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3 hours ago, Knoxtnhorn said:

Any recs - Mexican or BBQ - in the NW San Antonio area?  We'll be near SeaWorld for a weekend in Dec.

Tacos N Salsa on 1604 near 10. Great breakfast tacos

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10 hours ago, StruggleBus said:

Skip Sea world and go play a round of golf at Hill Country Resort

We're there for a family reunion.  Not even going to Sea World.  In Friday ; out Sunday.

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The sea world area ( 151 ) is a shit show of chain restaurants.   Rudy's is the best bbq over there.  There's the before mentioned Palenque, mama Margie's and Las palapas which are average fast Tex Mex.  Go a little farther to wapo taco. It's a small place, probably can't take the entire reunion there.

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BTW, if you're willing to travel a little outside town, La Cabana in Lakehills is also pretty good.  We always eat there when I'm visiting my Dad (he lives there by Medina Lake).

I'm usually not a fan of Mexican rice...I douse it with salsa to make it better.  But, I really like theirs.  No need to doctor it up.

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Those Taco Palenque tortillas is where it’s at.


I used to take clients to steakhouse dinner in McAllen that would be considered average at best and then hit up Palenque on way to hotel.


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Headed to San Antonio for a few days with the wife in a few weeks. She’s from San Antonio but we’ve lost touch with the town a bit. Thoughts on where to stay and what to do? We are empty nesters.

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Look up local events. John Floors in helotes is an excellent live music venue 

Pearl Brewery area 

day drinking / patios in king William - south town. 

fredricksburgh (sp?)

junking in new braunfels 

golf ?

 

Edited by tx 3 putt

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16 minutes ago, Dbeasy said:

Headed to San Antonio for a few days with the wife in a few weeks. She’s from San Antonio but we’ve lost touch with the town a bit. Thoughts on where to stay and what to do? We are empty nesters.

Stat at the Emma if you can.   The Pearl and all its shops, bars and restaurants are at our front door and also easy Uber into downtown.  Check out the Havana hotel and Ocho for dinner and the bar downstairs. 

 

If you want something more resortish and out of town the La Cantera resort is great and Andrew Weisman's Signature is on property. 

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2 hours ago, Dbeasy said:

Headed to San Antonio for a few days with the wife in a few weeks. She’s from San Antonio but we’ve lost touch with the town a bit. Thoughts on where to stay and what to do? We are empty nesters.

depends on what you're after.  if you want to relax and get away.  la canterra is an excellent choice.  there is fine dining on the property, and floores, hills and dales, as well as many many other great dining and nightlife options right on 1604 off blanco, stone oak,

if you want the real san Antonio experience stay on the river walk.  lots of great hotel options, dining, art, and nightlife.  i cant vouch for the Havana inn, but i can vouch for the martinis on their balcony.  i cant vouch for the hotel Valencia, but i can vouch for the v bar and acenar, biga, and other great foodie joints in the downtown area.

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Was in SA this weekend.

Chicken Fried Ribeye at the Barn Door...

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Snapper Paesano at, well, Paesano's...

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Thanks for input. Have decided to stay on the riverwalk since it’s close in any direction to areas we want to go. Will hit south and Pearl, of course Alamo for the fifth time. Used to go to Barn Door a lot but heard it’s slipped the last few years.

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Hotel Contessa is a great place to stay. It’s on the very southern end of the Riverwalk away from all of the hustle and bustle.

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1 hour ago, Dbeasy said:

Thanks for input. Have decided to stay on the riverwalk since it’s close in any direction to areas we want to go. Will hit south and Pearl, of course Alamo for the fifth time. Used to go to Barn Door a lot but heard it’s slipped the last few years.

La Fonda on Main is still amazing

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Thanks for input. Have decided to stay on the riverwalk since it’s close in any direction to areas we want to go. Will hit south and Pearl, of course Alamo for the fifth time. Used to go to Barn Door a lot but heard it’s slipped the last few years.

Friendly Spot is a cool day drink place

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2 hours ago, Dbeasy said:

Thanks for input. Have decided to stay on the riverwalk since it’s close in any direction to areas we want to go. Will hit south and Pearl, of course Alamo for the fifth time. Used to go to Barn Door a lot but heard it’s slipped the last few years.

Been going there for 30 plus years.

Food was as good as ever.

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1 minute ago, Cajun said:

Been going there for 30 plus years.

Food was as good as ever.

 

i always get 'barn door' and 'little red barn' mixed up, both are good 

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Barn Door > LRB imo

But, I do like both a lot.

Barn Door is Alamo Heights and LRB is Downtown - ish.

