Last week was a hard week. Deadlines, meetings, and tons of work caused me to miss my typical Friday Quick Bites post. Thank goodness for a lazy Sunday. Yes, I should be making home repairs, doing laundry, and even mowing the lawn, but with the heat zapping my energy, those can wait. On to the Quick Bites:
- The Food Truck Throwdown at the Boardwalk on Bulverde was a lot of fun. The festival was packed with trucks and people and I had great time there with my friends. Three things were particularly good at the throwdown (in the order that I ate them): Beef Bihari Kebab from the Rickshaw Stop, Duk Tacos (duck confit, bacon, and grilled pineapple) from the Duk Truck, and the Peanut Butter Chocolate S’more Crepe from Crepe Nation.
- Urban Taco is Mexican restaurant in the new portion of the Quarry Development by the golf course. Being dubious of the fact that I had to pay for chips and salsa (I mean, where do you have to pay to have chips and salsa in San Antonio!?), one of my friends finally got me out there to try it. While the restaurant is expensive, the food is fantastic. I would gladly pay for my chips and salsa again as I got a bowl of non-greasy tortilla chips along with a little bowl of yuca chips and three unique salsas. We chose guajilo piquin (a sharp spicy taste), avacado lime crema (a smooth gaucamole-esque sauce), and jalapeño zucchini (not bad, but not my favorite; moderately spicy). For the main course, I ordered the Quesadillas de Jamón which was a traditional quesadilla topped with the Spanish jamón serrano. The salty flavor from the ham mixed with the rich cheese made this plate a winner.
- The Patty Melt is back at Whataburger; this is one of my favorite “limited time only” offerings, second only to the Honey BBQ Chicken Strip sandwich. If you are looking for something fast, flavorful, and filling, give this burger a try.
- My girlfriend and I have been trying to go to Mike’s in the Village since February and we finally got to stop by and try Sunday morning brunch in downtown Bulverde, TX. The mimosas were good and the brunch was very nice, with the chef answering some of our questions about the dishes. I really enjoyed the Southwestern Chicken Casserole, which is like a King Ranch Chicken Casserole, that was topped with flaky pastry. The pork tenderloin with ginger marmalade was also fantastic and the brunch ended with an excellent brownie.
- A food related link of the week goes to an art project called You Are What You Eat by Mark Menjivar where the artist photographed different people’s refrigerators (including several folks here in San Antonio). The artist explains this project by saying, “For three years I traveled around the country exploring food issues. The more time I spent speaking and listening to individual stories, the more I began to think about the foods we consume and the effects they have on us as individuals and communities. An intense curiosity and questions about stewardship led me to begin to make these unconventional portraits.” Be sure not to miss this.
- Work in a huge office where you get calendar alerts going off on people’s phones every 15 minutes? This Noise Pollution PSA might be relevant to you.