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Beautiful garden setting with peacocks and Asain phesants roaming the grounds. Diverse menu apealing to all tastes with an array of desserts and specialty drinks.
Come and enjoy delicious, inexpensive italian food. We have everything from chicken marsala to veal picatta or salmon florentine. We also have strombolie, calzones and pizza. The newest italian restuarant in the San Antonio area. Featuring live music from Elmo on the piano!
Jason Dady's second venture takes a simpler spin on the Mediterranean foods of The Lodge. Try anything from the wood oven, from specialty pizzas to the grilled asparagus topped with egg. A list of 55 wines for $55 holds bargains if you've a mind to live large.
Cafe Milano features delicious, inexpensive Italian cuisine.
After serving home-cooked Italian food at their Nacadoches location for 30 years, Gay Capparelli closed the doors when the building was condemned. But the very next day, Capparelli's on Broadway opened and is still run by Gay's father. She is now the sole owner of Capparelli's on Main (which opened May 1, 2001), and she thought it appropriate to ask some of her most faith-ful patrons to add their art to the new establishment. Gay Capparelli's gracious attitude and the restaurant's fine food encourage return visits. The highly affordable lunch specials are perfect not only for the penny pincher but also the late luncher. - Xelena Gonzalez
If you're up for a jaunt to Schertz, Carmine's menu is a proposed courtship of fine and classic Italian with more casual Texas Hill Country. The menu's working on the balance, but many dishes are worthy of attention regardless - the glorious gnocchi, the seared scallops, and the Chicken Carmine's among them.
A Cento & Fanti location appears in malls as a traditional Italian market-style get-up with its hand painted colorful tiles, open brick oven and seemingly endless cases of delicacies. The food is made using high quality ingredients.
Authentic New York Style pizza. By the Slice or a whole Pie. Daily Pasta specials
Steaming hot pizzas at inexpensive prices. Great atmosphere.
Don't let the name fool you; Dolores del Rio is not another faceless Mexican restaurant that lines our tourist-ridden River Walk. Instead, it serves San Antonio's second favorite cuisine, Italian, and does it the right way, with a few extras: unforgettable entertainment, hospitable service, and an interesting dining atmosphere. While Dolores del Rio requires reservations on weekend nights, its class isn't obvious from the outside. Since there were no diners seated at the lovely patio area, we nearly passed it up on our first visit. Dolores is secluded, tucked in a dark room up a narrow flight of stairs, with no view of the river. The low ceilings, brick walls, and compressed seating give the restaurant a speakeasy feel, as if diners were hidden under a large stairwell or a secret room. - Xelena Gonzalez
The finest pie in town (and authentically, officially Neapolitan), with a crisp and savory crust topped with fresh, milky mozzarella melting into the sweet and tart sauce. Excellent appetizers, too. Current readers named Dough Best Local Pizza ’08 and ’09.
Florio's offers up good, honest, New York street-corner pizza (by way of New Jersey). The ambience is authentic, including the office set-up on a dining-room table just inside the door. Get there by 11:30 to beat the lunchtime lines. -- Burgin Streetman, 01/08
The picturesque setting of Fralo’s Art of Pizza may well be your first clue that you’re in for an out of the ordinary dining experience, from the hidden aspect reminiscent of a fabled Italian village under the trees. Independent owners Frank & Lori Hakspiel have created the place to see and be seen; you might even spot a famous face. Adopted into the hearts of their community for family celebrations, discussing business or quiet romance. Enjoy live music on the patio and bring along your favorite bottle of wine to pair with a host of eye-opening, taste bud-stirring toppings that put the Art in Pizza
One of San Antonio's favorite pizza jaunts.
Grissini has undergone more upheaval recently than an eruption of Vesuvio. First, it eliminated lunch at the original Fredericksburg address. Then, under the name San Remo, it took over the star-crossed location at West Avenue and Lockhill-Selma that has been home to - let us count the ways - about five restaurants. Although San Remo opened to critical acclaim, it soon cratered - due in part, I'm told by real estate sources, to the inability to unload the Fredericksburg Road lease. And now Grissini is back where it all started - apparently none the worse for wear. In fact, if anything, Grissini is better than ever. The subtly decorated dining room (mirrors abound, and there is a minimum of fake-sculpture tomfoolery) seems to glow with heightened allure, and if Scaloppina San Remo remains as a cautionary reminder of the failed operation, the rest of the menu seems familiar - except that I don't remember things being quite as good as they were on a recent visit. Maybe it was the lilting Italian being spoken at a couple of tables, but I don't think so. The opening cozze al vino bianco arrived arrayed on a plate, not submerged in liquid, and elicited unison nods of approval. Both mussels and herbal wine sauce fulfilled their promise; we only wished for more mopping sauce. - Ron Bechtol
Joe's ambience falls short of the food, but the textbook New York-style crust makes up for it. Try the Florentine, and don't skip the cheesy garlic bread. -- Haylley Johnson (06/09)
Offering a variety of ice cream flavors for your delight. Also serves coffee and some coffee shop fares (such as cookies).
