Turkey Day is quickly approaching, and I’m ready for a little bit of rest, relaxation and pumpkin pie. I’m looking forward to traveling to West Texas to share Thanksgiving with my wife for the first time. Speaking of giving thanks, while I am sure that many of you are either tried of or inspired by all the “thankful” posts on Facebook, I do have a tradition of posting a list of random things I’m thankful for each year so be sure to check back with the blog next week. On to the Quick Bites!
- If you are looking for some legit soup during the chilly weather, check out Cerroni’s Purple Garlic on the Austin Highway. While the Italian wedding soup is good, the spinach garlic soup is the best. I went with some friends and luckily got one of the last bowls – I never knew how much I could like spinach.
- While I have mentioned it before, if you are near downtown on a Monday during lunch stop by Lula’s Mexican Cafe for the weekly special of chipotle enchiladas. This plate means business. I was working on a film with an agency that was in town and three of them ordered the plate and by the end of lunch there wasn’t a drop of chipotle sauce to be found.
- Lüke San Antonio will be giving thanks to locally stationed servicemen and women by inviting them to dine as guests of the restaurant on Thanksgiving from 2PM – 5PM. To help fund the event, the restaurant will be selling 50 seats at $45 a piece ($20 for children) where the proceeds go to support the meal for the troops. The restaurant is open from 11AM to 11PM and will be serving a fixed price Thanksgiving dinner with a NOLA influence.
- One of the best parts of Thanksgiving weekend is that Christmas lights begin twinkling on the River Walk. It looks like the city realized the error of their ways of wrapping the River Walk trees with the little LED bulbs and will remove those smaller lights and harken back to the past by draping larger C-7 LED bulbs from the trees. If you’re looking for a good spot to take in the Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony (along with a stout margarita) on November 23rd, check out the three course dinner at the Iron Cactus. Reservations can be made for $65 prior to the event by calling (210) 224-9835 and guests with reservations can begin arriving at 5PM to enjoy the atmosphere.
- Chevy San Antoni set me up with a Chevy Cruze this past week. While I was a little skeptical of the smaller car, I enjoyed the zip of the turbo engine and, even though it was an automatic, getting to pop it in to manually shifting the gears. The car was a nice ride and the little touches of the premium wheels, leather and tail lights made it looks sharp. The only thing I didn’t really care for was that you control the temperature by setting the degree you want in the car, but then again, it seems like most new cars do it that way instead of turning the dial from cold to hot.