There was quite the stir in the San Antonio food scene this past week with multiple stories getting national exposure. It’s not often that there is this kind attention on the Alamo City, so this week’s Quick Bites are going to focus on several of these stories.
- Local blogger @SymiGoddess stumbled upon food celebs and chefs associated with the Bravo show Top Chef the other night at the Esquire Tavern. Several tweets later, she was asked by a person to stop sending out her updates as they felt she was giving away secret Top Chef information. In her blog post entitled The Night Bravo Told Me To Stop Tweeting, she talks about the events that transpired and offers insight on the forthcoming Top Chef Season 9. Warning: some of the language is a little blue.
- Coffee roasters Brown Coffee Company found themselves receiving unwanted attention for sending out what appeared to be a disparaging tweet about the passing New York State’s Marriage Equality Bill. This comment prompted both national and local businesses, including The Monterey, to stop carrying their coffee, a halfhearted apology by Brown Coffee Company only to be followed up with a blog post that retracted the apology. Brown Coffee Company immediately locked their Twitter account and all the comments on their blog which seems ironic given how the owner states that he likes to promote open communication. I, for one, will choose to spend my money elsewhere.
- I went to Tong’s Thai to snag a Saturday Morning Bubble Tea made with strawberries and bananas; it was my first ever bubble tea that I have ever had and really enjoyed it, though it is a little expensive at $5 for the drink.
- A couple of friends were in town from Austin and were looking at possibly moving to San Antonio. I decided to take them to La Gloria, recently named one of the best new restaurants in San Antonio, to get some Mexican street food. I ordered a wide variety of items but loved the suggestions of @ShrinkingFoodie on the ceviche verde and Eva of Mesa a Mesa on the tacos dorados de pollo verde. I plan on writing a more detailed article in the near future.