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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Cupboard Cocktails: Forget Quarantinis. Let's Talk About the Real Martini, a Classic Worth Revisiting

Posted By on Sun, May 24, 2020 at 8:29 AM

When the term “quarantini” first appeared, it was cute — just what we needed in a time of stress, I admit to thinking. Then, like so many memes in the making, it took over the internet. Instagram images of questionable-looking drinks appeared in the classic glasses, sometimes placed next...

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

San Antonio Chef Ernie Bradley's Painkiller Cocktail Could Be Your New At-Home Summertime Sipper

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2020 at 11:18 PM

The Painkiller cocktail is a rum-based tiki drink, traditionally made with cream of coconut, pineapple, orange juice and garnished with nutmeg. Like the piña colada, the Painkiller is a quintessential summertime drink, perfect for lounging by the pool or kicking back on a sun-lit patio. “My wife and I...

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San Antonio Bars and Eateries Are Offering Fun Ways to Imbibe During the Long Weekend

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2020 at 2:58 PM

With a long weekend looming and bars and restaurants operating at 25% and 50% capacity, respectively, there's plenty to do around town as you anticipate your extra day off. We gathered a few options for those who want to venture out and those who'd rather not. Hey, we're inclusive!...

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Former San Antonio Spur Matt Bonner and JUICEssential Launch Red Mamba Blend

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2020 at 1:09 PM

Former San Antonio Spur Matt Bonner is teaming with a homegrown juice company on a new drink whose proceeds will benefit the nonprofit arm of Spurs Sports and Entertainment. Bonner developed the appropriately named Red Mamba juice blend in partnership with SA's raw, cold-pressed juice company JUICEssential, which began selling the drink...

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12% of Texas Restaurants Have Permanently Closed Due to COVID-19, Industry Group Says

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2020 at 11:35 AM

The Texas Restaurant Association released new stats Thursday on the impact COVID-19 shutdowns are having on its industry — and they're staggering. Roughly 12% of Texas restaurants have permanently closed because of the pandemic, according to Emily Williams Knight, the association's CEO told TV station WFAA8. She also predicted the number...

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If You're Going to a Bar Tonight, San Antonio, Be Kind and Tip Big

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2020 at 8:16 AM

More than two months ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order temporarily closing Texas bars and restaurants. Nearly 700,000 Texas hospitality workers have lost their jobs since then. Now, on Friday, bars will reopen, but with restrictions. If you plan on going out to...

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

These San Antonio Bars Will Open Their Doors to Guests Friday — But With Restrictions

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM

As part of Phase 2 of Governor Abbott's plan to reopen the Texas economy, San Antonio will be able to welcome guests as early as 12:01 a.m. Friday. Even though they can only operate at 25% of their capacity and can't allow guests to actually belly up to the...

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Texas Governor Lets TABC Waive Pricy Late Fees to Give Relief to Bar Owners

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2020 at 12:57 PM

As Texas bars prepare to open their doors Friday, the Governor’s office said the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission can waive late fees for businesses whose license and permit renewals have lapsed into — or past — the state's 30-day grace period. The waiver — adopted to help bars and restaurants as they try...

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