Thursday, June 24, 2004

Hard target

It's difficult to find fault with Ácenar's upscale Tex-Mex menu

Posted on Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-06-24 A short stroll downstream from Ácenar, the stylish new restaurant recently opened by Biga's Bruce Auden and Lisa Wong of Rosario and China Latina, is a towering twin cypress. A tile plaque marking the tree cites its legendary significance as "a lookout of a Mexican sniper who...

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Thursday, June 10, 2004

In praise of pupusas

Meatless in steer city

Posted on Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-06-10 I fell in love with pupusas after a summer stint as an intern in Washington, D.C. In the part of the capital where I lived, Central Americans outnumbered Chicanos and pupuserias took the place of taquerias. This was my first real experience with large groups of Latinos...

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Kiss of the mussel lips

Bypass the bivalves at Pho San Antonio for a rewarding Asian experiment

Posted on Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-06-10 Used to be you could ascribe the presence of Asian restaurants in San Antonio to the city's military bases and their operations in the Far Eastern theater. Vietnamese, Thai, and Korean restaurants, in particular, fell under this mantle. But with military attention directed to other fronts these...

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In praise of pupusas

Meatless in steer city

Posted on Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-06-10 I fell in love with pupusas after a summer stint as an intern in Washington, D.C. In the part of the capital where I lived, Central Americans outnumbered Chicanos and pupuserias took the place of taquerias. This was my first real experience with large groups of Latinos...

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Thursday, June 3, 2004

One for the family

Giuseppe Palmeri opens a homey pizzeria for his son

Posted on Thu, Jun 3, 2004 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2004-06-03 The peripatetic Giusseppe Palmeri has occupied more restaurant locations in San Antonio than Taco Bell has outlets - exaggerating only slightly. OK, a lot, but the man nevertheless gets around. His last place, as I recall, was the star-crossed site now occupied by San Remo redux...

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