It’s hard to believe that the summer is over, school is back in session and the roads are crowded once again. Football season is gearing up, and those Friday night lights will be shining on the area high school teams. Hopefully the air will start getting crisp – I’ve decided to run the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon once again to try to lose some pudge. Apparently eating a high quantity of cheese enchiladas is not good for the waistline… on to the quick bites!
- The Boomstick, a $26 hotdog served at the Texas Rangers’ stadium, was the real deal. The hotdog was the length of a bat and took three of us to take it down (well… there was still some left over!). I got it smothered with chili, nacho cheese, grilled onions and jalapeños; it was one of the greatest hotdogs I’ve ever had. I have more to say and will be writing a blog post on this soon. Until then, if you find yourself at the Ranges Ballpack be sure to order this monstrosity.
- It’s no secret that I’ve been crushing on Il Sogno’s breakfast recently, and I had to stop by the Friday before leaving for Arlington. This time, I ordered the French Toast which came with fresh fruit and bacon. The toast had a nice crispness to it and it tasted like there was some kind of citrus to it (maybe orange or lemon zest?). The cappuccino was great sweetened with the sugar and Madagascar vanilla. Delicious.
Address 200 East Grayson Street #100, San Antonio, TX 78215
- I went with some coworkers to Papouli’s Greek Grill this week to try some of their healthy menu options. I ordered the traditional Greek village salad along with the falafel pita sandwich. I swapped out the hummus in the sandwich for the jalapeño hummus, a spicy substitution that I was glad I made. This wheat pita tasted so good that I am a little skeptical on how healthy it was for me!
Address: 8250 Agora Parkway, Selma, TX 78154
- Local blogger Angela Bartels wrote a post about why she loves Los Barrios, a San Antonio Mexican food institution. In additional to the food, Angela talks about how that restaurant has been a communal spot for gathering with family and friends over the years. This post emphasized one of my favorite parts of a meal – getting to gather around a table and interact with each other. When Angela’s son made a mess with the rice and caused her a little embarrassment, the owner stopped by to relay a maxim of his late mother, “whenever she saw rice on the floor, she knew she was serving the right people (families).”
Address: 4223 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78212
- Did you know that bacon, lettuce and tomatoes can control your keyboard? Why yes they can with the help of a MaKey MaKey device! I had fun making a video where I controlled a computer by using food to put a cloud server online (no mouse was used!). Check it out below, it’s a quick one minute video that you’ll enjoy even if you don’t know what a server is.