why You Should Try Them

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 1:45 PM

If ever a year demanded a long, desperate New Year’s keg stand, it’s this one. Hell, beer and beer-making were some of the only bright spots in 2017, and despite two Big Beer buyouts and some legislative distribution horseshit, the Lone Star State shone its brightest yet. Naming just...

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

New Year's Day Brunches in San Antonio to Cure Your Hangover

Posted By on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Pa' la cruda or if you're still drunk from the night before, here are a few brunches to feel human again. Boiler House // New Year's Day Brunch items include green chile pulled pork, poached eggs and popcorn grits with hollandaise, pickled red onions and cotija cheese; Hangover Hash with...

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Earl Abel's Is Now Open At Its New Location — Here Are Our Thoughts So Far

Posted By on Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 8:35 AM

An 84-year-old institution has moved over to its third home. Earl Abel's, which closed its Austin Hwy. location in October is currently in a soft opening phase at its new home at 1639 Broadway. Here are a few quick thoughts we had during our first visit: 1. Always get...

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Gallo Pizzeria Has Closed Its Doors

Posted By on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 5:31 PM

In sad pre-holiday news, Gallo Pizzeria has rolled out its last ball of dough. Owners Stephanie and Jeremiah McMillan had been struggling since last August and almost closed their doors in 2016 were it not for neighbors coming to their aid with a GoFundMe page. Though steadied by September...

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How Labels Can Help You Save the Tequila Industry

Posted By on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 12:22 PM

TEQUILA IN CRISIS!! SUPPLY AND QUALITY IN JEOPARDY AS LARGE LABELS SEEK SHORTCUTS, RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER ARTISINAL PRODUCERS!! If the supermarket tabloids cared about anything but what star is allegedly cheating on whom (or is dying of an incurable disease), the above headline might make a lot of sense. Though...

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