Category Archives: Southtown

The Monterey Offers Epic, Eclectic Eats, Beers, Wines & Sake!

This post is so overdue it’s not funny. Waaaaay back in March, thepixelarchitect and I discovered a true gem on the San Antonio foodie scene when we went to The Monterey (Facebook | Twitter | Yelp) for Sunday brunch. We … Continue reading

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Top Chef Mania Hits San Antonio!

MySA is reporting that Bravo director of communications Tory Brody has confirmed that “a large percentage [of Top Chef’s next season] will be in San Antonio.” In fact, the season is focusing on Texas, not just San Antonio, with filming … Continue reading

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Let’s be Friends at The Friendly Spot Ice House

Back in the days of the household icebox (before refrigerators), people had to regularly purchase blocks of ice to keep their perishables cool. That ice likely came from a local ice house — a warehouse for the frozen stuff. With … Continue reading

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¡Viva Fiesta!

A vibe of excitement is in the air; it’s almost palpable as the city prepares for its annual 11-day Fiesta. thepixelarchitect and I are, of course, Fiesta virgins this year, so we don’t quite know what to expect, except that … Continue reading

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Bike Sharing Comes to San Antonio

This past weekend, San Antonio became part of the B-Cycle network. Other locations include Broward County, Chicago, Denver, Des Moines, Hawaii, and Louisville. At fifteen “B-stations” stituated in and around the downtown area, one may now rent a bicycle for … Continue reading

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The Guenther House

Not long ago, thepixelarchitect and I went for Sunday brunch at San Antonio’s iconic Guenther House. Built in 1860 by Carl Hilmar Guenther, a German immigrant who made his living, and eventually, his fortune milling flour. He and his wife, … Continue reading

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Monster Jam and the nervous young man….

Due to our new neighborhood’s proximity to the Alamodome, various streets around us have different signage about restrictive street parking during events. Some streets require you to have a resident sticker on display in your car, some streets allow no … Continue reading

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Madhatters Tea House & Café

Within walking distance of the house, we have a number of fun restaurants, bars and cafés. One of these is the Madhatters Tea House & Café, a popular hangout for the working-from-home or SOHO/virtual office crowd. Free wireless (not nearly … Continue reading

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Our Neighborhood: Lavaca and Southtown

So, last Thursday, we stumbled — quite by chance — into the weekly neighborhood happy hour at La Frite Belgian Bistro, two blocks from our house. We had a great time meeting about two dozen of our neighbors and having … Continue reading

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So, Here We Are

Now that the whirlwind of activity that was packing and loading and shipping and receiving is fading into history, it’s time to turn to my new hobby of chronicling our relocation to the Lone Star State. Welcome to “Texas Yankee,” … Continue reading

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