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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.
-This historical building was built in 1890 with a lot of history attached. The building was built by Fritz Boehler, a Brew Master for the Pearl Brewery. The building has remained in the family ever since!
-The building leans to the side due to the the flood of 1921, which has permanently captured its "fun-house" lean for all to experience and enjoy throughout time.
-The nostalgic atmosphere brings memories of yesteryears back to life again.
-The long copper top bar is a local hot spot for all those who are looking for something different and eclectic!
-Each dish served is a blend of comfort food with a twist, that will hit any craving!
Homemade breads and desserts fill the air.
*Green Chile Meatloaf
*Grilled Chicken Poblano
*Pecan Crusted Pork
*Steaks & Cakes
*Hanger and Dip Sandwich
*Risotto Banana Peppers
*Mango Chipotle Crab Cakes
*Crispy Lobster Rolls
*Eggs Benedict for Sunday Brunch
GBG’s extensive menu includes Certified Angus Beef (CAB) burgers, chicken and turkey burgers, and specialty burgers made of lamb, Maryland-style crab cakes, Ahi tuna, Portobello mushrooms, Kobe beef, North American Bison and vegetarian patties. Burgers are served on sourdough and whole-grain wheat rolls that are baked each day to ensure guests enjoy the freshest ingredients.
Options such as crinkle-cut and sweet potato fries, beer-battered onion rings and battered mac-and-cheese wedges are popular sides, as well as an assortment of salads. Soups are created each morning and include favorites such as Roasted Pumpkin Bisque, Turkey Chili, Smoked Gouda Bisque, and New England Clam Chowder.
Another distinguishing characteristic of GBG’s menu is its vast array of cheeses, sauces and toppings. Twelve cheeses are offered, including Camembert, fresh mozzarella, and goat cheese, along with 28 sauces and toppings, ranging from basil pesto aioli and chipotle mayo to apple-smoked bacon, mango avocado salsa, grilled pineapple and fried eggs.
On a healthy note, all fried foods are prepared using zero trans-fats, and each burger can be served on a lettuce wrap for a low-carbohydrate dining alternative. Finally, as an additional gourmet treat, all GBG sauces and salad dressings are made in-house from scratch.
Owner Jorge Cosio, a veteran restaurateur originally from Mexico City, drew inspiration for the GBG concept from restaurants in London, Las Vegas and New York City. He teamed with Chef Mike Davis to bring the unique restaurant to fruition. Davis, who has worked with such celebrated chefs as Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali, has more than 20 years of experience, including five years as Executive Chef at Piatti Ristorante in the Alamo Quarry Market.
Everything from scratch. A nice healthy blend of raw food, vegetarian and meat dishes, pizzas, soups, salads, teas and espresso. Enjoy indoor/outdoor dining in a very artistic environment.
The entrees are healthier and less Tex than Mex by SA standards, but the chips and salsa outshine the main menu. Don't skip dessert, though, even if the only veggie you ate was salsa. Vegetarian entree options available. -- Clint Hale (11/08)
Hilly also does more than passable pasta, the dish of shrimp in lemon-caper sauce over angel hair being a briny/buttery success, and the baked penne with mini meatballs and four cheeses delicate beyond expectations. Desserts are made “for us but not by us,” yet the ubiquitous tres leches was appealingly moist and well-flavored, so the source is apparently a good one.
Beer bottlecaps crunch under your feet under the city’s best tree canopy. Such is the atmosphere at La Tuna, a Southtown fixture where bikers and artists peacefully coexist over cheap beers in the shadow of one of SA’s coolest industrial backdrops.
authentic chinese american cuisine. with such favorites as sesame chicken, general tso, egg foo young, peanut butter chicken and much much more at an affordible price and fresh ingredients. over 30 years in the buisiness from puerto rico, new york and the last 20 years in greater san antonio with his previous location of marbach tio chino. come and join chef tsu at his finest.
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1) Not to worry: If ever there were someone not qualified to opine on matters biblical, 'twould be I. But the preceding verse is burned into my mind by virtue of its posting on the wall of the group cycling room at the Downtown YMCA - where another kind of burning also goes on - that of the calories implied by this article and all others past and future. It's also especially appropriate to the Leap of Faith Café, located in the basement of Travis Park United Methodist Church. Connie Marshall, the café's congenial owner/hostess/guiding light, abandoned her two popular Seasons Café and Bakery locations for a subterranean site, which, in spite of exposed limestone walls, track lighting, and displays of art (affecting portraits of homeless people comprise the current show), still seems very much the church basement it is - with long, communal tables covered with oilcloth. There is more at work here than marketing, and a certain amount of faith is required of the first-time diner; a sandwich board at the street level is the only overt indication of the café's location. It's the only evidence of things not (yet) seen. - Ron Bechtol
Madhatters woos early risers and late hangover-nursers with pitchers of mimosas and salmon, sausage, or traditional Eggs Benedict on the weekends. Enjoy homey sandwiches and desserts all week long in the Alice-in-Wonderland-like Southtown house.
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.
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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.”
Venice, Calif., crossover thrash titans Suicidal Tendencies always stood apart. Even after the release of its now-acclaimed, deeply influential self-titled 1983 debut, punks didn’t know what to do with this gangsta-looking bunch of skaters who didn’t sound or dress like anyone else. “All these people told us we needed the proper ‘etiquette’ for the massive punk rock goal being an individual,” founder (and sole remaining original member) Mike Muir quipped in Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal. “I always thought that was a little strange.” Now Muir is back with the first ST album in 13 years, aptly titled 13 (sorry, Ozzy), and still thrashing while no one dares to argue. With Terror, Trash Talk and the Inspector Cluzo.
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