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Former home of cattleman and Texas patriot José Antonio Navarro (1795–1871), Casa Navarro was saved from demolition in 1960, designated as a Texas State Historic Landmark in 1962 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Although it’s open year-round for tours ($1-$4 per person), the historic site opens its doors Tuesday evening for an informative and tasty Tamalada Publica. Coinciding with the City’s Downtown Tuesday initiative (park for free at city-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters every Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.), the free event invites attendees to “spread masa and fold corn husks while learning about the origins of tamales in Texas.” While guests won’t be able to take the tamales home, Casa Navarro will provide samples along with pan dulce and hot chocolate.”
When Allan Jaffe and his wife Sandra moved from Pennsylvania to New Orleans in the early ’60s, they didn’t initially come for the music. But they ended up staying for the music after they took over a small, dingy art gallery in the French Quarter and turned it into Preservation Hall, a 100-seat concert venue that became the home of many a New Orleans-style jazz jam session and yielded the touring group, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The venue is still a hot spot in the city known for live music. The touring Preservation Hall Jazz Band will give San Antonians a taste of its 10th annual “Creole Christmas” on December 11 at the Empire Theatre. The group will perform holiday classics and also material from its previous albums.
The Orlando, Fla.-based quartet Trivium (guitarists/vocalists Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu, bassist/vocalist Paolo Gregoletto and drummer Nick Augusto) draws influence from heavyweights like Metallica, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden and creates music that’s been pegged as everything from metalcore to melodic death metal. Reminding that the band was “tipped for greatness” upon the surprise success of its 2005 release Ascendancy, only to be “consigned to the metallic dumper after the shambolic dropped clanger of 2006′s The Crusade,” The Guardian summed up this year’s offering Vengeance Falls (produced by Disturbed frontman David Draiman) as a “proud and focused heavy metal album that eschews current trends in favor of great songs, massive grooves, blazing lead breaks and a disarming air of combative euphoria.” Also on the bill: DevilDriver, After the Burial and Thy Will Be Done.
If you read her “official bio,” you’ll learn that New York-based Andrea Pomerantz Lustig is “known around the offices of Glamour as the “Beauty Sleuth,” thanks to the wildly popular beauty advice column and articles she wrote for the magazine for the last decade,” and that she’s “cherished by Glamour readers for her fresh, original beauty tips, ideas and solutions.” A look at her “unofficial bio” reveals that when she’s not appearing on shows like Good Morning America, Today and Entertainment Tonight, the University of Pennsylvania grad is likely juggling her “write-from-home career, three kids, a husband who’s more organized and demanding than Martha Stewart and an at-home beauty stash that takes up two rooms.” In support of her book How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous Without Breaking the Bank, Pomerantz Lustig visits the Barshop Jewish Community Center for a signing, meet-and-greet and presentation enhanced with “mini makeovers, snacks and sips, and a selection of unique items available for purchase from local favorite boutiques and jewelry designers.”
We all know the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program, which every year collects, well, toys for children in need during the holiday season. Lisa Morales (of Sisters Morales fame, now a well-established solo artist and producer, above) has been doing her own TFT event for 12 of the last 13 years, and the next one’s Wednesday at Sam’s Burger Joint. Morales will perform with Robyn Ludwick and Shelley King (Good Girls With Bad Intentions) and “maybe” with her own band. The rest of the lineup includes Augie Meyers, Ruben V, Patricia Vonne and Michael Martin, Ernie Garibay’s Cats Don’t Sleep and more.
Sutan Amrull learned how to apply makeup from “his 14-year-old friend Eva, who was under house arrest for breaking into a restaurant.” Those lessons paid off: In addition to a client list that includes Dita Von Teese and Adam Lambert, Amrull served as makeup artist for nine cycles of America’s Next Top Model, impersonating Tyra Banks on occasion. Adopting the alter ego Raja Gemini, Amrull competed on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, joining the Heathers (a clique that Gawker noted “perfected the mean girl skill of making others feel like shit”) and becoming the show’s first Asian-American winner. Dubbed the “King of Queens” by LA Weekly, the performer/recording artist lands in SA courtesy of Rey Lopez Entertainment. But be warned: “Stand in her way and Raja will shantay past you like fashion roadkill.”
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