25 signs you're too puro San Antonio for your own good

San Antonians have well-documented quirks when it comes to the food, culture, music and entertainment we love. When we're all-in for that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Your craving for Lucas is so uncontrollable you've actually snorted lines of it. 
Photo by Sanford Nowlin
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The 25 unwritten rules of San Antonio

San Antonio's a city with its own attitude and its own culture. And San Antonians — at least the ones who stick…

By San Antonio Current Staff

It's acceptable to refer to any place that serves cold beer as an "ice house."
Photo via Instagram / tonyssiesta
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9 San Antonio street artists you should be following on Instagram

San Antonio is home to kickass street artists. Their vibrant murals can be found all over the city, including the St. Mary's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@rmhworks
In addition to painting the vivid designs covering St. Mary’s wine bar Little Death, Rudy Marco Herrera recently completed a massive mural on the downtown Kress building. 
Photo via Instagram / rmhworks
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Toothless politicians, motorized recliners and fart crimes: the weirdest Texas news stories of 2020

This year, it sure seemed like Texas was poised to yank the gimme cap-shaped crown off Florida's head and declare itself the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

It looks like San Antonio finally has its answer to Nathan Apodaca's viral Ocean Spray TikTok. Just take away the skateboard and cranberry juice and replace it with a motorized La-Z-Boy-style recliner and a beverage from SA taco chain Mama Margie's. Read more here.
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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…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Best Tweets About the San Antonio Lockdown
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The Most Puro Things That Happened in San Antonio This Decade

While we may not have noted every single puro thing that's happened in San Antonio over the last 10 years, we've highlighted…

By San Antonio Current Staff

People may not want to admit it, but "fight at Chacho's" absolutely screams San Antonio. Read more here.
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Where to Find the Best Fideo Loco in San Antonio

It's undeniable: San Antonians really love fideo loco. Though we'll all claim that our mama/abuela makes the best bowl in the world,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Original Blanco Cafe
Multiple locations, originalblancocafe.com
A favorite for plenty of locals, Blanco Cafe is revered for its take on fideo loco. The $7.99 dish is a mix of fideo, picadillo and ranchero beans cooked in a tomato gravy, and served with freshly-made tortillas. Mmm… If you don’t want picadillo, you can opt for spicy asada a la Mexicana for a few bucks more.
Photo via Instagram / aly_bun
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Where to Find the Absolute Best Barbecue in San Antonio

Even in the meat-loving state of Texas, not all barbecue is created equal. Thankfully, these San Antonio restaurants know what they're doing…

By San Antonio Current Staff

BBQLIFE By Chris
902 S WW White Road, (210) 359-1511, facebook.com/Bbqlifebychris
From the same family behind Ed’s Smok-N-Q comes BBQLIFE By Chris – the project of Chris Ashford. The pitmaster runs the show at this joint down the road from 2M. Whenever you’re in need of a laidback spot to just slam back some ‘cue and live your best life, BBQLIFE will come through.
Photo via Instagram / waltlewjr
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25 things you have to do before you're a puro San Antonian

"Puro" isn't just an adjective, it's a way of life for lots of San Antonians. Whether you're born and bred here or…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sober up with barbacoa and Big Red
What better way is there to sober up?
Photo by Drew Patterson
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21 Signs You’ve Lived in San Antonio Too Long

Plenty of folks say San Antonio is a big city with a small town feel – which makes it easy for transplants…

By San Antonio Current Staff

You know at least one couple that got together after a wild night out on the Strip.
Couples who act ratchet together, stay together.
Photo by Erik Gustafson
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All the Puro People Who Toughed Out Heat at the 2019 Barbacoa & Big Red Festival

Despite long lines and high temperatures, lots of folks made sure to get their fix of barbacoa and Big Red at the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Puro People Who Toughed Out Heat at the 2019 Barbacoa & Big Red Festival
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The Most Creative, Puro San Antonio Fiesta Medals You Should Already Have

There's literally hundreds of Fiesta medals out there, you could search for days and days and still not find all of them…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Playland by Irma Golden
Long live Playland Park.
Photo via SA Flavor
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20 Things That Are Weird Everywhere Except San Antonio

