26 essential spots in and around San Antonio for chicken wings

You'll find little argument that chicken wings are the perfect pub food, and the Alamo City has no shortage of spots that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Willie’s Grill & Icehouse
Multiple locations, williesgrillandicehouse.com
You can get these wings naked or breaded and tossed in sauces like buffalo, bbq or honey garlic.
Photo via Google Maps
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25 essential San Antonio pizza spots everybody should try at least once

Whether you're craving a deep dish Chicago-style pie, a pepperoni-laden New York slice or an oven-fired Mediterranean-style flatbread, San Antonio is home…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Maria’s Pizza
3529 Oakgate Dr, (210) 558-6600, mariaspizzas.com
Serving up the self-proclaimed "Best Pizza in San Antonio," Maria's Pizza is a must for the Alamo City's 'za connoisseurs. Maria's is only open for take-out, so next time you want pizza delivery, maybe skip out on Pizza Hut and give the best pizza in San Antonio a try. 
Photo via Instagram / edghtx
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All the fun-loving San Antonio folks we saw at the opening night of NIOSA 2022

A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA) is one of Fiesta's defining events, packing thousands of revelers into La Villita to celebrate…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the fun-loving San Antonio folks we saw at the opening night of NIOSA 2022
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22 San Antonio bars that open at noon or earlier so you can day drink

Whether you're pre-gaming ahead of a sports event, having a nightshift happy hour or going through a bad breakup, there are times…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cullum’s Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263, cullumsattagirl.com
Known for its fried chicken that’s now available for lunch, you can also stop by Cullum’s starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Seriously, grab a craft beer or two and enjoy it out on the patio of this rustic joint for a late morning pick-me-up.
Photo via Instagram / cullumsattagirl
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San Antonio's essential women-owned restaurants and bars

Women chefs, restaurateurs and innovators are at the forefront of San Antonio's thriving food scene. From bakeries to burger joints, wineries to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

2195 NW Military Highway, (210) 503-5121, clementine-sa.com
Alongside husband and chef John Russ, Elise Russ brings her longtime love for desserts to Clementine, where she serves as an owner and pastry chef. She brings years of experience in the food biz both in the Alamo City and beyond.
Photo via Instagram / clementine.sanantonio
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San Antonio Black-owned restaurants and businesses you can support right now

Unique and successful Black-owned businesses abound in San Antonio, and we’re kicking off Black History Month by highlighting nearly 50 of those…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Studio See
1409 E Commerce St, studioseetx@gmail.com, facebook.com/studioseee
Studio See Tattoo on the city’s east side is the one stop shop for tattoos and piercings. The newly opened shop has rave reviews, and is currently accepting appointments. 
Photo via Instagram / studioseee
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24 San Antonio restaurants that are always worth the wait

Delicious dishes, gorgeous atmosphere and impeccable service make each of these sought-after spots difficult to get into on a whim. Sometimes, you…

By San Antonio Current Staff

136 E Grayson St, (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
Open for all three meals, Supper at the Pearl is a go-to for elevated farm-to-table American dishes. As with any Pearl restaurant, a reservation ahead of time will mean you’re that much closer to scoring savory dishes like branzino or lamb inside this Hotel Emma restaurant.
Photo via Instagram / yourgalmacy
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24 essential San Antonio diners, dives and neighborhood spots for comforting eats

There's nothing like fall weather to trigger cravings for comfort food, whether that be gravy-smothered chicken fried steak, homey and warming fideo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bobbie’s Cafe
6728 S Flores St, (210) 923-1158, bobbiescafe.com
Now operated by his son, Bobbie’s Cafe has been “cookin’ with love” since 1972. Their homestyle meals are sure to make you feel, well, at home, with a range from Tex-Mex dishes to killer burgers and fish plates.
Photo via Instagram / bobbiescafe
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Everything we saw at the Fourth of July celebration at San Antonio's Woodlawn Lake

Last year, San Antonio's official Fourth of July celebration at Woodlawn Lake was cancelled due to the pandemic. As you can see,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at the Fourth of July celebration at San Antonio's Woodlawn Lake
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Everyone we saw at the opening night of NIOSA, or A Night in Old San Antonio

A Night in Old San Antonio, or NIOSA, is dependably one of Fiesta's biggest draws. Despite new pandemic-inspired limits on crowd size,…

