Let’s Rodeo San Antonio! Hard to believe that we are in the festival season of 2013: Rodeo in February, Luminaria in March, Fiesta in April and Culinaria in May. While the weather insists on jumping ahead to the spring, I want to keep the cold weather around a little longer. At any rate, whether you’re a city slicker or from the country, it’s time put on your cowboy hat, boots, belt buckle and let out a Yeehaw! On to the Quick Bites!
- This past weekend my wife and I went out to Fanick’s Garden Center on the Southside near WW White. Set off of a cul-de-sac at the back of a neighborhood, Fanick’s has an expansive nursery that you can spend hours walking through. We went there looking for fruit trees, and came home with a pomegranate tree, two clementine trees and a Mexican lime tree for our backyard. The selection is not only amazing, but the staff is incredibly knowledgeable there as well and will give you advice on the best trees to get for our climate and what sort of soil and nutrients they need.
- Ever wonder why bread dough needs to rest? SavorSA found the answer by interviewing chef-instructor Steve Wegner of the Central Market Cooking School. The answer involves giving the proteins time to rearrange themselves after being kneaded so that the bread can hold it’s shape.
- Judith Cottrell, the artist who has been incredibly helpful with getting the Unfiltered series on the blog started, is having an exhibition at Sala Diaz entitled “It’s Yellow.” She explores the processes and forces of the human psyche with her interactive installation that opens this Friday at 7PM. This visual analogy examines the impact of position and experience on the collective consciousness.
- While I love Thousand Oaks Cafe for their chilaquiles, I mixed it up last week with some pancakes and eggs at the location on Austin Highway. Whether you’re looking for a Mexican styled breakfast or an American one, Thousand Oaks Cafe has the goods (and some of my favorite coffee in town).
- San Antonio was featured prominently in a couple of articles out of Austin publications this past week. Texas Monthly wrote a profile of San Antonio for the 40th Anniversary Cities edition of the magazine and was released online. The article looks at how the Alamo city has changed in the 40 years in the magazine’s existence and was written by an author who was raised here. The Austin American-Statesman had an article about the expansion of the Pearl Brewery complex and how it is giving the city a hip edge on the national scene.