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Happy Hour Hound: Signature’s Best Hour 

click to enlarge ERIN WINCH
  • Erin Winch
A part of the La Cantera Resort & Spa, Signature Restaurant is a beautiful space that overlooks the resort’s golf course and shopping center, and is helmed by chef Andrew Weissman. In addition to a spectacular view and ambiance, the spot also sports delicious food, a cocktail menu and a special discount menu known as Signature Hour.

Signature Hour, La Cantera’s version of a happy hour, is complete with discounted cocktails and a limited food menu. The food options include truffle potato skins for $7, crispy cauliflower for $8, a choice of either three-cheese or a three-meat charcuterie board for $15 and the hearty Signature Burger for $9. Cocktails and wine are available for $7 and beer for $5. The feature runs Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Signature Hour is available in the bar area, on the patio or in the mezzanine, all of which feature breathtaking splendor in the decor and structure of the space, and a gorgeous view. Go here if you’re looking to impress clients or a date. Word of caution: this isn’t the most budget-friendly happy hour — you’d be lucky walking away with a $14 tab after buying one cocktail and some food — but it is an opportunity to try one of the more elegant spaces in San Antonio.

On my most recent visit I opted for the Signature burger, which came decked out with cheese, egg and bacon — a very filling meal that would be perfect for an early dinner.

The Signature Hour drink menu is filled with slight variations on classic cocktails. I decided to go for Ol’ Reliable, a combination of pecan-infused Buffalo Trace, banana liqueur, Disaronno and walnut Bitters, which was expertly prepared. It cost $7, which is half the price of the cocktails on their standard menu, i.e. a steal, and it paired quite well with the burger.

The crowd at Signature’s happy hour is an older one, ranging from those visiting from the hotel, groups that are in the area for business and a few parties were made up of a slightly more mature crowd that just met to catch up and enjoy a meal and drinks. It would be a great happy hour to impress a first date, start off a special evening or to just stop at to get a taste of Signature’s phenomenal menu.
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