My husband and I went on our honeymoon (slightly delayed by 3 years) to Thailand and had a pleasure of visiting Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. We took a cooking class in Bangkok that we absolutely loved and had the chance to eat the local food in Chiang Mai which was equally delicious. We returned to San Antonio craving the same flavors and were so excited that a new Thai place had opened up a few blocks away: Baan Essan. The name means ‘Home of the East’ and it specializes in the food of northeastern Thailand.
One of my favorite types of ethnic cuisines is Ethiopian food. My grandparents spent many years in Addis Ababa and my mom and a few of her siblings were born there. In each of the cities that I have lived in I had a ‘go to’ Ethiopian or Eritrean restaurant that I could get a vegetarian plate with the soft tangy spongy Injera and my favorite lentils and veggies. However, San Antonio doesn’t have a restaurant like that… yet. After many weeks of Google searches and yearning for Ethiopian deliciousness I stumbled upon a Facebook page for Berbere Ethiopian Cuisine, a caterer who provided “catering for events and home parties along with personal chef services.” My parents and in-laws were coming into town for a weekend so I thought I’d give the personal chef a try so our family could spend some quality time together. I am so glad I did…
I recently went to Gallo Pizzeria for a quick lunch with some friends and it definitely lived up to the food hype. The building is set back slightly from the road to make room for parking so it is easy to miss unless you’re looking for it. The area is a little rough looking with limited parking and had I not been in a group, I probably wouldn’t have felt comfortable going in by myself. However, once I entered the front door, the staff is so friendly and welcoming I forgot what the outside looked like and will definitely be returning with or without companions. If you enjoy a fluffy and chewy pizza crust with perfect crispy edges, flavorful sauce with a legitimate spicy kick (if you request it), unique toppings, and just the right amount of cheese … read on! (more…)
“South Alamode Gelato opened in May 2014 serving gelato at local farmers markets utilizing the freshest locally sourced fruits, milk, nuts, and other ingredients.” – South Alamode Website
It is a BYOB gelato and panini cafe that opened a storefront in May 2015 in the King William district (Blue Star Arts Complex) that is dog friendly and delicious.
What more can you ask for?