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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.
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.
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 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.
San Antonio's newest Bagel hot-spot! Try our fabulous New York-style bagels made fresh from scratch right here in our kitchen. We make 18 varieties of bagels and 9 flavors of cream cheese. We have several breakfast and lunch sandwiches, all available any time. Try our famous Cheese Grits and Bagelaches for a treat! If you love real bagels, you'll love Bagel Factory! San Antonio Magazine thinks we've done it right!
Ask Alex Maas to define “psychedelic,” and he’s got an answer ready. “Eighteen grandmothers in a yellow polka-dot bikini, playing banjo onstage,” he says.
It’s a shitty, sarcastic answer, sure. But you gotta figure that, as frontman for the Black Angels, founders of Austin Psych Fest and a band that named itself for a Velvet Underground song and worshipped the cosmic drone back in the early ’00s when rhythm-obsessed bands like Joy Division and Gang of Four were the retro tunes of choice and the phrase “Tame Impala” meant fuck-all to anyone, he’s probably heard that one before. Turns out this is just one more case where the dictionary is even less helpful than a rock star. “Psychedelic,” says Merriam-Webster, is a noun meaning “a psychedelic drug (such as LSD).” But let’s assume our friends are lame, and scoring Lucy in order to better understand an article just isn’t an option. We’re back to the grandmothers and the polka-dot bikini, which doesn’t much describe the band’s sound. If it’s any help, Maas names like-minded visual artist Alex Grey as a fellow psychonaut. For the uninitiated, the music of the Black Angels, free from its more complicated antecedents, might be the Platonic ideal for psychedelic music, combining that famous Velvet hum with the self-serious lyrical poetry of Jim Morrison (not hating — somebody has to bring in the wood for carving, as Ezra Pound says). To put it another way, the Black Angels are the only hipster-era band likely to write a war protest song with zero irony. But they aren’t interested in rehashing the Flower Power era, Maas says. It’s more complicated than that.
“If a song sounds good, if it makes us feel good, then we’ll keep playing it,” Maas says. “It might be more hip-hop psychedelic, it might be more traditional ’60s psychedelia, it might be folk psychedelic music or surf or garage. There’s so many different genres, so it’s kind of difficult to just focus on one thing.” Their latest, Indigo Meadow, moves through all of these sub-genres and then some without missing a mind-blowing beat, while baiting hooks with catchy choruses and offering heavy-handed but timely criticism on “Don’t Play With Guns.” According to an article in LIFE published in 1969, “true ‘acid rock’ goes deeper than just lyrics. It employs a monotonous, harshly amplified drone sound which can act as a psychedelic stimulus,” and that seems fair. Without Owsley Stanley’s kitchen-sink acid, there’d be no USA, circa 1967, and without 50 years of drug-abusing rock stars, there’d be no Black Angels. Even if they can’t define it, the Black Angels are the standard-bearers for modern psych-rock, and if you ever do get ahold of those drugs, you’ll be goddamn glad they’re here.
Following a tour of the exhibition “Fiesta, Fête, Festival” (1pm), and a taste of fairground fare (1:30pm), the McNay screens Carlos Saura’s Flamenco (2pm), a 1995 documentary tracing the roots and rhythms of the art form.
Michael D. Burger directs Rob Barron’s Henchmen, the second installment of the Chronicles of Nerdology. Set in a warehouse, the play focuses on a captive superhero while an epic battle rages outside.
“Guns N’ Roses,” according to the press release for the inaugural day-long Bud Light River City Rockfest, “are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba … Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal...” Not in my America, bucko. To be fair, I guess, Bumblefoot is every bit as much Slash as Rose circa 2013 is Rose circa 1987. But we didn’t come here to gloat over the decades-long decline of a former World’s Coolest Motherfucker titleholder, we came to watch Rose do live-band karaoke renditions of the hits, dammit. Local heavy hitters the Heroine, however, still have the Appetite for Destruction, and their live show is insane even when they aren’t playing big festivals with Hall of Famers. They will be the band to watch. Raised on GNR, not to mention fellow fest act Alice in Chains, the Heroine and fellow San Antonians Memory of a Melody have the energy and the motive to put on a show Axl might’ve a quarter century ago.
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.
If you missed the recent Tejano Conjunto Festival, don’t despair — two of this year’s hottest acts will grace the Arneson River Theater stage in a “tribute to the kings of accordion.” It’s a fitting homage, as Juanito Castillo and Dwayne Verheyden are exemplary protégés of their respective masters. Castillo, a young San Antonio native, hooked up with legendary Steve “Esteban” Jordan and absorbed the late Jimi Hendrix of the accordion’s magical, genre-pushing style. Verheyden, a baby-faced 22-year-old from the Netherlands, looks to Flaco Jiménez for his precise conjunto mastery. Both will play backed by a band comprised of notable players like Gabriel Zavala, host of KSAT’s Tejano y Más program (and a member of Lush and Stefani Montiel’s band), and Jaime Villanueva, a longtime guitarist for Jordan. The Michael Guerra Band opens.
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