It’s time to say adios to 2011 and to ring in 2012. Thanks for taking the time this past year to stop by my little nook in the internet; I appreciate all your comments and suggestions. I’m looking to add a couple of features in the New Year and plan to continue discovering new restaurants and writing about old favorites. I hope that 2012 will be prosperous for all of you and filled with joy and good food! On to the last Quick Bites of the Year!
- Looking for some waffles and chops? Consider stopping by Waffles and Chops (yes, that is the actual name) off of Walzem and I-35. The food is really good, but allow yourself plenty of time to get the food because they are slower than molasses at Christmastime.
- The Puttanesca pizza (tomato sauce, house-made Fior di Latte, rapini, garlic, olives, hot pepper flakes, anchovy, extra virgin olive oil) was a winner at Dough. I particularly liked the roasted peppers and the saltiness of the anchovy.
- On my day off this week I looked to get barbacoa at Rios Barbacoa on Huebner and Babcock. It turns out they are only open on Friday and Saturday so I stumbled upon Los Mariachis (formerly Caralis) on Floyd Curl and Huebner. They serve a mean chilaquiles plate that is incredibly cheap ($5 with a cup of coffee); my favorite parts were the potatoes that were freshly cut and fried up with a crispy skin along with the green sauce that was more smokey than spicy.
- I finally got to eat at MK Davis for a friend’s birthday party this past night. Just north of downtown, the restaurant and bar is a dive that is sure to be packed. This is my friend’s, a native San Antonian, favorite chicken fried steak in town. I thought it was pretty tasty, but then again my judgement could have been a little skewed by the ginormous schooner of Dos XX.
- The Lodge will cease operations at the conclusion of 2011. I am looking forward to dining there before they close shop to not only experience Chef Dady’s food, but also the atmosphere of the elegant Castle Hills house. I’m looking forward to see what 2012 holds for this chef.
- If you are like me, you wonder where the time has gone; my mom once suggested that at the end of the year you write down everything that you accomplished to get a perspective of how much you have done and how you’ve grown the past year. I really think that gives you a nice perspective of where you’ve been and where you’re going.