In spite of the wind and rain, I made it to SXSW in Austin, TX. Unfortunately, I am not going to make it out to Luminaria this Saturday, March 9th. Be sure to get out there to see one of the biggest arts nights in the nation! While you are out there, check out the lamp installation of two artists who have contributed to the Unfiltered series, Judith Cottrell and Kim Bishop. At any rate, on to the Quick Bites!
- Tomorrow is the fourth annual Paella Challenge out at the Pearl Brewery from 11AM to 4PM. Hosted by Chef Johnny Hernandez of La Gloria, proceeds from the event will benefit The Culinary Institute of America San Antonio and The Educational Foundation of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
- This past week there was a two-alarm fire in downtown San Antonio. The Waspy Redhead tweeted that fortunately Thai-Lao Orchid was not affected.
- Even though it is still a little chilly, I was able to enjoy the white chocolate raspberry with chocolate truffles ice cream from HEB. This Creamy Creation was inadvertently priced at a $1 at the HEB so I thought I would give it a try. I was impressed by the amount of raspberry and chocolate chunks in the ice cream.
- If you haven’t taken advantage of the free parking on Downtown Tuesdays yet, you might want to consider doing so now. Ben Olivo of MySA’s Downtown Blog wrote that you can win prizes, including restaurant gift certificates or free hotel stays, by simply taking a picture over the next couple of weeks.