By Sanford Nowlin

Everyone we saw at the opening night of NIOSA, or A Night in Old San Antonio
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Everyone we saw at the Tower of the Americas Wine Fest in San Antonio

The Tower of the Americas hosted its third annual Wine Fest on Saturday, serving up a slew of wine samples and chef-prepared…

By Nina Rangel

Everyone we saw at the Tower of the Americas Wine Fest in San Antonio
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Essential San Antonio restaurants and bars with outdoor patios

With COVID surging again in San Antonio, it makes sense to play it safe and avoid crowded indoor spaces. That's why we…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Jay Moreno

Buckets Burgers and Beer
Masks Not Required for Staff or Customers
2014 S WW White Rd, (210) 251-2232, Facebook.com/Bucketsbeergarden
This family-friendly joint offers ample outdoor seating as well as space for the kiddos to let loose. An outdoor bar, live music and huge burgers — among other scrumptious food items — make this a spot you don’t want to miss when the weather is nice.   
Photo via Facebook / Buckets Burgers and Beer Garden
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The Best Food and Drinks in San Antonio, According to Our Readers

The people of San Antonio have spoken! Here are the Best of San Antonio Food & Drink winners for 2019.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Barbecue
Smoke Shack BBQ, 3714 Broadway St, (210) 957-1430, smokeshacksa.com
Photo via Instagram / jessy_eats
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Everyone We Saw at the 2019 Taste of New Orleans

Taste of New Orleans proves that you don't need to leave San Antonio to experience the best of 'Nawlins. From Creole and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at the 2019 Taste of New Orleans
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30 Fiesta Events Every San Antonian Should Go to At Least Once

Anyone who's lived in San Antonio for more than a few years has probably attended a Fiesta party or two. But for…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

$15-$45, Tue. April 23 - Fri. April 26, 7pm and 10pm, Majestic Theater, 226 E Houston St fiestacornyation.com
If you’re not sure what Cornyation in, let this be an introduction: their fans are called Corn Holes. Self-described as “cheap, raunchy, and ready to party,” Cornyation is kind of like a satirical review of current and local affairs. We mean events, not who’s getting with who, of course. With Cornyation, who knows.
Photo via Instagram / fiestacornyation
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25 Last-minute San Antonio Date Ideas That Don't Suck

Whether you’re having a late Valentine’s date or having a date night on the fly, here are some last-minute date ideas that…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Snack on raspas (and all your favorite puro snacks) at Las Nieves
Multiple locations, lasnievesfruitcups.com
It doesn’t get more puro than kissing your date even if they’ve got Frito breath.
Photo via Instagram / eat_intheheartoftexas
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25 Food & Drink Events Happening in San Antonio This Season

There are so many opportunities to try different types of foods and drinks outside of restaurants – and what's better than trying…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Taco Fest: Music y Más
$22-$77, April 13, noon, La Villita, 418 Villita St #9, tacomusicfest.com
If Taco Fest was heaven, San Antonians would go here. Essentially, Taco Fest is a place where a variety of taquerias, food trucks, and restaurants compete to have the best taco in town in various categories, like best breakfast tacos or best puffy tacos. Will your favorite taco win?
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
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20 Actually Fun, Late-night Things to Do in San Antonio

We've all been in the spot, especially during this time of year, where it's suddenly nighttime and yet we're still not tired.…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Main Event Entertainment
1911 N Loop 1604 East, (210) 305-5999, mainevent.com
With bowling, laser tag, arcade games, billiards, gravity ropes, karaoke, minigolf, rock climbing, and virtual reality, what doesn’t Main Event have? The only thing we can think of is an early closing time: they stay open until midnight on weekdays, and 2 a.m. on weekends.
Photo via Instagram / through_jassys_lens
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20 Cheap (And Good) Summer Date Ideas for the Broke San Antonian

Date night can be hard to plan for, especially when trying to keep a tight budget. Don't worry too much though, because…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Alisa Pierce

Go thrift shopping at Boysville Auxiliary Thrift Store
307 W Olmos Dr., (210) 826-2195, boysvilletexas.org
Not only will you and bae be able to score cheap, but quality items, you'll also be giving back in the process. This thrift spot gives back to children/youth in crisis (emotional, physical, or sexual abuse) by providing food, shelter, medical services and clothing.
Photo via boysvillethriftstore
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All the Restaurants That Opened in San Antonio This June

