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Welcome To Flavor (Summer 2015) 

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We can't blame you for not keeping up with the deluge of openings going on in our fair city. Since our last Flavor in December 2014, more than a dozen eateries joined the ranks, with more coming in the next few months.

With this edition of the San Antonio Current's Ultimate Food Lover's Guide, we share with you restaurants we're crazy for, including a few on the city's East Side, a certain major brewery at The Pearl and even one that requires a road trip. The influx of restaurants and bars also called for an expansion of spots on our list.

On the trend side of things, we can't help but find great hot dogs in the city. We profile a hot dog OG, along with newcomers to downtown and the San Antonio area with the addition of the upcoming Frank. Grilling aficionados can look forward to tips from four of the city's most versatile chefs, along with safety guidelines for keeping things clean and healthy when you're having pals over for a casual cookout.

For those on a budget — and really, who isn't? — we're sharing a list of the best food deals around town, be it from fancy restaurants to laid-back taquerias. For the locavore, we've gathered up hot markets to check out along with tips on canning those summer harvests.

We didn't forget our local boozehounds and hop fans. Read about wines that are perfect for grilling, beers with which to chill in your kiddie pool, crazy micheladas and bloody marys to drink right now and boozy milkshakes that make us feel like young adventurers again.

And we're looking to the future, with camping essentials for the gourmet hiker (it's not all s'mores and hot dogs) heading to Lost Maples this fall and a culinary calendar that will help you look forward to more than a dozen food- and booze-friendly events.

Stay hungry, San Antonio.

Table of Contents

Gourmet And Insane Hot Dogs In San Antonio

Grilling Safety: Or How To Not Give Yourself Salmonella

12 Hot Restaurants: Where To Eat And Drink Right Now

The Cheap Eats Round-up

Boozy Nostalgia: An Open Letter To Alcoholic Milkshakes

6 Summer Beers We Love

Chamoy-Soaked Micheladas And Bloody Marys To Help You Get Over La Cruda

10 Wines For Your Summer Cookouts

A Guide To Gourmet Camp Cooking

7 Farmers Markets To Check Out Now


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