It’s almost time to Rodeo San Antonio! I can’t believe how the festival season is upon us. With the Cowboy Breakfast happening today, rodeo has just begun. Before you know it, Luminaria will be here quickly followed by Fiesta. Let the parties begin!
- My 88 year old Pop came in this past weekend and we ate at many of my favorite places, so I apologize if a lot of these are kind of repeats.
- I took Pop to Lula’s to get a good Mexican breakfast. At the end of the meal, he said that he was wanting something sweet so we ordered a batch of sopapillas. I warned Pop that down in South Texas, the sopapillas will sometimes be more dense than the flaky kind of up New Mexico/West Texas. We got them and were really surprised at how awesome they were — flaky, hot, and full of cinnamon and sugar.
- Pop really enjoyed Lüke San Antonio were we both got the Saturday Express menu of duck confit cassoulet. The duck was very tender and not really greasy at all. Pop was impressed by the service and the ambiance.
- One morning Pop was in the mood for an American breakfast, so we went to the new location of Flour Power cafe at NW Military and West. They have an all-you-can-eat buffet for $10, and while the breakfast isn’t amazing, it does beat out iHop or Denny’s.
- Laura Bray of Alamo A La Carte had an interesting blog article on a cooking class with Chef Steve McHugh of Lüke San Antonio where he explains why Lüke is in San Antonio.
- San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño has a food themed exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art called Moctezuma’s Table. Many of his pieces are created on tablecloths or napkins and depict a lot of the ingredients and recipes found on Mexican and Chicano tablescapes.
- With all that is happening in Egypt today, the non food story of the week goes to a blog that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone released today called The Tweets Must Flow where he states that the “freedom of expression is an essential human right.”