The big game is this weekend, which means it is time to break out my mom’s famous queso, grill some sausage and eat some chicken wings. Thankfully, America was able to avoid the “chicken wing cliff” and there will be no shortage – in fact over 1.23 billion wings will be consumed over Super Bowl Weekend. I have been pretty good at predicting the games leading up to the Super Bowl (got both teams correct this past week), so I am going with the Ravens win 24-21. Who do you have? On to the Quick Bites!
- This past week I stopped by Pam’s Patio to celebrate a friend’s birthday and was impressed by the Reuben there. Served on grilled pumpernickel bread, Pam’s loads the sandwich with tons of pastrami, sauerkraut and marinated onion. But the secret ingredient is the tangy dressing that takes the sandwich to the top. Protip: get to Pam’s Patio a shade before noon to avoid the long lunch line; however, if you show up late and the line is already to the door, rest assured that the Reuben is worth waiting in line.
- After running the story on Teka Molino where I called their puffy tacos one of the “puffiest” in town, the owner messaged me on Facebook to offer a reason why. Here is what he had to say, “The secret for our “puffiest” puffy tacos and the rest of our corn/masa products is that we cook and grind our corn everyday.” Try them out and see if you can taste the difference.
- Pop-up dinners, where people gather for a one-night only meal with friends and strangers hosted by a local chef, are becoming quite popular in San Antonio. Often times the multi-course meal is at an intriguing or off-the-wall location and is accompanied by art and decor from a local artist. The Riff Raff Supper Club announced their latest pop-up dinner for February 8th at noon today, and the event sold out in little over an hour! Be sure to bookmark their site for future announcements.
- The City of San Antonio announced that they will implement a citywide composting program. Residents interested in participating can purchase a $3 green container to put their organic waste such as yard trimmings and food scraps. Check out the post on The Rivard Report for more information on how to participate in the program.