Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

Between September 16 and 22, eating out can fill your tummy — and a hungry child’s.  A great idea… but only one high-end restaurant in San Antonio participating!  Yay Bella on the River!  Also on the list are all of the Denny’s, Fuddruckers, Which Wich, Joe’s Crab Shack and Le Madelaine chain locations. The No Kid Hungry campaign uses funds raised to:

  1. Build state- and city-based No Kid Hungry partnerships of public and private decision-makers who develop a measurable action plan to end child hunger in their city or state.
  2. Expand effective assistance, education and advocacy programs operated by local organizations across the country.
  3. Raise awareness about the issue of childhood hunger and the No Kid Hungry strategy to end it.
  4. Educate families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to prepare affordable, healthy meals.

A worthy cause in my books.  Come on, San Antonio restaurants, let’s pitch in!  Learn more.


Anthony Bourdain in San Antonio

show time!

Whether you love him or hate him, you definitely know him. Anthony Bourdain is coming to San Antonio this November on his Guts & Glory tour.  While not much information has been released on the content of the show, a member of his PR team did share that he will be offering “candid, often hysterical insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience.” I am sure this will be in his usual vulgar style!

Ticket prices range from $32 to $147.  A limited number of VIP tickets are available ($147), which include premier seating, a limited edition tour poster and VIP laminate, and exclusive access to a post-show meet and greet reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and photo and signing opportunities.

Tickets went on sale yesterday.  Visit TicketMaster to purchase tickets!  We’ll see you there…

Cocktails with a Cause: The San Antonio Cocktail Conference

A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine told me he was volunteering at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference.  I was intrigued.. this sounded like a great volunteer opportunity – especially if appreciation was paid in cocktails!  I checked out the website and learned that the four-day event was modeled on the Manhattan Cocktail Classic and New Orleans’ Tales of the Cocktail event.  Yay – a little bit of the big city right here in San Antonio!   And the best part is that the event benefits HeartGift, a group of surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, medical personnnel, volunteers, and host families dedicated to providing life-saving heart surgery to disadvantaged children living in developing countries. Continue reading

What’s Cookin’ in Auden’s Kitchen


We have been wanting to try out Auden’s Kitchen for a while now because we really love Bruce Auden’s other restaurant, Biga on the Banks.  J’s brother was in town and we were looking for a place that had a nice variety of dishes — and Auden’s Kitchen fit the bill.  As soon as we walked in, I knew we would like it. Continue reading

San Antonio Palate vs. The Fearless Critic


Today, I was excited to come home to a present from J – a copy of The Fearless Critic San Antonio.  The Houston version was my dining bible so I was super happy to get it!  I decided to see how my scores stacked up the the Critics’.  It seemed we were generally on the same page, but there were a few restaurants where our scores were very different.  Check out my comparison chart (yes, I know I am a nerd). Continue reading