From stuff that falls under the "puro" category to things that only make sense because of San Antonio culture, here's some things…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Saying “puro pinche” on a daily basis
Sometimes, it’s all you have to say.
Photo via Twitter / @PuroSanAntonio
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25 Hilariously Accurate Tweets Every San Antonian Can Understand

San Antonio is a unique city. Call it puro culture, or maybe the collective personality of the folks who live here. Whatever…

By San Antonio Current Staff

25 Hilariously Accurate Tweets Every San Antonian Can Understand
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24 Things You'll Only Remember If You're a True San Antonian

San Antonio loves being nostalgic. And part of the nostalgic tendencies includes remembering things that no longer exist in the Alamo City.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bread rolling on conveyor belt on Butter Krust billboard
San Pedro used to be a lot more tempting to drive down, as it was home of the iconic moving billboard from Butter Krust at the Hildebrand intersection. The “Falling Slices” billboard was exactly what it sounds like. Slice after slice would tumble down endlessly from the infinite loaf.
Photo via Instagram / barbacoapparel
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The Most Puro Ways to Propose in San Antonio

Thinking of popping the big question to your one-and-only? Why not go the puro route then? If your boo is down for…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Rushing the court after a Spurs game
Hop past security and pop the question on the court – and be prepared to have some explaining to do. (Or you can do so during the Kiss Cam for a safer route.)
Photo via Instagram / spurs
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The Most Puro San Antonio Things That Happened This Year

What can we say? We look forward to all the puro shit y'all do. Here's a collection of some puro AF stuff…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Those towing fees ain't no joke. Read more.
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25 Relatable Tweets About Latino Christmas

Latino Christmas, Mexican Christmas, whatever you want to call it, we're sure you'll find these tweets super relatable this Noche Buena. Just…

By San Antonio Current Staff

25 Relatable Tweets About Latino Christmas
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All the Puro San Antonians We Saw at This Year's Raspa Fest

It's no secret that San Antonians love raspas, so of course we have a whole festival dedicated to them! Despite the weather…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Puro San Antonians We Saw at This Year's Raspa Fest
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Here's How San Antonians Are Celebrating Manu Ginobili Day

Following Manu Ginobili's retirement "from basketball," Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced that Thursday, August 20 would be acknowledged as Manu Ginobili Day. So…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Here's How San Antonians Are Celebrating Manu Ginobili Day
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20 Hilarious Tweets About San Antonio Only Locals Could Appreciate

What can we say? San Antonio is one of a kind. We rounded up some on-point tweets about the good ole Alamo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

20 Hilarious Tweets About San Antonio Only Locals Could Appreciate
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Local Baseball Team Renamed 'Flying Chanclas de San Antonio' & Twitter Loves It

The Minor League Baseball association announced its inaugural "Copa de la Diversión" campaign to highlight the Hispanic communities in the league and the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Local Baseball Team Renamed 'Flying Chanclas de San Antonio' & Twitter Loves It
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20 Tweets About San Antonio Only Locals Could Appreciate

What can we say? San Antonio is one of a kind. We skimmed some of the latest and top tweets about the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

20 Tweets About San Antonio Only Locals Could Appreciate
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25 Essential Southside Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now

With Southerleigh Brewing Co., El Machito and The Friendly Spot all setting up shop at Brooks within the next year, the food…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Uncle Barney’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers
7015 Interstate 35 Access Rd., (210) 922-6602
The cheese and mayo fuse together beautifully here, creating a slight creamy texture to your burger. Oh, and if you happen to visit when they’re cooking up the Texas-shaped patty, pour one out for the republic and enjoy.
Photo via Instagram / mchellrodriguez
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25 #PuroSanAntonio Instagrams

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12 Puro San Antonio Valentines

Download these puro San Antonio valentine's here and here.

By San Antonio Current Staff

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13 Puro San Antonio Instagrams

Some things you'll see only in San Antonio. Tag #purosanantonio when you post your San Antonio pics to Instagram.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fiesta has a dress code. (@leann2804)
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