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Hot off the Griddle

Like many Texans who have a fondness for pancakes, I keep a list of favorite places to eat them. Magnolia…

San Antonio’s Grande Dames

Sparkling chandeliers illuminate a couple seated in a pair of vivid green, high-backed chairs. Light streaming through a row of…

The Venice of Texas

Just steps from San Antonio’s Main Plaza, established in the 18th Century and considered by many to be the heart…

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

At the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed explores the Mesoamerican civilization that flourished from about 1,800…

The Crown Pearl

Like many urbanites, my daily grind includes too much traffic and too many frazzled nerves. After one recent particularly hectic…

Baile, Conjunto style

In these modern times, the words “music festival” make me think of Jumbotrons and multiple stages, $225 wristbands and the…

Play Ball

From a perch beyond the left-field fence, the mid-summer scene unfolds like a real-life Field of Dreams. An afternoon thunderstorm…

The San Antonio Blues

Arguably the most monumental date in the history of recorded music in Texas was November 23, 1936, when Robert Johnson…

Salud! to Tasty Adventures

In a demonstration kitchen within shouting distance of Davy Crockett’s fiddle, a 650-pound purple amethyst, and circus memorabilia from the…

Gung Hay Fat Choy,* Y’all!

Growing up in Houston in the late Sixties when the Chinese community was much smaller (and inconceivable that Texas’ largest…

Literal(ly) San Antonio

On a 1709 expedition into the unsettled territory north of the Rio Grande, Fray Isidro Espinosa of Nueva España wrote…

The Missing Ingredient

Stepping into the brightly colored display area of the Melissa Guerra Latin Kitchen Market in San Antonio was like entering…
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