Food

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,

Teaching the art of coffee at SA’s first barista academy

Teaching the art of coffee at SA’s first barista academy

Sylvia Miller has worked in the coffee business for many years. When she began thinking about opening her own store, she says she wanted to “step it up,” by also offering training to budding baristas and to others who crave a good cup of joe. This week,  Miller’s new business, Cyclo Coffee and Barista Academy,

Gay-owned Vegeria to open Southside location

Gay-owned Vegeria to open Southside location

The owners of Vegeria, the acclaimed vegan restaurant on Broadway near Loop 410, are opening a new Southside location called Viva Vegeria! and have started a crowd funding campaign to help finance the endeavor. The new location is at 1422 Nogalitos, about a block north of the new two-story H-E-B and the Collins Gardens Library,

Burgers and Jazz with Ken Slavin at Sam’s Burger Joint

Burgers and Jazz with Ken Slavin at Sam’s Burger Joint

Jazz vocalist Ken Slavin will be putting on a special performance Wednesday, June 17  at Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall. The San Antonio based artist is excited to make his first headline appearance at the music hall. “It will be a family friendly night and will mark the halfway point of my 25th anniversary in

Ferra’s coffee comandante eyes chocolate

Ferra’s coffee comandante eyes chocolate

“When I was in Chiapas a couple of years ago, a woman came up to me in the market with samples of her home-produced chocolate roasted with peanuts and cinnamon.” “I usually run toward threats, not away,” offered Ferra Coffee’s owner Susan Jaime. She was talking about the fact that in her dealings with growers

3rd Annual Harvest Feast at Hot Wells Conservancy

3rd Annual Harvest Feast at Hot Wells Conservancy

June 3, 6-9pm $50-$2,500 Hot Wells Conservancy, 5503 S. Presa hwc.wildapricot.org Hot Wells Conservancy hosts the 3rd annual Harvest Feast, bringing together some of the most talented chefs in San Antonio. Some of the chefs cooking it up at the feast are Chef Stefan Bowers (Feast), Chef Brooke Smith (Esquire Tavern), Chef Zach Garza (Primero

The boys of Lick ice cream ditched the corporate life for artisanal ice-cream heaven

The boys of Lick ice cream ditched the corporate life for artisanal ice-cream heaven

“On our first date I told Chad that I would be moving back to Texas in five years,” Anthony says. That conversation took place in New York City in 2005, and Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier hit the target dead-on, arriving in the Lone Star State, with a stopover in Ohio, of all places, in

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