Summer is fast approaching; we’re in the midst of graduations and vacations are right around the corner. Today, I left the Alamo City to go to the land of green chiles for a cousin’s high school graduation in Albuquerque, NM. On my way out of town, I saw a clever billboard at the airport advertising San Antonio as a Winter Wonderland. I wonder if any tourists are ever fooled. Now to the quick bites:
- Pericos has been the go to restaurant of choice recently. I was having a bad day and their cheese enchiladas made it all better (heck, the house margarita didn’t hurt either). When you go, don’t be stingy and pay the little bit extra for the chile con carne to top off your enchiladas. Another tip is to swap out the refried beans with the charro beans; if you do this be sure to let me know what you think!
- While looking for a house near the St. Mary’s strip, I stopped by King’s Court Frankfurters. I hadn’t been there in a while and decided to order the Footlong Cincinnati Dog. The dog came with sweet chili that was tasty, but not necessarily my style. For $2.50 more you can add a sweet tea, potato salad, and ranch style beans.
- One of the chain restaurants that I love is BJ’s Brewhouse; the atmosphere is great, prices are reasonable, and the food is solid. On a recent trip there I noticed that they had a Pizookie Trio (a pizookie is essentially a freshly baked cookie in a pan with the thickness a little shy of a brownie and has ice cream on top). My girlfriend and I split it and my favorite was the peanut butter pizookie followed by the triple chocolate and red velvet. None of them, however, holds a candle to the original chocolate chip pizookie!
- If you are in the mood for margaritas but can’t decide on which kind to order, consider the V6 at Taco Garage for six decently sized samplers. I really enjoyed the sangria margarita and the raspberry one; I think the others on the sampler were mango, peach, strawberry, and blue curacao and they all were tasty. They also server up a mean carne guisada taco there as well.