It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! A chill is in the air and the weather has become a little overcast. I get happy driving down Broadway through Alamo Heights, seeing the lights and garland above the road – it makes me feel like I am in some Christmas movie. Speaking of movies, a lot of good ones are out right now – the Life of Pi was fantastic and I have high hopes for The Hobbit; I still have to see Lincoln and the Bond movie and am looking forward to the holiday break. At any rate, on to the Quick Bites!
- When I first moved to San Antonio, the Las Palapas on 1604/281 offered what they called a Cheesy Enchilada plate for $5.39 (and it included a tea). This turned into a Monday ritual and I developed a rapport with the drive through lady. The plate was a cheese enchilada covered with guisada gravy and the topped with queso. After moving out of the apartment, I didn’t go as frequently and the eventually dropped the dish (or would leave out the gravy and just smother a cheese enchilada with queso). This week I asked the waitress to make the plate custom for me and it was delicious. Here’s to them bringing back the plate!
- Last week was the annual Christmas party at my house. We had tons of brews (including both Shiner Cheer and Saint Arnold’s Christmas Ale), lots of food (thankfully Carla brought the traditional El Diplomatico cake) and a lot of fun courtesy of Mr. Game Show. In fact, if you are looking for a corporate or house party, you have to check out Mr. Game Show: he sets up a live game show, complete with buzzers, video clues and the big board so you can live out your Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune or Family Feud dreams!
- Casillero del Diablo sponsored the party by providing a wonderful selection of wines. They provided many different wines from the Concha y Toro family of wines, including Frontera and Xplorador, but the Casillero del Diablo is definitely my favorite and a go to red wine. Much thanks to winery for all the holiday cheer!
- A bit of sad news happened this past week for Mexican chain with local roots. Felix Stehling, the founder of Taco Cabana, passed away at the age of 87. Many San Antonians have experienced the late night Cabana run, so if you are out and about this weekend and come to a Taco Cabana, send some good vibes and prayers to the Stehling family.