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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 11:37pm. 4,166 Views, 5 Comments.
City of Waters
It only makes sense that San Antonio would be most famous for – after the Alamo – for the Riverwalk. The downtown landscaped banks of the San Antonio River are a tourist draw without peer. Less well-frequented, or newer developments – say, through King William and Southtown, or along the new Pearl Brewery-Museum Reach are a secret and treasured green-space as well as a breath of fresh air for residents.
The existence of the San Antonio River is more than just a happy coincidence and landscaping opportunity; when San Antonio began to expand and industrialize in the late 19th century, the river provided power for establishments like C.H. Guenther's Pioneer flour mill – as well as power and a necessary ingredient for breweries like the…
Friday, October 21st, 2011 at 9:03am. 2,660 Views, 0 Comments.
We've Never Wondered About That . . .
by Celia Hayes
We did our usual ramble through the yearly San Antonio Herb Market this last weekend; It used to be much more down-home and funky when it used to be held under the oak trees in Aggie Park, but a couple of years ago it moved to tres upscale digs at the Pearl Brewery, which allowed us to hit the weekly Saturday farmer's market as well. It's been at least a year since we did the farmer's market at the Pearl. To our delight there were many new venders, and some of our old favorites, including the Kitchen Pride folks from Gonzales who sell mushrooms. My daughter loves mushrooms, and indulged in a whole bag of baby portabellas, we sampled some gourmet mozzarella, while she lamented once again…
Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 10:45am. 2,915 Views, 0 Comments.
20 Herbs to Remember
Written by Randy Watson
The 20th Anniversary of the San Antonio Herb Market presents the "20 Herbs to Remember" ... at the Pearl Brewery Complex, 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX. Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
The 2011 San Antonio Herb Market. The free SAWS-sponsored event features cooking demos, lectures, and activities for the kids! Purchase fresh herbs and other plants, handmade soaps, olive oils, books and other products to delight your herbal senses. Visit with experts on organic gardening, and choose from an array of handmade gardening items to purchase for your patio, deck or yard.
The Herb Market is free and open to the public. Mark your calendars for this very special event!
Monday, October 10th, 2011 at 10:51am. 3,825 Views, 0 Comments.
Italian Feast at Christopher Columbus Italian Society Hall in San Antonio
This years festival and Italian dinner is over, but if you missed it, the Ladies Auxillary holds quarterly Italian dinners ...
So, who would have guessed that there is a thriving little Italian community tucked away in San Antonio ... well, if you have passed by at speed on the IH-35 North, just where the highway passes Navarro and Santa Rosa, you would have caught a glimpse of a tiny, ornate brick church – the Church of San Francisco de Paoli, with the Columbus Hall right next to it and the beginnings of an ornate public square and gardens out in front. The church and the hall were built by a social and self-help society formed of Italian immigrants at the turn of the…
Sunday, September 25th, 2011 at 7:51pm. 9,952 Views, 0 Comments.
Christopher Columbus Day Celebration and Festival 2011Sunday, October 9, 2011, San Antonio, Texas
FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING
Written by Randy WatsonWho: The Christopher Columbus Italian Society of San Antonio, Texas What: Christopher Columbus Day Celebration When: Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 11am - 5 pm Where: Columbus Hall at San Antonio's "Little Italy" 201 Piazza Italia San Antonio, TX 78207 Phone: 210-223-8284
Ciao a tutti! Parla come mangi ... "Hello everyone! Speak how you eat."
Italian food is simple, natural, and just plain good. Come see what real Italian food is all about. Speaking Italian and eating Italian is the thing to do at the annual Christopher Columbus Day celebration; Sunday, October 9th, 2011 from…
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 at 10:51am. 5,825 Views, 0 Comments.
by Julia Hayden
It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the downtown Riverwalk is the heart of San Antonio – after the Alamo, it’s the other completely unique tourist attraction. Water, trees and skinny riverbank gardens in the heart of a high-rise city – not many other places like it, and all hail Robert Hugman, the architect-genius who conceived the idea of a riverbank promenade, lined with shops and adorned with bridges and gardens.
Water and plenty of it drove the establishment of a settlement and missions here in the first place: an oasis in what was otherwise near enough to a desert. Early San Antonio looked to the water, measured out careful amounts through the acequias, the irrigation ditches. By the mid-19th century,…
Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at 10:06am. 3,664 Views, 0 Comments.
A Month of Markets Around San AntonioBy Julia Hayden
Farmers’ markets, that is – and not just in metropolitan San Antonio, although the every-Saturday at the Pearl Brewery reigns supreme for location and places to eat, and sheer variety of offerings. Not to mention the live music and the family friendliness of it all. One could actually work up a schedule of hitting the local markets and doing a bit of sight-seeing in certain towns within driving distance of San Antonio: they’d be something to do, every Saturday – and better for you than vegging out in front of the television.
First Saturday of the month: Wimberley Market Days, which is just about the granddaddy of them all, being the oldest outdoor market in the state, and the…
Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 11:08am. 6,628 Views, 2 Comments.
Herbal RemedyBy Julia Hayden 19th Annual San Antonio Herb Market Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pearl Brewery Complex "Herb of the Year" = Dill
Ah, at long last - respite from the customary brutal heat of summer in south Texas, when that glorious day dawns. The low temperature at night drops into the fifties, the high of the day is maybe for about twenty minutes in late afternoon when the thermometer crawls up to the mid-eighties, and all over the city one can hear the sound of windows being raised, cranked open and flung wide to admit the delicious fresh and unfiltered air . . . yes, the woman rushing from window to window last week and screaming ‘fresh air, fresh air, good god…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:09pm. 1,591 Views, 0 Comments.
Books and Munchies at the Old Pearl Brewery
By hook and by crook and a great deal of determination, the once semi-industrial area around the old Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, TX is gentrifying; renovate the buildings, slap in some top-grade landscaping and bring in the right mix of retail stores, eateries and offices, schedule something like a regular farmers' market on Saturdays, and the yuppie herds descend in droves. I do not mean to sound snide, by the way - I just appreciate the effort, believing as I do that a neighborhood ought to be yuppified enough to be safe, but still scruffy enough to be interesting.
The neighborhood around Josephine and Grayson, just off 281 pretty well hits the mark, with…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:00pm. 1,740 Views, 0 Comments.
Hurrah for Olives!
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Although it embarrasses me thoroughly - especially after Saturday last - to confess that I really don't like olives, straight up. Nope: don't care for them, I do not like them in a house, with a mouse, here or there, anywhere - not even at the Olive Ole festival down in Elmendorf, the home of the Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard . . . although I can really, really, and in an almost religious sense - get behind olive oil. Olive oil, drizzled on salads, infused with herbs, brushed over grilled meats, dipped into with chewy pieces of good rich sourdough bread, infinite in goodness, and utility - the cooking oil of the gods. Heck, by…