Category Archives: Culture

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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SA Cocktail Conference is coming! Be there or be Square!

The folks over at the Bar at Bohanan’s are organizing the first-ever San Antonio Cocktail Conference, set to take place January 26-29, 2012. Ocho Lounge at the Havana, Soho Wine and Martini Bar, and Rio San Antonio Cruises are co-sponsors. … 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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Summer Lovin’ in San Antonio

As summer speeds by, I’m struck by how livable the weather has been, despite consistent temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s. We have yet to experience any real humidity — perhaps because we’re in the midst of one … Continue reading

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Bitter Brown Coffee — What To Do?

I don’t typically write about politics here on Texas Yankee. This is the first such post, and while I can’t say it will never happen again, I don’t anticipate doing so very often. On Friday, New York passed its historic … Continue reading

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema FTW!

Had a cool night out last night at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, where we participated in a sing-along performance of GREASE, that fabulous musical that gave us “Summer Lovin’,” “Greased Lightning,” “Beauty School Dropout,” and more! First, a note about … Continue reading

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LA Times Explores Our Riverwalk

Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times Travel section featured a profile of our beloved Riverwalk entitled “Good times for San Antonio’s Riverwalk,” in which the author shares the fact that the Riverwalk attracts more visitors each year “than Universal Studios, New York’s … 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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