Cancun Cruz, Isis Romero, Texas Coast Poop: San Antonio Current's most read news stories of 2021

We hope no one expected 2021 to be a slower news year than the shitshow that was 2020. Because it wasn't. Amid…

By San Antonio Current Staff

20. Texas Governor signs new law requiring strip club employees and patrons to be at least 21
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Everyone we saw on Saturday saying goodbye to San Antonio's Imagine Books and Records

Imagine Books and Records, an independent retailer that doubled as a DIY music venue, is closing this weekend after 10 years in…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw on Saturday saying goodbye to San Antonio's Imagine Books and Records
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Twitter reacts to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott testing positive for COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott, who vigorously fought local governments' ability to implement mask and vaccine mandates amid a statewide surge in new COVID-19…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Twitter reacts to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott testing positive for COVID-19
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Everyone we saw at the grand reopening of the Bonham Exchange in San Antonio

Iconic downtown dance club the Bonham Exchange threw open its doors Friday, welcoming revelers for the first time in 16 months. The…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw at the grand reopening of the Bonham Exchange in downtown San Antonio
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All the beautiful people we saw at Luther's Cafe's Take Pride in Your Health Event

On Wednesday evening, Main Street staple Luther's Cafe hosted a Take Pride in Your Health gathering. Patrons took in a panel discussion on…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the beautiful people we saw at Luther's Cafe's Take Pride in Your Health Event
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25 San Antonio restaurants that opened during the pandemic that you might have missed

Despite the many hardships that faced the bar and restaurant industry last year — thanks, COVID — San Antonio is now awash…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hops & Hounds
13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd., facebook.com/Hops-Hounds-113122597047363
If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, look no further than this new dog-friendly joint in Northeast San Antonio. Hops & Hounds specializes in classic American bites, adult beverages and space for the little ones and pups to play. 
Photo via Instagram /  
hopshoundssa
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Sick times, bad cops and viral weirdos: The year's 20 most-read San Antonio Current news stories

From a global health crisis and a shitshow of an election to lying politicians and cops behaving badly, there was no shortage…

By San Antonio Current Staff

4. In a now-deleted Facebook post, the local GOP leader theorized that the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody might be a "staged event" meant to undermine President Donald Trump's chances with black voters. Read more here.
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Twitter savagely reacts to Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis

Late Thursday, the web erupted when Donald Trump tweeted that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19. With over…

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Twitter savagely reacts to Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis
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25 Hottest San Antonio Food Trucks Serving Up Summertime Eats

Summer is the perfect time to get your food truck game on, so we rounded up 25 of San Antonio's popular ones…

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Mr. Fish
 14530 Roadrunner Way, facebook.com/MrFishTX
Nothing says 'summer' like an order of crisp, fresh fish tacos, and Mr. Fish has got a serious handle on those. Each part of the taco — from the tortilla to the toppings — is prepared with expertise, so you know you'll be getting a hearty, tasty meal when you mosey up to this window. 
Photo via Instagram /  mr.fishtexas
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21 Essential San Antonio Sushi Joints Offering Food To-Go

There's something special about being seated at a sushi bar and losing yourself in watching the deft hand of a sushi master…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Wasabi
9921 I-10 Frontage Rd, 210-877-2300, wasabisanantonio.com/
Try the seared scallops and maki rolls with a serving of Sho Chiko Bai Nigori sake. This spot is also a great option for happy hour specials. 
Photo via Instagram /  wasabisushisa
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26 Essential South Side San Antonio Restaurants to Try Right Now

While the food scene of San Antonio has been changing in a major way the last few months (thanks, COVID-19), there's something…

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Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant
1526 SW Military Dr., (210) 922-3511, donpedro.com
If you want to dine like a true Southsider, hit up Don Pedro for some margs, and food of course. They just reopened their dining room, but you can also get the Don’s eats via curbside and takeout. 
Photo via Instagram /  donpedrotx
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26 San Antonio Restaurants Every Vegan and Vegetarian Should Know

If the current state of affairs has got you feeling sluggish, consider making a trip to one of these 26 vegan- and…

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Thai Vegan
15614 Huebner Rd. #113, (210) 257-0090, thaivegantx.com/wordpress/
When it comes to fresh, vibrant vegan eats, low-key spot Thai Vegan is the place to go. Their dishes are hearty and seasoned perfectly, and we’ve even known some meat-eaters to choose this spot for lunch based on the sheer tastiness of the food. 
Photo via Instagram /  
alamocity.vegans
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22 San Antonio Restaurants We've Said Goodbye to So Far in 2020