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On 2/1/2020 at 7:06 PM, thrillhammer said:

la canterra is an excellent choice.  there is fine dining on the property, and floores, hills and dales, as well as many many other great dining and nightlife options

Depending on how old you are, Hills and Dale's might not be the same.  I hadn't been in like 7 years but went a couple months ago.  The old dusty dive/biker bar is no more.  It's the bar you'd expect being across from a college campus.  The long wall of taps is down to like 10 including 5 versions of lite beer.  There's a DJ stand.  It's douchy now.  

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Mia’s - 1604/16 has a solid Mexican breakfast and lunch/dinner. 

I’m not a fan of their food. They do have really good black coffee though.

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Depending on how old you are, Hills and Dale's might not be the same.  I hadn't been in like 7 years but went a couple months ago.  The old dusty dive/biker bar is no more.  It's the bar you'd expect being across from a college campus.  The long wall of taps is down to like 10 including 5 versions of lite beer.  There's a DJ stand.  It's douchy now.  

Yeah it’s a straight up college bar now. It’s pretty great on sundays cause they throw a Sunday funday party and it’s packed with talent.

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Depending on how old you are, Hills and Dale's might not be the same.  I hadn't been in like 7 years but went a couple months ago.  The old dusty dive/biker bar is no more.  It's the bar you'd expect being across from a college campus.  The long wall of taps is down to like 10 including 5 versions of lite beer.  There's a DJ stand.  It's douchy now.  

Yeah it’s a straight up college bar now. It’s pretty great on sundays cause they throw a Sunday funday party and it’s packed with talent.

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6 minutes ago, Bevo VIII said:


I’m not a fan of their food. They do have really good black coffee though.

Hits close to home, had two carne g tacos last week, very good 

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Hits close to home, had two carne g tacos last week, very good 

Have you tried Jalapeños on the other side of 1604/Bandera?

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On 2/2/2020 at 8:10 PM, tx 3 putt said:

LRB is heavy on the latina waitresses in little skirts 

Go on...  will be down that way in April. 

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43 minutes ago, Bevo VIII said:


Have you tried Jalapeños on the other side of 1604/Bandera?

No, too far according to my mom 

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On 2/2/2020 at 7:10 PM, tx 3 putt said:

LRB is on the heavy latina waitresses in little skirts side.

fify

😉

 

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Hits close to home, had two carne g tacos last week, very good 


I’d kill every one of you for some good carne guisada. I’ve tried to find some good carne guisada here in the Houston area, but it’s always made more like a soup with big chunks of tomatoes and potatoes. It’s tasty, but it’s not carne guisada like I’m used to.

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36 minutes ago, Hate said:

 


I’d kill every one of you for some good carne guisada. I’ve tried to find some good carne guisada here in the Houston area, but it’s always made more like a soup with big chunks of tomatoes and potatoes. It’s tasty, but it’s not carne guisada like I’m used to.

 

Hits close to home, had a carne g taco this am from Villa Arcos. Very legit, is not bad at all. Call in your order, 1hr+ wait on weekends 

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On 2/7/2020 at 4:34 PM, dingleberryswitzer said:

Depending on how old you are, Hills and Dale's might not be the same.  I hadn't been in like 7 years but went a couple months ago.  The old dusty dive/biker bar is no more.  It's the bar you'd expect being across from a college campus.  The long wall of taps is down to like 10 including 5 versions of lite beer.  There's a DJ stand.  It's douchy now.  

thanks for the tip.  i moved away in 2011 so did not know that.  i always enjoy an outdoor beer setting and their selection was one of the best in town at that time.

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A chill outdoor beer spot in the same area...  The patio at freetail is nice, but it's less nice since they built apartments about 30 yards away. Busted sandal opened a tap room in old Town helotes. plus there helotes country club for that old timer feel. Might try the food truck park in Leon springs.  It gets crowded on nice beer drinking weekends though.  In all honesty, Boerne has like 4 brewpubs and a bunch of other corny shit on their main strip.  Like a mini Fredericksburg.  

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The Busted sandal tap and wine 101 share the same common area. BS has about 6 bar seats inside and 4 picnic benches but sitting out under the Oaks is the best. The waiters from wine 101 will bring menus and serve food.

We've already been there 3 times since opening.

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I'm taking some customers to SA for the Commodity Classic at the end of the month. What kinda off-campus activities does this hip town offer equally-hip northern midwesterners? Golf? Where? What else?

Myself I intend to gorge myself on Whataburger.

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The golf is good.

Hill Country Hyatt, The Quarry, Silverhorn, La Cantera, are a few slam dunks just off the top of my head.

 

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