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Paletta's is closed, and sorely missed.
We are a Greek, Italian and Lebanese Grocery Store and Deli/This year we are celebrating our 90th Anniversary in San Antonio. We have remodeled and our place is beautiful - we are now opened Monday - Saturday from 9am - 6pm / We have expanded our menu and now serve hot sandwiches like The Muffuletta and The Cheesy Jo with Ham. Of course we still have our famous Mamma Mia Sandwich and spicy olives.Paletta's is great fun! When you come in for lunch we have an old time juke box that plays old tunes and you can shop for imported hard to find items, or have lunch from our deli or get all your meats and cheeses and italian sausage and other deli items by the pound. We also have something we call "Paletta's After Hours" this is when we have private parties like the 4 course Italian Dinner we are doing on Valentines Day. Paletta's has uniqie items like Valerio's salad dressing from the old Valerio's restaurant, Spumoni ice cream, fresh italian sausage, fresh grated parmesan, and all kinds of other hard to find products.
With three San Antonio locations, Papouli's is a Pan-Mediterranean concept that maintains its core identity as a Greek restaurant, while offering an array of non-Greek menu items. From flavors to feels, sights to sounds, aromas to aesthetics, the unique offerings of Papouli's centers on enhanced recipe flavors, “wow” portion sizes and a uniquely picturesque setting. Come as you are and enjoy a light meal or a hearty Greek Feast. Either way, you'll be pleased, especially with no tipping in our friendly counter-service format.
Delicious Mid East fare with an especially good, smoky baba ghannouj, and excellent saffron-marinated Cornish hens.
Authentic Mediterranean Food, Coffee, Tea & Hookah Bar.
Located in the Medical Center area, our little neighborhood coffee house offers an array of delectable, savory and healthy mediterranean appetizers, salads, and sandwiches, that will have you craving for more.
The newest addition to our menu, "THE" Shrimp Feast (with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, Greek olives, a touch of lemon juice, on a bed of fetuccini pasta), is already a hit among our loyal customers.
Our select coffee choices, like the "Arabic Mocha", will bring you back, again and again. Our motto: "Good coffee comes from Petra!"
Petra Cafe will become your place to go, for food that is made with care, pride and excellent taste at very modest prices, in a clean and friendly atmosphere.
Also, for people who want to try the exotic, our full "Hookah" bar is available.
Feel free to call for availability of Free Delivery, Carry-Out or to order Party Trays for 8 or more people. Free wireless is available. Smoking is allowed.
With a full array of excellent coffees and teas at reasonable prices, this cozy bistro is a valuable commodity in the Medical Center. The Appetizer Platter is a broad sample of Petra's fare, comprising a light, tahini-tinged hummus served with tabouli, baba ganoush, sizzling falafel, olives, and garnishes.
Fun and casual Lebanese style cafe featuring specialties such as Chicken Shawerma, Beef and Chicken Kebab and Falafel as well as hummus, baba ghanouj, and fool medames. We offer the unique "Shisha," or hookah waterpipe with 20 tobacco flavors to choose from.
San Antonio's restaurants entered the no-smoking era in January 2004. Although there are perfectly valid public health reasons for the ban, all but the most enthusiastic anti-tobacco advocates might be interested in recalling an era when smoking was not only tolerated in public settings, but was actually the reason for congregating. Variously known as a hubbly bubbly, hookah, nargile, and yes, shisha, the water pipe was once the center of social and political life in countries such as Turkey. By means of a decorated, flexible hose, smoke is drawn into the water, where it is cooled and, presumably, partially stripped of nicotine and other noxious agents. (Nobody claims that the smoke is totally benign; it's still tobacco - and you will get a mild buzz.) Pipes are often fitted with up to three hoses. Shisha's menu reinforces the cultural heritage of the water pipe with its classic Middle Eastern fare, starting with standards such as hummus and tabbouleh. - Ron Bechtol
If skewered meats and shimmying midriffs are your idea of a Persian (or Greek or Turkish ... ) dining experience, then you've come to the right place. And to the wrong one. For though the Friday night belly dancer could bounce with the best of them, and the shish-kabobs of tender beef left little to be desired, to stop there would be to miss the point of Sina, a stylish place with much more on its plate than baubles, bangles, and browned bits of beef. Sina replaces a previous Persian restaurant in the same location, one that had a Middle Eastern grocery store attached. Our attentive and sartorially spiffy waiter claimed there was no connection between the two, and we'll have to believe him, but the menu is inevitably similar, and the meal did start out in the same, traditional way with a refreshing, palate-perking plate of parsley, scallions, radishes, feta, and flatbread.