Over recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed San Antonio dining favorites including San Antonio staple The Spaghetti Warehouse and Noodle Tree,…

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El Bosque Mexican Restaurant
12656 West Ave
After more than 40 years in business, El Bosque Mexican Restaurant on SA’s North side closed earlier this month, citing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. El Bosque shared space with Two Bros. BBQ Market in a shady oak grove near Austin Highway. Owner Carmen Gonzalez hopes to reopen the concept at a different, smaller location in the future. 
Photo via Instagram /  
do210
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Everything We Saw as San Antonio Bars Reopened on Friday

Bars across Texas reopened at 25% occupancy Friday after Gov. Greg Abbott's latest order restarting the state's economy. Clearly, lots of Alamo…

By Sanford Nowlin

Everything We Saw as San Antonio Bars Reopened on Friday
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In a Takeout Rut? We Asked 15 San Antonio Chefs What They've Been Ordering While Quarantined

As of Friday, San Antonio restaurants are able to open their dining rooms at 50% capacity under Phase 2 of Governor Abbott's…

By Nina Rangel

Botika
303 Pearl Parkway #111, (210) 670-7684, botikapearl.com
The Dragon Dinner at Botika has become chef Geronimo Lopez’s go-to when he needs a meal to-go. The meal feeds four, and includes all of his favorite things: whole roasted chicken with anticuchero marinade & chimichurri, potstickers, egg rolls, steamed rice, corn salsa, salad and dessert. 
Photo courtesy Geronimo Lopez
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Twitter Savagely Roasts Texas Mayor for Violating Lockdown to Get Her Nails Done

Even though Gov. Greg Abbott is rushing to reopen the state, his breakneck pace is apparently not fast enough for one Texan…

By Kelly Nelson

Twitter Savagely Roasts Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames for Violating Lockdown for Manicure
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A Step-by-Step Guide for Making a Simple No-Sew DIY Face Mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its COVID-19 prevention protocol to recommend people wear cloth face masks in situations…

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Making a Simple No-Sew DIY Face Mask
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21 Strange and Serene Photos of the Empty San Antonio River Walk Taken While We Shelter in Place

Sure, San Antonio's empty downtown streets may seem a little apocalyptic, but the lack of people has given local photographers a chance…

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21 Unique Photos of the Empty River Walk Taken While We Shelter in Place
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22 of the Most Interesting Things You Can Get Delivered Right Now in San Antonio

Tired of ordering pizza every night while you browse products on Amazon, but overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of local businesses offering…

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Cereal Killer Sweets
For those with a sweet tooth that are tired of noshing on cookies, Cereal Killer Sweets is the place to go. After placing your order, they will have it delivered to your home via USPS Priority Mail...because priorities.
Photo Courtesy of Cereal Killer Sweets
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The Best Shelter-in-Place Social Media Jokes From San Antonio Stand-Up Comedians

Like all stage performers in this time of quarantine, stand-up comedians are missing live audiences and the immediate rush of fan response.…

By Kiko Martinez

The Best Shelter-in-Place Social Media Jokes From San Antonio Stand-Up Comedians
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All the Best Tweets About San Antonio's Coronavirus Lockdown

When San Antonio and Bexar County were ordered to shelter in place this week, it was only a matter of time before…

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All the Best Tweets About the San Antonio Lockdown
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A Photographer Took Eerie Shots of Deserted San Antonio Landmarks Before the Coronavirus Lockdown. Let's Take a Look.

Shortly before San Antonio's shelter-in-place order went into effect, local photographer Aimee Wyatt — who runs the Scenes of Texas website —toured downtown landmarks…

By Sanford Nowlin

A Photographer Took Eerie Shots of Deserted San Antonio Landmarks Before the Coronavirus Lockdown. Let's Take a Look.
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20 Adoptable Animals in San Antonio In Case You Need Companionship in Quarantine

All alone during this quarantine? Having a hard time with the necessary social distancing? Then why not adopt a pet? Luckily, the…

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Ensign
"I know I am beautiful with my long, fluffy coat but I don't let it go to my head. I'm very quiet but I love attention. I would be quite content to just curl up next to you or maybe even in your lap and spend our days relaxing!"
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Everyone We Saw on Opening Night of the 2020 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair

Coronavirus, who? Despite numerous event cancellations and postponements, the party went on for this year's Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair. The annual…

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Everyone We Saw on Opening Night of the 2020 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair
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