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Tracking Monica de la O’s Unique Path Through the Culinary Landscape

Tracking Monica de la O’s Unique Path Through the Culinary Landscape

“I like the kitchen, the noise, being bombarded by tickets … you’ve got to be a little crazy, it takes a certain kind of personality, but I can’t imagine doing anything else,” says Monica de la O of cooking, her chosen profession. It wasn’t her first choice, just FYI. We’re sitting outside of Southerleigh at

Chef Heather Nañez Heads Up New Bohanan’s Venture Peggy’s on the Green

Chef Heather Nañez Heads Up New Bohanan’s Venture Peggy’s on the Green

Let’s stop short of using the term promiscuous (I’ll get flack anyway), but it is undeniable that chefs can be peripatetic, nomadic, quixotic at the very least — moving from place to place and kitchen to kitchen in order to scratch an itch, gain experience, garner a better paycheck … or to escape an intolerable boss.

Team Brigid: How Many Chefs Does It Take to…

Team Brigid: How Many Chefs Does It Take to…

No, we’re not talking lightbulbs here, but we are talking about harnessing the lightbulb-like creative moments of a quintet of talented chefs, all of whom now have a say in how the kitchen at Brigid/Francis Bogside (B/B) runs. The result could be chaotic, but, fortunately, a benign drill sergeant has emerged to fill the shoes

Tex-Mex Vegeria Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Tex-Mex Vegeria Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

San Antonio’s gay-owned, Tex-Mex vegan restaurant, Viva Vegeria, is holding a two-day celebration to mark its fifth anniversary on August 5 and 6. The restaurant first opened in 2011 at 8407 Broadway near Loop 410 under the name Vegeria. The eatery was a success with menu items like vegetable enchiladas, veggie nachos, gluten-free baked goods

A Welcome Respite in Isabella Pacetti-Perkins’ Pendlebury Brew

A Welcome Respite in Isabella Pacetti-Perkins’ Pendlebury Brew

There are a billion (estimate) places to grab a cup of coffee near the Medical Center. And, perhaps, if the merely pragmatic pick-me-up of a quick cup is all you are after, you might not take much note of the latest addition to that array of java-slinging establishments: Pendlebury Brew. If, however, you like a

Gay Royalty Rules Cornyation’s Court of Our Mad, Mad, Mad World

Gay Royalty Rules Cornyation’s Court of Our Mad, Mad, Mad World

Michael Bobo and his husband Wayne D. Beers — the dynamic duo of W.D. Deli — have been preparing for their crowning moment for years, so to speak. So when the lights go down, the music starts thumping, the curtains go up and an odd assortment of outrageous drag queens, city celebs and other bizarre,

Vegan Fare, Cocktails and Community at La Botánica

Vegan Fare, Cocktails and Community at La Botánica

Recent random statistic: About six percent of the American public defines itself as vegan. Just guessing here, but that number is likely lower in San Antonio — which makes the local band of dedicated brethren and sistren small indeed. But the key word is not “small,” it’s “dedicated.” Unlike diet-du-jour types who briefly espouse, oh

Drinking and Dining in the Storied St. Anthony Hotel

Drinking and Dining in the Storied St. Anthony Hotel

Even without the excuse of an event or a staycation, a visit to the new-and-improved St. Anthony Hotel Is a must. (It should be noted that Travis Park, the hotel’s front yard, has also been spiffied up.) Okay, there’s a tad too much mausoleum marble for my taste — so cool, so slick — and

Gentle Deceptions in Holiday Sparklers

Gentle Deceptions in Holiday Sparklers

Once you’ve spent your way through your holiday gift list (including, why not, a couple of things for yourself because you’re the only one who knows what you really want), there can be little left for other seasonal obligations — the bubblies you really should take to the festive events that fill your dance card,

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