San Antonio Swagger

A few Septembers ago, the Husband took me to San Antonio for my birthday. I took my law books for good measure, but they were mostly dead weight. We had such a great time. We did the traditional tourist things like the Alamo and the Riverwalk, but we explored a little more of the city too:

  • Ate burgers at Chris Madrid’s – A 35 year-old, laid back burger joint/cantina in Mid-town San Antonio (I wore my cowboy boots). The burgers were excellent (almost as good as Fred’s), as were the margaritas.

  • Two-stepped at Floore’s Country Store to the Josh Abbott Band in Helotes.
  • Drank a 60oz. margarita and ate fajitas at Café Ole on the Riverwalk and followed that with a nap. (Are you noticing our margarita trend?)

  • Had dinner at Ounce Steakhouse (the hubby really knows how to treat a girl) where we both had Akaushi beef. Texas is the only place outside of Japan that Akaushi beef is raised. The phrase “melt in your mouth” now has new meaning. The best part was my birthday dessert – cotton candy with a sparkler – yes, you heard me correctly. It was amazing.

We also went to this little bar a few blocks from our hotel that served the best Irish coffees. Unfortunately, neither one of us remembers the name of this. So if any of you know of a San Antonio bar that has exposed brick walls, a bistro-feel and the best Irish coffees around please let us know. Since forgetting its name, we have vowed to take better notes on our trips.


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