- Ron Bechtol
San Antonio's Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine. Shwerma, Kabobs, Hummus, and more! The largest selection of Shisha flavors in South Texas, it's off the hookah!
Colorfully painted walls stake out new territory in Turquoise Turkish Grill's new location, an authentic sampler of Turkey's kitchens from Adana to Istanbul. Don't miss the Iskender kebab, sauced and served atop buttery, puffy pita, and be sure to indulge in a mixed appetizer plate for the full meze experience.
A simple restaurant with tasty food. Come check us out.
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G. Tomas V presents the sixth edition of SA's "only body art competition." Hosted by Anthony "The Poet" Flores, "Fairytales & Fantasy" features 30 artists (including special guests Oscar Galvan Jr. and Raul Castellanos) creating live art on 30 models, plus music by DJ Techneek (10pm-2am), a live visual performance by Matari Productions (10:30pm), and a photo shoot (11pm-midnight) followed by the presentation of contestants at midnight. Rewarding first, second, and third places with trophies and other prizes, the contest also guarantees winners a spot in the 2014 Beyond the Canvas calendar.
Hello Studio hosts a screening of two videos written, recorded, and produced by Joe Raymond Vega, formerly of the band Xry. Exploring gender roles and sexuality, Vega's works speak to "those who indulge and are not afraid … everyone who has had to deal with racial or ethnic cruelty … straight, gay, and lesbian … outcasts of American society."
The AT&T Center hosts its first-ever outdoor rock festival on Memorial Day weekend. The full-day of rock music will feature a lineup of 15 bands and features: Guns N’ Roses, Alice in Chains, Bullet for my Valentine, Skillet, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Device, Clutch, The Sword, Young Guns, O’ Brother, The Heroine, and Memory of a Melody.
An innovative collaboration between the Office of Historic Preservation, the Department for Culture and Creative Development, and the Center City Development Office, the Center City Open House series is designed to showcase the potential of San Antonio’s vacant historic buildings.The inaugural event takes over a 1920s-era building at 201 West Commerce with a dynamic art display spanning the entire facade of the building (featuring artists Rex Hausmann, David Almaguer, and Kyle Martin), a performance of "Da Luz" by Ballet San Antonio, a "Barrio Couture" fashion presentation by local designer Agosto Cuellar, complimentary drinks courtesy of Freetail Brewery, and international hors d’oeuvres by Ming’s Thing.
Based in Monterrey, Mexico, alt-rock outfit Los Claxons — Mauricio Sanchez (voice and guitar), Ignacio Llantada (voice, guitar, and keys), Edgar Lozano (electric guitar), Pablo Gonzalez Sarre (bass and guitar), and Cesareo R. Castillo (drums) — has been nominated for two Latin Grammys and opened for Maroon 5.
Blue Starʼs first all-female exhibition since 2008's "Arte Latina: ROAR," "Texas Tough" represents multiple disciplines in four distinct shows: Sharon Kopriva: "From Terra to Verde," Sherry Owens: "Origins," Amita Bhatt: "Depends Who You Ask," and Jill Bedgood: "Book of Hours: Intervention." "Texas Tough" was made possible by an NEA grant and the support of DCCD.
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