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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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Penned in 1816 by German author E. T. A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King formed the fantastical springboard for the Tchaikovsky-scored two-act ballet The Nutcracker. Premiered in 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia, with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, the holiday mainstay has inspired an eclectic array of adaptations—from B. Bumble and the Stingers’ boogie-woogie hit “Nut Rocker” to the burlesque satire The Slutcracker. Choreographed by Gabriel Zertuche and conducted by Akiko Fujimoto, this local production unites Ballet San Antonio and the San Antonio Symphony for dancing around the Christmas tree, a war between gingerbread soldiers and menacing mice, and an enchanting voyage in a dolphin-powered boat to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets.
Cande Aguilar and Jorge Puron are contemporary artists who emerged from the Texas/Mexico border. While Aguilar hails from the Rio Grande Valley, Puron grew up in Piedras Negras, Mexico. Much like the volatile dynamics of the border region today, their work involves the frenetic use of media, and a fusion of styles in paintings informed by their identities and feelings.
Boasting a résumé that includes both Bonnaroo and Obama’s inaugural ball, Black Violin can no longer claim to be “the biggest independent group that no one has ever heard of.” Formed by violist/vocalist Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and violinist Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, the Florida duo crafts a signature hybrid of hip-hop, rock, R&B, bluegrass and classical music. With only two albums—a self-titled 2007 debut and 2012’s Classically Trained—Baptiste and Sylvester have also emerged as in-demand collaborators, working with the likes of Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Kanye West, Aerosmith and Aretha Franklin. In addition to playing 200 shows per year with their support band—turntablist DJTK, drummer Beatdown and cellist Joe Cello—Black Violin performs at schools, encouraging kids to think creatively while stressing the importance of arts education.
Based on travels along the length of the U.S./Mexico border and encounters with residents, fence contractors, border patrol officers and journalists, New York artist Blane De St. Croix’s “Broken Landscape III” reconstructs a selection of the border as a “monumental miniaturized section” that divides the gallery space.
Mexico’s Natalia Lafourcade is one of the most talented singer-songwriters in the Latin alternative music world, and she comes to San Antonio days after winning two Latin Grammy awards (making it a career total of three, though technically one goes to the director of the long-form video of Mujer Bonita, her superb tribute to the music of Agustín Lara). She started as Natalia and La Forquetina (the name of her band), and then continued reinventing herself as a solo artist and producer of Carla Morrison, a two-time Latin Grammy winner herself. Lafourcade is a versatile performer who embodies the best of Latin alternative music: its ability to organically fuse regional sounds with rock and pop to achieve near-mainstream status without sacrificing integrity.
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