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Saying ‘Adiós’ to On Main Off Main

Saying ‘Adiós’ to On Main Off Main

Originally published in the San Antonio Current Donning matching black T-shirts that read, “On Main Off Main, Adiós Amigos, 1983-2016,” Bill Davis and Oscar Camacho are laughing while reminiscing about some of the more colorful customer exchanges they have had over the past 33 years of owning the quirky and eclectic On Main Off Main

‘Out in the Dog Park’ Brings Pet Lovers Together

‘Out in the Dog Park’ Brings Pet Lovers Together

For many of us, our pets are an extension of our families. They provide us with companionship, are loyal to a fault, and ask for very little in return. A new social group is hoping to bring local LGBT pet lovers and their pups together for monthly outings and play dates. After the success of

Hot ‘Hood: Lone Star

Hot ‘Hood: Lone Star

“I was looking for a place that was ‘cool’ and quiet and that still had some dust on it,” says chef Michael Sohocki of the location of Il Forno, his new pizza place between Nogalitos and South Flores. He had exploited “every square inch of space” at the Downtown location that houses his Restaurant Gwendolyn

Stone’s Island: A Visit to the Stately Roosevelt Library

Stone’s Island: A Visit to the Stately Roosevelt Library

Traveling down South St. Mary’s Street through the railroad underpass, one might notice what appears to be a vintage office building sitting on a large triangle of land across from Roosevelt Park. On the corner of the lot sits a sign proclaiming “Stone Standard.” If one takes a detour around to the other side, the

Hot ‘Hood: Lavaca

Hot ‘Hood: Lavaca

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but it’s too late for Lavaca. I don’t mean this with doomsday references to a global-warming, tipping-point kind of scenario but rather in the you-shoulda-acted-sooner sense. Like Suzanne Martinez and Michael Berrier did nearly 30 years ago when they were still in student/student-teacher mode.

Online community Gays With Kids raising funds for mobile app

Online community Gays With Kids raising funds for mobile app

With the holiday season steadily approaching and families coming together, it’s hard not to feel the stress of managing a household. Head on over to Gays With Kids: the world’s first and largest online resource for gay dads and those considering raising children. Since launching in 2014, Gays With Kids has been helping its visitors navigate

Hot ’hood: Westfort Alliance

Hot ’hood: Westfort Alliance

Considering all the current focus on the Pearl and the excitement generated by the recently opened children’s DoSeum on that same thoroughfare, it would be easy to overlook the Westfort neighborhood. It’s the classic blink-and-you’ve-missed-it situation. But sandwiched between the two more glamorous poles—and despite a name that seems oddly generic, this small residential enclave

A polyfidelitous family fights 
to keep their kids

A polyfidelitous family fights 
to keep their kids

“My kids don’t see what goes on in our bedroom. We sleep.”  After the housing crash of 2008, James Lowe, a former construction worker, moved to San Antonio from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. With him came Elizabeth. The two were close friends at the time and hoped to find a better life in San

Out of the kitchen: Andrew Goodman

Out of the kitchen: Andrew Goodman

“I like to be in restaurants, and it’s even better when you aren’t responsible.” On rare days when he has more time, Andrew Goodman follows a six-mile walking regimen on the river’s Mission Reach hike-and-bike trails. Busier days, the circuit can be cut to two miles down and two miles back. Goodman, owner and main

Out of the kitchen: Chuck Hernandez

Out of the kitchen: Chuck Hernandez

“I do like to cuss and drink beer. “I’m thinking it must be some kind of convergence,” speculates Chuck Hernandez. He’s referring to the fact that the day after our interview he will be joining City dignitaries at the ribbon-cutting for his new restaurant, O’liva, at Plaza de Armas across from City Hall. And that

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