Have you ever hit a wall? I don’t know if it was a cross between writer’s block, multiple weekends of traveling outside of San Antonio or simply exhaustion, but I haven’t been feeling it. While I finally snapped out of it last night, I would welcome anyone’s suggestions to overcoming a creativity slump in the comments below. At any rate, the triumphant return of the Quick Bites!
- Movies, movies, movies! There some cool opportunities to catch a flick, and I am not talking simply about the summer blockbusters. Whether you are a cinephile or just want to catch a classic under the stars, you have lots of opportunities. Main Plaza is hosting a Thursday night series called Cycle-In Cinema where moviegoers are encouraged to bike in to the plaza to watch a movie that has a scene (or two) with bicycles in it. The kicker is that they are powering the projector by people peddling! The Goonies are showing this Thursday, July 18 and the series is continuing through the end of August. (I can’t wait for E.T. on August 8!) The Alamo Drafthouse is returning to the Pearl Brewery with their Friday Night Films. This year’s theme is cars, with The Blues Brothers kicking everything off tonight at dusk. Family friendly movies are being shown on Tuesdays at Hemisphere Park at Movies by Moonlight through the end of July. The next flick to be shown is the adaptation of the Lorax by Dr. Suess. The best part? All these events are free!
- If you have been a fan of the 1005 Faces photography project by Sarah Brooke Lyons, then you will be interested in her fundraiser called Camera For A Cause. Sarah is traveling with a group of mission workers to Natal, Brazil and is trying to raise funds for a new camera to help document her trip. If you have the ability, consider helping her out!
- Local blogger Lauren Madrid had a post on Eater about the hottest restaurants right now in San Antonio. Check it out for the lowdown on the many new restaurants that have opened in Southtown, Downtown and Lower Broadway, including one of my favorites for BBQ, The Granary. (By the way, can we all just agree not to refer to Lower Broadway as Lo-Bro? As a resident along this corridor, I would really appreciate not having quite a fratted out name. I am open to suggestions.)
- All you Yelpers, or people who just want to party, you might want to get your RSVP in for the big Yelp Backstage Pass party. The event promises tons of food, drinks, fun and music. While the party is July 23rd, you should probably register now for a chance to get in.
- Although I am sure other aromas are in the air in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, one couple has found offense to the aroma coming from the Bacon Bacon restaurant. The best line from the Wall Street Journal article: “But while Mr. Angelus was frying, some Haight neighbors were stewing.” Definitely a must read.