San Antonio saw quite a bit of new restaurants (mostly an add-on to chains and such), a market location, and a few…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hula Poke
11830 Bandera Rd, (210) 592-1003, facebook.com
Hula Poke opened its third location, this time nestled on Bandera Road in Helotes. This growing chain is best known for its DIY poke bowls.
Photo via Instagram / milkbutterandeggs
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10 Events & Deals Happening in San Antonio This Father's Day

This year, treat your old man (and the family) to something they'll actually enjoy. Here's a few ways to spend Father's Day…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Camille Sauers

Rosella at the Rand
114 E Houston St, (210) 595-1410, rosellacoffee.comFor the father who enjoys a nice standing base solo or believes that he can wail on the saxophone like a regular Bill Clinton, Rosella at the Rand will be offering a live jazz brunch complete with $1 bloody mary's for the man of the hour. (Limit of 1 BM per dad)
Photo via Instagram / rosellatx
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Culinaria Food + Wine Festival is Back

Don't miss out on all the delicious options! Learn more about Culinaria here.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo via instagram / culinariasa
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21 San Antonio Bars and Restaurants We’ll Miss in 2018

San Antonio might have seen more than 100 restaurant, coffeeshop, bakery, tea shop, and food truck openings this year, but we also…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Saigon Express
A favorite for pho, Saigon Express abruptly shut down on April 7 after 14 years in the noodle game. The owner declined to give reason for closure.
Photo via  Instagram / ElBeggar
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Colorful Moments from San Antonio's Diwali

In its eighth year, Diwali: Festival of Lights was bigger and better than ever before. Since its inception in 2009, the festival…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Colorful Moments from San Antonio's Diwali
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50 Best Moments You Missed at Tango of the Vines 2017

The annual fundraiser combines Texas Hill Country wines, craft beer and cocktails for your sampling pleasure. Held at The Witte Museum, live…

By San Antonio Current Staff

50 Best Moments You Missed at Tango of the Vines 2017
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20 Reasons Why San Antonio Was Named a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO

This week, UNESCO (which handles cultural distinctions as part of the United Nations) named San Antonio a Creative City of Gastronomy after…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Johnny Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Hernandez
The hometown boy that worked at his father’s Westside restaurant before leaving to New York’s Culinary Institute of America-Hyde Park to gain serious cheffin’ skills. He returned to San Antonio, opened his own catering company, opened La Gloria at the Pearl has accrued a seriously enviable resume that includes opening several La Gloria’s across San Antonio and Vegas, The Fruteria, El Machito, the upcoming Burgerteca and Villa Rica; hosted Andrew Zimmern. Oh, and he cooked President Obama’s Cinco de Mayo dinner in 2016.
Photo via Instagram, iamchefjohnny
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20 Places to Eat Wings in San Antonio That Are Far Better Than Hooters

Okay, we know nobody goes to Hooters for the wings, but just know that you got options. Here are some spots to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Wayne’s Wings
2427 Austin Hwy., (210) 300-3891, wayneswingssa.com
If you ever thought of combining a funnel cake with a chicken wing, then you’ll love Wayne’s Wings. This innovative restaurant tops its wings with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Photo via Instagram, ambitiousvillain
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21 San Antonio Italian Restaurants That Beat Olive Garden

In the mood for pizza, pasta or both? Whether you’re looking for classic Italian fare or that with an American twist, you…

By San Antonio Current Staff

    618 McCullough Ave., (210) 223-5587, guillermosdowntown.com
    At Guillermo’s you have large variety of pastas, steaks, salads and pizzas, whether you’re looking for something hearty, light or just right.
    Photo via Instagram, amberquaid
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25 Festivals In and Around San Antonio to Check Out This Fall

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to take part in. We gathered the best…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Oct. 28, Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest
    100 Main St., Fredericksburg, (830) 997-8515, fbgfoodandwinefest.com
    Head on out to the Hill Country to get some of the best wine Texas has to offer during Fredericksburg’s own food and wine festival. Whether you’re more inclined to white wine or prefer red, you can enjoy food and music throughout the day.
    Photo via Facebook, Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, October 28, 2017
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16 Spots to Get Your Street Taco Fix in San Antonio

Let’s face it: San Antonio is a taco lover’s paradise. Whether it’s out of a truck conveniently located at your nearest gas…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Casa Azul de Andrea
    1036 S. Alamo, (210) 451-9393
    What better place to eat tacos than in the casita/restaurant dedicated to Frida Kahlo?
    Photo via Instagram, lisa.22rn
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