Take me out to the ballgame! Take me out with the crowd! Opening Day is almost here, and this Friday and Saturday San Antonio will be hosting the first HEB Big League Weekend at the Alamodome where the Texas Rangers take on the San Diego Padres in the last two spring season games before the season begins. You better believe that I am going to be there, if anything just to see how they transform the ‘Dome into a baseball field. This excitement prompted me to write an article on the Rivard Report about the need for a professional team to move back downtown. Last year I wrote a post on my favorite ballpark food (including a hot dog the size of a baseball bat) that you should check out. I would love for the Missions to move into a state-of-the-art stadium in the heart of the city but that, just like my dreams of a Rangers World Series title, is probably wishful thinking! On to the Quick Bites!
- Have you had the spicy splinters at Cheesy Jane’s? A mix of onion and jalapeño slivers that are deep fried and served with ranch dressing. Starting with the spicy splinters and ending with an old fashioned malt is the perfect bookend to a hamburger at Cheesy Jane’s.
- If you’re a fan of the beers from Branchline Brew, you might consider getting over to Big Hops Growler Station. Located just inside loop 410 on Broadway, Big Hops Growlers is the go to place if you are looking to find a limited release bottle of craft beer as well as having 23 stations to fill up your growler with some of the best microbrews around. Rumor has it that they just tapped one of the last keg’s of Branchline Brew’s Oso Knotty Oyster Stout in town, so you better get there fast!
Also, we’ve been informed that the keg of @branchlinebrew Oso Knotty Oyster Stout we tapped yesterday is one of the last ones in the city.
— Big Hops Growlers (@bighopsgrowlers) March 29, 2013
- Local firefighters are proving that they can stand the heat as they go head-to-head in the Walmart Steak-Over Challenge presented by Kingsford Charcoal, Dr. Pepper and A1, this Saturday, March 30 from noon to 1PM. Get over to the Walmart off of DeZavala and I-10 as local firefighters Jason Koch and Chris Raymond from station 51 and Larry Jansky from Station 11 battle to see who will represent San Antonio in the national finale event in Los Angeles! Folks are invited to stop on by to cast their votes for their favorite and enjoy the festivities.