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This urban wine inspired restaurant is located in the heart of San Antonio just 5 miles north of the River walk, and minutes south of the airport. Highway 29 that runs through Napa Valley inspired the restaurant’s name. The oversized patio with water fountain creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy wine and appetizers or a four-course dinner. The bar and lounge area offers a trendy, stylish, urban setting for serious wine drinkers to sit back and enjoy a “Road Trip”. All road trips arrive with “wine itineraries” (tasting notes) for the “traveler” to refer to as they are sipping each glass. We specialize in wine country cuisine; Executive Chef Stefan Bowers has created an eclectic menu & makes seasonal changes to showcase fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats.
29 Brix is no longer open. It has been recast as an upscale Mexican cantina.
2tarts Bakery & Catering is located in historical downtown New Braunfels, TX. This scratch bakery offers a wide verity of desserts including buttery tarts to gourmet wedding cakes. Come down and enjoy our late night hours or stop by and pick up your specialty order. Owned, operated, and made with love by Sisters April & Ashley.
A Tempo is the fourth iteration of this restaurant in search of an identity. Talented chefs have come and gone, leaving a few dishes in their wake—some of which work. Most of the restaurant space does not.
Ácenar is not Mi Tierra with a snazzier paint job. With the exception of some slick color photos of nibbled galletas, paletas, and dulces - and maybe the noise level - there's not much at all in the highly charged interior that suggests Tex-Mex, classic or contemporary. In fact, the clever use of a molcajete grid on the patio takes us back to a much earlier era.
The same might be said for the menu: It's divided into San Antonio Tex-Mex Favorites and Ácenar Specialties, and it's not clear at first glance whether the SA favorites are alleged to be updated, or if all the tweaking took place in the specialties section. An appetizer such as the house-smoked salmon nachos with discrete black beans and dill crema looks much like the classic cosa, but the taste is altogether otra. And it works, despite the rarity of both dill and smoked salmon in any Mexican kitchen, traditional or Tex. - Ron Bechtol
Achiote's pan-Latino menu promises more than it delivers, but the roast pork with yellow rice is succulent and the homey rice pudding satisfying. Terrace seating on the River Walk is pleasant. -- Ron Bechtol (08/08)
Award-winning Mediterranean-Lebanese-American franchise offering falaffel, fresh soups daily, hummos, baba, salads, shiskebobs, rolled pitas, large selection of vegetarian menu.
Good food, cold beer, reasonable prices and portions. Food trailers have finally come to Southtown, and it was worth the wait.
Aldaco's Stone Oak outpost remains true to its downtown roots with fresh, flavorful Mex and signature treats, including the avocado margarita and pastel tres leches. -- Ron Bechtol (02/09)
Well, OK. It's a strip club. But it does have a damn tasty buffet.
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.
Great seafood at moderate prices.
We are a traveling crêpe stand in business for over a year. Based out of San Antonio and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves in traditional crêpes made in the French "street style". Please come visit our stand for a real crêpe. We have a loyal following and make your crêpe in front of you with a smile. We also offer gluten free and vegetarian options.
Although not normally found under the same roof, Thai and Filipino foodstuffs are like ebony and ivory at this local Asian market.
Asian Charro is a delicious Chinese restaurant that will tantalize your taste buds. The cook has over 20 years experience making tasty oriental dishes such as Kung Poa Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Lemon or Sweet and Sour Chicken, Lo Mein, and Garlic Shrimp, just to name a few. Asian Charro makes their egg rolls from scratch at their restaurant and boy, are they appetizing. With affordable prices and yummy Chinese food, there is no better place to order out from or eat at then Asian Charro.
With the opening of Athens Greek Xpress, City Hall employees (and others) may have to get used to paying a little more, but they will also be getting far healthier food in a shiny-bright environment with pleasant, quick service.
With oysters on the menu and a wine bar out back, Augie's is not your average "Q" joint. Go for the pork ribs and brisket, and stay for the rest.
