Category Archives: King William

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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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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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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