The most wonderful time of the year is about to be here: FIESTA! I am excited to get it going! Less than a week away, Fiesta runs from April 18th through the 28th. Be sure to find out when all your favorite events are by visiting the Fiesta San Antonio website. One event you shouldn’t overlook is the Charreada, or Mexican rodeo, that happens each Sunday of Fiesta at 3:00PM. Mariachis, Charros, Ranchera dresses and Ballet Folklórico, you don’t get more Fiesta than this event! On to the Quick Bites!
- Abandoning my traditional chilaquiles rancheros at Thousand Oaks Cafe, I decided to try out the chilaquiles verdes. Scrambled eggs and fried tortillas are mixed with shredded chicken, white cheese and a tomatillo sauce. While it still is odd for me to eat chicken and eggs at the same time (something about that seems weird), the meat was very tender and went well with the plate.
- Looking for the best buffet value in the city that has top notch food? You got to check out El Bohio off of Burr and Harry Wurzbach Road, right close to Fort Sam Houston. The Puerto Rican/Caribbean buffet is all you can eat, and at $5.99 during the weekday lunch hour, El Bohio is one of the most reasonably priced lunch options in the city (buffet or not). The shredded pork was my favorite dish and the plantains are a perfect way to end the meal.
- Speaking of value, I have to agree with Ben Olivo’s assessment that Lüke has the best happy hour downtown. I will go a step further: it is the best happy hour in the city. For just a handful of dollars you can grab a brew along with a several oysters, meat pies or pretzels.
- I know that I haven’t talked about our chickens in a while, but they are getting really big. Just over two months old, they are quite the foragers in the lawn and attackers of lizards. I am even hearing some “clucks” instead of “chirps.” I look forward to putting together another post about how they have grown! Until then, enjoy this picture of Ruby.