Thursday, April 29, 2004

From the borderlands

Hacienda Los Barrios puts a twist on the familiar

Posted on Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-29 San Antonio has always been a little ahead of the curve in the realm of enchiladas, but its legendary Mexican restaurants have, for the most part, held to a line well within Loop 410. Now comes Los Barrios, a stalwart in the local dining community, staking out...

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Thursday, April 22, 2004

Nacho ordinary taqueria

For late-night taco attacks, you can't top Las Brazas

Posted on Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-22 No examination of tortillas would be complete without sampling them cut, fried, and heaped with four different kinds of artery-clogging fat. We mean nachos, of course, and according to Executive Chef Jason Dady of the Lodge in Castle Hills, Las Brazas is the place to go for...

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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Happy meals

San Antonio's kid-friendly restaurants

Posted on Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-15 Admittedly, it takes easygoing people to think that dining out with children is fun. Walking into a restaurant with preteens often draws the same apprehensive gazes (not to say outright animosity) that greet infants on airplanes. The main ingredient is picking a restaurant where the parents...

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Happy meals

San Antonio's kid-friendly restaurants

Posted on Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-15 Admittedly, it takes easygoing people to think that dining out with children is fun. Walking into a restaurant with preteens often draws the same apprehensive gazes (not to say outright animosity) that greet infants on airplanes. The main ingredient is picking a restaurant where the parents...

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Happy meals

San Antonio's kid-friendly restaurants

Posted on Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-15 Admittedly, it takes easygoing people to think that dining out with children is fun. Walking into a restaurant with preteens often draws the same apprehensive gazes (not to say outright animosity) that greet infants on airplanes. The main ingredient is picking a restaurant where the parents...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Best Coffeehouse

Readers' and Staff pick: Candlelight coffeehouse

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-14 Espuma in Southtown makes the best cappuccinos, with the perfect ratio of foam to espresso. Café Latino cooks a mean stack o' pancakes. With its delicious paninis, Sip has spruced up the corner of Houston and St. Mary's. The Christian-based Lighthouse in Stone Oak makes a...

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Best Pizza

Readers' and Editors' Choice: Rome's Pizza (at Bitters Road)Readers' and Editors' Choice: Rome's Pizza (at Bitters Road)Readers' and Editors' Choice: Rome's Pizza (at Bitter Road)

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-14 What are the qualities of a superior slice? Various opinions rage along the byways and back alleys of New York, Chicago, and Boston, even penetrating the editorial offices of this paper. It's hard to find consensus on the issue, never mind unanimity. Yet almost everyone here at...

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Thursday, April 8, 2004

Saucy Pizza, Jersey-Style

The attitude is authentic as the food at Florio's Pizza

Posted on Thu, Apr 8, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-08 If you're looking for a major, this-can't-be-San Antonio experience - and some of you out there surely must be - have I ever got a place for you: Florio's Pizza. "Originally from New Jersey - since 1980," the menu proclaims, making one thing abundantly clear: You...

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Want fries with that?

Restaurants and retail shops get serious about the art business

Posted on Thu, Apr 8, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-08 The olive-green walls of Silo Restaurant's bar might not strike the casual observer as prime gallery space. Slightly recessed, lit like booths at an upscale Italian hole-in-the-wall, it takes some imagination to think you could successfully move paintings off these surfaces and into the hands of collectors....

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Thursday, April 1, 2004

Paloma Luxe

Paloma Blanca cranks out old favorites in swell new surroundings

Posted on Thu, Apr 1, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-04-01 Paloma Blanca's old location, inherited from another Mexican restaurant with a long history, was low-ceilinged and cozy, with venerable murals and an intimate bar. The new digs, on the other hand, are multi-leveled, expansive, and cool - almost aloof - with a monochromatic color scheme, minimal...

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