January 19, 2016

The 25 San Antonio dishes you should eat before you die

We've compiled a list of amazing dishes in Alamo City to help aspiring foodies lost on where to start. From crudité to cabrito, there's something for everyone.
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Nashville hot wings from Cullum's Attagirl 
Fans of heat can clear their sinuses with the Nashville-style hot chicken wings. Brined in buttermilk for up to two days, the drumettes are then dredged in Attagirl's signature Southern-style spices and a helping of a thick cayenne paste.
Cullum's Attagirl, 729 E. Mistletoe Ave., (210) 437-4263, facebook.com/Cullums-Attagirl. 
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Nashville hot wings from Cullum's Attagirl
Fans of heat can clear their sinuses with the Nashville-style hot chicken wings. Brined in buttermilk for up to two days, the drumettes are then dredged in Attagirl's signature Southern-style spices and a helping of a thick cayenne paste.
Cullum's Attagirl, 729 E. Mistletoe Ave., (210) 437-4263, facebook.com/Cullums-Attagirl.

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Fried snapper throats from Southerleigh 
If you're going to have snapper throats on the menu, your staff has to be ready to answer some pretty silly questions. Thankfully, Southerleigh's servers are more than adept at guiding adventurous eaters through this surprisingly meaty number. Take your time and savor the richness, though don't forget to add a dab of Crystal aioli.
Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery, 136 E. Grayson St., Suite 120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com.
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Fried snapper throats from Southerleigh
If you're going to have snapper throats on the menu, your staff has to be ready to answer some pretty silly questions. Thankfully, Southerleigh's servers are more than adept at guiding adventurous eaters through this surprisingly meaty number. Take your time and savor the richness, though don't forget to add a dab of Crystal aioli.
Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery, 136 E. Grayson St., Suite 120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com.

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Barbacoa from El Milagrito
High in fat content and strong in flavor, the barbacoa at El Milagrito is both impeccable and delectable, especially when paired with avocado, onions and cilantro for a little added flavor.
El Milagrito Cafe, 521 E Woodlawn Ave., (210) 737-8646, elmilagritocafe.com.
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Barbacoa from El Milagrito
High in fat content and strong in flavor, the barbacoa at El Milagrito is both impeccable and delectable, especially when paired with avocado, onions and cilantro for a little added flavor.
El Milagrito Cafe, 521 E Woodlawn Ave., (210) 737-8646, elmilagritocafe.com.

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Cabrito from Los Cabriteros 
The plate of costillas cargadas (cross-cut Angus ribs) suggest a brushing of soy or Maggi, only added to their deep flavor.
Los Cabriteros, 17660 Henderson Pass, 468-2904, loscabriteros.net.
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Cabrito from Los Cabriteros
The plate of costillas cargadas (cross-cut Angus ribs) suggest a brushing of soy or Maggi, only added to their deep flavor.
Los Cabriteros, 17660 Henderson Pass, 468-2904, loscabriteros.net.

Photo via Dan Payton
Tonkotsu from Kimura 
Kimura gained local attention for its ramen creations, to the credit of chef Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn. The tonkotsu noodles in pork bone broth are a good place to start. 
Kimura, 152 E. Pecan St. #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com. 
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Tonkotsu from Kimura
Kimura gained local attention for its ramen creations, to the credit of chef Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn. The tonkotsu noodles in pork bone broth are a good place to start.
Kimura, 152 E. Pecan St. #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com.

Photo via Facebook (Elias Popa?)
The crudité plate from Alchemy
While Alchemy's crudité plate changes weekly — granted "preparations subject to a capricious growing climate" — it always retains its vibrant colors. 
Alchemy Kombucha And Culture,1123 N. Flores St. (210) 320-1168, alchemysanantonio.com. 
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The crudité plate from Alchemy
While Alchemy's crudité plate changes weekly — granted "preparations subject to a capricious growing climate" — it always retains its vibrant colors.
Alchemy Kombucha And Culture,1123 N. Flores St. (210) 320-1168, alchemysanantonio.com.

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Tacos Bistec from La Gloria 
La Gloria offers a wide array of delicious items reminiscent of the street foods from interior Mexico, but the wisest carnivores will opt for the juicy bistec tacos at this vibrant cantina. 
La Gloria, 100 E. Grayson St., (210) 267-9040, lagloriaicehouse.com. 
Photo via Facebook (La Gloria)
Tacos Bistec from La Gloria
La Gloria offers a wide array of delicious items reminiscent of the street foods from interior Mexico, but the wisest carnivores will opt for the juicy bistec tacos at this vibrant cantina.
La Gloria, 100 E. Grayson St., (210) 267-9040, lagloriaicehouse.com.

Photo via Facebook (La Gloria)
Arrachera skirt steak from Ácenar
The tender skirt steak listed on the dinner menu of "HotMex CoolBar" Ácenar is grilled arrachera style, and accompanied by onions, pico de gallo, guacamole and charro beans.
Ácenar Mexican Restaurant, 146 E. Houston St., acenar.com.

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Vegetable tagine from Moroccan Bites
The pile of seasonal vegetables form a pyramid of squash, carrots, peas, and potatoes atop a pool of steaming hot broth. Simple, savory, and a touch peppery. 
Moroccan Bites, 5714 Evers Rd., (210) 706-9700, moroccanbitescuisine.com. 
Photo via San Antonio Current
Vegetable tagine from Moroccan Bites
The pile of seasonal vegetables form a pyramid of squash, carrots, peas, and potatoes atop a pool of steaming hot broth. Simple, savory, and a touch peppery.
Moroccan Bites, 5714 Evers Rd., (210) 706-9700, moroccanbitescuisine.com.

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Monster Kong Nachos from Chacho's
Quantity is the main objective with Chacho's Monster Kong Nachos, which tosses picadillo, shredded chicken and mesquite beef fajitas onto one platter with beans and cheese. 
Chacho's, multiple locations, chachos.com. 
Photo via Facebook (Chacho's)
Monster Kong Nachos from Chacho's
Quantity is the main objective with Chacho's Monster Kong Nachos, which tosses picadillo, shredded chicken and mesquite beef fajitas onto one platter with beans and cheese.
Chacho's, multiple locations, chachos.com.

Photo via Facebook (Chacho's)