Hot. Hot. Hot. The temperatures have been absolutely brutal so take care if you are going outside during the day. The nights, on the other hand, have been pretty mild. I don’t know if it is due to the fact that we haven’t had much rain so it isn’t quite as humid, or if it’s simply because the days have been so ridiculous. At any rate take advantage of it, sit out on the patio, and enjoy your favorite beverage once the sun goes down. One to the Quick Bites… ¡Salud!
- Speaking of patios and enjoying a cold one, one of my favorite beer joints in town is Hills & Dales outside of 1604 on Babcock. They have a variety of beers and have recently added SA’s own Ranger Creek Oatmeal Pale Ale to the mix. Snag a seat on the patio or the benches out front. Helpful hint: bring a beer mug from home that’s larger than a pint glass. The good folks tending the bar will fill it up for the same cost. Check out some of my other favorite beer joints in San Antonio.
- Aldaco’s in Stone Oak is hosting a street taco and tequila party this Monday, June 11th at 7:30PM. For $30 you get a bunch of street tacos and two Partida tequila cocktails while getting to listen to Partida’s head mixologist discuss the latest trends in tequila and margaritas. Partida is one of my favorite tequilas so while the event might be a little pricey, it sure looks like a lot of fun!
- Jen at Adventures of a 30 Something blogged on Big Lou’s Pizza today and posted some pictures that really gives you perspective on how big their pizza is! I’ve had some to-go before and she is right, it is amazing that in spite of the gimmickiness the pizza tastes pretty good!
- This week found me in training at I-35 and 1604, so I was able to try a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant called Picosito off of I-35 and Topperwein. Not only was the lunch incredibly affordable ($6.50 for a full chicken fajita plate and a tea), the atmosphere was cheerful and the owner really nice. Be aware that even though they are open seven days a week, the close down around 3:00PM each day. Look for a blog post in the near future on this restaurant.
- In case you don’t know, San Antonio has a culinary magazine called SA Taste. In existence for about a year and a half, the magazine covers everything food related in San Antonio. I found out about them recently when they commented on the Average Joe in San Antonio Facebook Page (if you haven’t done so already, you should go ahead and like that as well to get all the my latest blog posts and musings!). The magazine looks really slick and a year subscription is just $10 for four issues. Be sure to support them!