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Texas bakery comes under fire for rainbow Pride Month cookies, but crowds step up to support it

Texas bakery comes under fire for rainbow Pride Month cookies, but crowds step up to support it

When Lufkin, Texas bakery Confections posted to Facebook to spread a message of “More love, Less hate,” owners Dawn and Miranda Dolder weren’t expecting to receive the latter in spades. But after a post highlighting the shop’s special rainbow-striped Pride Month sweets, the Dolder sisters revealed that they’d gotten backlash in the form of lost

Local bakeries offer Pride Month specials to benefit Thrive Youth Center

Local bakeries offer Pride Month specials to benefit Thrive Youth Center

San Antonio-based Thrive Youth Center is getting a helping hand via three local sweet shops this Pride Month. Thrive supplies homeless LGBTQ+ youth with safe living quarters, meals, showers, laundry facilities and hygiene supplies. One of only two LGBTQ-specific emergency shelters in Texas, the organization also provides access to resources to help young adults gain

LGBTQ-friendly vegan bar and restaurant La Botanica will close after losing lease

LGBTQ-friendly vegan bar and restaurant La Botanica will close after losing lease

Though La Botanica — Texas’ first vegan restaurant and full bar — survived the initial wave of COVID-19 closures, the local favorite was denied a new lease by its landlord and will close October 20. “We have reached the end of our building lease and have been denied a new contract. This means that La

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,

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