Finally, a bona fide Moroccan restaurant has arrived, bringing the sophisticated tastes of Casablanca to the North Side. Try the savory harira soup, meat-filled brewat rolls, and seafood bastilla- wrapped in delicate pastry leaves. A house specialty — the Meshoui, roast lamb shanks braised in a rich eggplant, tomato, and zucchini.
Pushing boundaries for 29 years, Jump-Start Performance Co. is an SA institution rooted in experimentation and collaboration. A former fixture in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the performance art troupe unveils a mysterious new production this week in its new Beacon Hill space. Directed by Marisela Barrera and developed through “a rehearsal process of performance experiments, improvisation and story-sharing,” Oscuridad plays out during the final hours of a doomed cantina frequented by shadowy characters La Lechuza, Fantasma, El Señor, the Handless Maid and La Muerte.
Hair might seem like an odd source of inspiration for a ceramic sculptor, yet Ohio-born, New York-raised, San Antonio-based Jennifer Ling Datchuk reminds that “these delicate strands have the power to identify us to the world, and this world can make assumptions about us based on its shape, color and condition.” Often exploring her own unique heritage (which includes Chinese, Irish and Russian ancestry) as well as underlying themes of identity and femininity, Datchuk favors pristine porcelain as a medium but also works delicate magic with fabric, embroidery and floral patterns. Amusingly titled, her solo show “Dark and Lovely” takes over Blue Star’s Middle Gallery and runs concurrently with Philadelphia artist Caroline Santa’s multi-layered offering “Code-Mixing” (Project Space), an exhibition highlighting local photographer Lané Pittard (Gallery 4) and Hill Country-based Catherine Lee’s sculptural installation “Emergence,” which comes to life with collaborative performances (7pm and 8pm Thu, 7:30pm Fri) courtesy of the Shay Ishii Dance Company (Main Gallery).
Hard-rockin’ and deliberately a bit obnoxious (read totally obnoxious), San Antonio band Dynamite Boyz (note the gratuitous stupidity of the ‘z’ at the end there) plays sweaty rock/old-school metal hallmarked by wild guitar shreds and fierce, bludgeoning volume. A relative newcomer to the SA music scene, this three-piece is delightful for the earnest headbanging it inspires and the give-no-fucks energy that accompanies its shows. Also melting your face on this night of dark lord worship and rock abandon is stalwart local punk outfit Muscle Car, which plays aggressive garage punk at white-knuckle speeds.
Despite best intentions, Lynyrd Skynyrd left behind enough bullets for a million .38 Specials, but don’t hold that against them. The reign of Skynyrd—named after the gym teacher hassling them about their long hair at Robert E. Lee High School—ended at its zenith in 1977 when a plane crash killed three members, including frontman Ronnie Van Zant. But like the phoenix, Skynyrd rose from the ashes a decade later with Van Zant’s little brother Johnny at the helm. As my Southern Granny used to say “It’s worse for wear, but it’s still an effing phoenix, bro. ‘Freebird!’”
Looking like something straight out of Lewis Carroll’s synapses, Sala Diaz is one of the quirkiest gallery spaces you may have overlooked on First Friday. The house is an experimental exhibition space that has hosted artists from all over the world. Barbara Sturm’s “7+5-3 = Nine Fingers” will be featured through September 27. Hailing from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Sturm will tackle concepts of failing, inhibition, handicaps and interruptions in drawings and installation. Expect conceptual works in which something is always missing, “at least the tenth finger of those two hands of yours.”
If you are a fan of gospel-tinged blues music that really hearkens back to the primordial soul of the genre, you’ll want to be at Sam’s Burger Joint this Saturday as Ruthie Foster presents her new, Meshell Ndegeocello-produced album Promise of a Brand New Day. Foster, who has received various blues-specific accolades and was nominated for a Grammy for her 2012 album Let it Burn, has the kind of voice and songwriting range that can only come from a lifetime of devotion to the craft and lessons lived. Don’t miss this native Texan as she celebrates this swell new batch of material.
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