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Rebel Mariposa, Owner of La Botanica, Serves Up Activism and Vegan Cuisine

Rebel Mariposa, Owner of La Botanica, Serves Up Activism and Vegan Cuisine

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Name: Rebel Mariposa Job/Title: Chef-owner of La Botanica Birthplace: San Antonio Years in Industry: 12 Impact: Owns and operates a premier “queer-friendly community venue,” serving up vegan eats and drinks with a side of activism Money Quote: “Just keep asking for change. Keep demanding it.” You’ve been attending

Not All Community-Owned Restaurants Will Open Under Governor’s 25% Rule

Not All Community-Owned Restaurants Will Open Under Governor’s 25% Rule

At a news conference earlier this week, Governor Greg Abbott said he was letting the state’s stay-at-home order expire on April 30 at 11:59 p.m. and paved the way for the opening of stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls on May 1. The only proviso is that these businesses can only operate at 25 percent

Weekend Is the Perfect Time to Order Take-Out from Community-Owned Restaurants

Weekend Is the Perfect Time to Order Take-Out from Community-Owned Restaurants

On Wednesday, March 18, San Antonio Mayor Ron instituted new regulations to help prevent the spread of the cornavirus. He ordered the temporary closure of restaurant dining rooms, bars, lounges, nightclubs, taverns, gyms or health studios, bowling alleys, bingo parlors and theaters. Restaurants with drive-throughs or carry out options will remain open. The new guidelines

H-E-B Coupon Offers Free Chocolate-Covered Strawberries When You Buy Flavored Lube

H-E-B Coupon Offers Free Chocolate-Covered Strawberries When You Buy Flavored Lube

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. If you’re trying to have a sexy Valentine’s Day this year, H-E-B Grocery Co. is coming through. A tweet from @miranda_renee3 shows a stack of coupons expected to hit the shelves at the SA-based grocery chain on Wednesday, February 5. The coupon grabbed the attention of Twitter users

LGBT Picks Included in Current’s ‘Best Of San Antonio’ List

LGBT Picks Included in Current’s ‘Best Of San Antonio’ List

Every year, our sister publication, the San Antonio Current, publishes its Best of San Antonio List, a lineup of over 100 categories where readers vote on what they feel are the best restaurants, bars, people and attractions in our fair city. This year’s list was revealed today and, as always, includes LGBT businesses and people

Chef Chaz Morales Balances the Triad of Food, Family and Music

Chef Chaz Morales Balances the Triad of Food, Family and Music

“We serve 10,000 to 11,000 people a day,” says Chaz Morales of her super-sized food service position at San Antonio’s largest insurance company. The corporate food world, it comes as no surprise, is jaw-droppingly different from your corner breakfast taco joint. And from your normal, fast-casual to fine dining establishment as well. “It’s like its

The Top LGBT-Friendly Brunch Spots in SA

The Top LGBT-Friendly Brunch Spots in SA

It used to be that only restaurants served brunch. Today, you can have brunch at a bar and even catch a drag show. Whether this means curing the previous night’s hangover, or simply getting your Sunday Funday started early, brunch might now be considered the most important meal of the day. From the traditional to the outrageous and everything in between,

Southtown’s New Flame: Battalion Lights Up a Historic Fire Station

Southtown’s New Flame: Battalion Lights Up a Historic Fire Station

In an interview for a previous article on the Lavaca neighborhood, resident Suzanne Martinez expressed a certain nostalgia for the time when the firehouse on South Alamo was operational: “The men were always there, playing basketball outside … they were [effectively] in charge of safety.” They watched over the kids, she indicated — and the

A Look Inside Southtown’s Frida Kahlo-Inspired Casa Azul de Andrea

A Look Inside Southtown’s Frida Kahlo-Inspired Casa Azul de Andrea

I have a confession to make, y’all. When I was finishing my undergraduate degree, I was offered an amazing opportunity for a full partnership in a little restaurant — total creative control and no financial investment necessary, just my kitchen prowess and my hard work. The space was available and the partnership was with an

O’liva Owner and Longtime Caterer Chuck Hernandez Has Died

O’liva Owner and Longtime Caterer Chuck Hernandez Has Died

Reported by Jessica Elizarraras for the San Antonio Current. Chuck Hernandez, chef, caterer and author of “Pesto Power,” passed away on Wednesday, May 12. Hernandez moved to San Antonio more than 20 years ago to help his father run restaurants. He brought Arugula Catering with him and became known for his elaborate and tasty spreads.

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