Everybody Freak Out: Taco Taco at Trinity!

Everybody Freak Out: Taco Taco at Trinity!

What’s that racket, you ask? Does it sound something like the cheers that erupted from the crowd gathered around Millsaps College’s football field back in 2007, when Trinity University forever went down in football history with the now-legendary “Mississippi Miracle” play? I’ll tell you: That noise you hear is hundreds of Trinity students rejoicing at the … Continue reading »

PechaKucha 11 at the Josephine Theatre

PechaKucha 11 at the Josephine Theatre

From roving art trucks and croissants to microgrants and the forests of Paraguay, the presenters of PechaKucha 11 rocked the stage of the Josephine Theatre — in just six minutes and 40 seconds each. PechaKucha Night gives eight speakers the chance to elaborate on their passions over the course of 20 slides, each on display for just 20 seconds. The … Continue reading »

Transatlantic Food Trends: Barcelona to SATX

Transatlantic Food Trends: Barcelona to SATX

A recent trip to Barcelona proved enlightening, exciting and, perhaps most of all, delicious. As I sampled jamón ibérico, tapas from basque country and endless paellas, it struck me that San Antonio’s food scene could really benefit by taking a few pages from the ol’ Catalan cookbook. See my recommended additions to SA’s foodie palate … Continue reading »

Backstage Pass to San Antonio’s Yelp Empire

Backstage Pass to San Antonio’s Yelp Empire

Last summer, some 300 Yelpers converged upon the iconic Charline McCombs Empire Theatre for Yelp’s Backstage Pass, the biggest Yelp event to-date in San Antonio. For three hours, attendees sampled food and drink from more than 14 of the city’s most beloved eateries, bars, and brands – all donated by the participating businesses. The results and more on Yelp in San … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life: SA Pops

A Day in the Life: SA Pops

Is it still too cold outside to start thinking about paletas? Nah. The delightful family that runs SA Pops, an “artisanal paleta shop” on North Saint Mary’s, is just as sweet as their frozen treats. More on what a day in popsicle-making biz looks like is in the San Antonio Current.  

ArteKids: Bilingual Children’s Books

ArteKids: Bilingual Children’s Books

Thanks to the combined efforts of the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA), the San Antonio Public Library Foundation(SAPLF) and the Trinity University Press, kiddos in the Alamo City and beyond have five more options for beautiful, bilingual books: the ArteKids series. Read more about this collaboration, which features images of work from the SAMA collection, on the Rivard Report.     … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life: Groomer Seafood

A Day in the Life: Groomer Seafood

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a seafood wholesaler is like? I’ll tell you: COLD. Rick Groomer, San Antonio’s number one seafood mogul, walked me through the freezers as he explained how the heck a fish gets from New Zealand to my plate in 48 hours or less. Read more about Groomer … Continue reading »

Boot Scootin’

Boot Scootin’

“Out in the country past the city limits sign, well there’s a honky tonk near the county line.” Not to contradict the illustrious Brooks and Dunn, but there’s actually a couple honky tonks in the area worth your while. For the best places to boogie from San Antonio to Austin, check out Boot Scootin’ in the San Antonio Business … Continue reading »

Dine With Your Dog

Dine With Your Dog

Sit. Stay. Roll over. Check please! In my book, the best kind of restaurant is one that welcomes human and human’s best friend. Especially for you and your canine companion, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite places around town to grab a bite while my dog bites at passersby. I kid, I kid. Wallace is … Continue reading »