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San Antonio Restaurant/Dining Suggestions for PAX South 2018

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  • mig0mig0 Registered User regular
    I'll have to check out Mi Tierra and Tommy's... also gonna try to check out the breakfast taco thing. For some reason that's not much of a thing here in California.

  • mnemonictutormnemonictutor A Mnemonic Tutor in Silicon Valley Mountain View, CARegistered User regular
    mig0 wrote: »
    I'll have to check out Mi Tierra and Tommy's... also gonna try to check out the breakfast taco thing. For some reason that's not much of a thing here in California.

    Tell me about it. Mexican food sucks here in California. I literally can’t wait to go home to TX for real Mexican food. Tommy’s also does breakfast tacos btw, so you can go there as well. Believe me, they’re the bomb. Ask for barbacoa tacos and big red. Bacon and egg tacos and potato and egg are also good. Papas rancheras are delicious.

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  • clericshivclericshiv Registered User new member
    edited January 10
    Wanted to add a few that have changed/new that I didn't see in the OP or the 2015 doc:

    - The Monterrey: Closed :(
    - Battalion - http://battalionsa.com/ - Upscale Italian in an old fire house, < 1 mile
    - Frank - http://www.hotdogscoldbeer.com/sanantonio/hours-and-map/ - Fancy hotdogs and beer, good food not pretentious, 1.2 miles away
    - Francis Bogside - http://www.francisbogside.com/ - Irish pub (modern) walkable good cocktails, food is decent, a bit hipstery, < 1 mile
    - La Tuna - http://latunagrill.com/icehouse.html - Mexican food in a Tx Icehouse style building, 1.6 miles away
    - Range - http://rangesa.com/ - Steak house with a modern twist, same owner as Tre Trattoria, a bit pricey but worth it, < 1 mile

    To expand on the further afield stuff:

    The Pearl - http://atpearl.com/ 2 miles from the convention center. I can't say enough things about the variety in this place, they just opened a food hall called the Bottling hall with more options like a Ramen bar, Burger place, a Rotisserie, etc... It even has a speakeasy bar in the basement called Jazz Tx. In the Pearl is a wine bar High Street that opened recently, along with Southerleigh http://www.southerleigh.com/ a great brewery/souther seafood restaurant. Basically show up and walk around, shops, food, and bar options galore.

    Alamo Brewery - http://www.alamobeer.com/ - 1.3 miles from the convention center. Great beer and atmosphere close to Alamo Eat street and there is generally a food truck or two out front on weekends.

    My musings as a local:

    Anything directly on or off the Riverwalk will be a tourist trap for the most part. That's not saying there aren't gems or you wouldn't enjoy it but you can generally find a better version of said food a short walk away.

    Activity downtown on the weekends is usually centered around the Riverwalk, as you head north it gets a little barren until you hit The Pearl. South of Downtown, affectionally known as Southtown is where all the hipster gentrification is happening. There are some great places, easy to walk and locals regularly frequent everything there. Bar hopping and grabbing an app here and there is pretty easy if you want a leisurely evening.

    There isn't much West either beyond Market Square, consider that the border for the most part. East of Downtown is really sketchy, beyond going to like Alamo East Street, and Alamo Brewery there really isn't a reason to venture beyond interstate I37.

    If anyone has any questions or looking for something specific please ask.

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  • MythrilRobMythrilRob Registered User regular
    Just had Kimura thanks to this thread, absolutely wonderful. Would heartily recommend.

    sirena
  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    There is a restaurant that had an animatronic rainforest. I forgot the name. It is in downtown San Antonio. There is a tourist brochure for it.

  • kube00kube00 SE WA StateRegistered User regular
    clericshiv wrote: »
    Wanted to add a few that have changed/new that I didn't see in the OP or the 2015 doc:

    - The Monterrey: Closed :(
    - Battalion - http://battalionsa.com/ - Upscale Italian in an old fire house, < 1 mile
    - Frank - http://www.hotdogscoldbeer.com/sanantonio/hours-and-map/ - Fancy hotdogs and beer, good food not pretentious, 1.2 miles away
    - Francis Bogside - http://www.francisbogside.com/ - Irish pub (modern) walkable good cocktails, food is decent, a bit hipstery, < 1 mile
    - La Tuna - http://latunagrill.com/icehouse.html - Mexican food in a Tx Icehouse style building, 1.6 miles away
    - Range - http://rangesa.com/ - Steak house with a modern twist, same owner as Tre Trattoria, a bit pricey but worth it, < 1 mile

    To expand on the further afield stuff:

    The Pearl - http://atpearl.com/ 2 miles from the convention center. I can't say enough things about the variety in this place, they just opened a food hall called the Bottling hall with more options like a Ramen bar, Burger place, a Rotisserie, etc... It even has a speakeasy bar in the basement called Jazz Tx. In the Pearl is a wine bar High Street that opened recently, along with Southerleigh http://www.southerleigh.com/ a great brewery/souther seafood restaurant. Basically show up and walk around, shops, food, and bar options galore.

    Alamo Brewery - http://www.alamobeer.com/ - 1.3 miles from the convention center. Great beer and atmosphere close to Alamo Eat street and there is generally a food truck or two out front on weekends.

    My musings as a local:

    Anything directly on or off the Riverwalk will be a tourist trap for the most part. That's not saying there aren't gems or you wouldn't enjoy it but you can generally find a better version of said food a short walk away.

    Activity downtown on the weekends is usually centered around the Riverwalk, as you head north it gets a little barren until you hit The Pearl. South of Downtown, affectionally known as Southtown is where all the hipster gentrification is happening. There are some great places, easy to walk and locals regularly frequent everything there. Bar hopping and grabbing an app here and there is pretty easy if you want a leisurely evening.

    There isn't much West either beyond Market Square, consider that the border for the most part. East of Downtown is really sketchy, beyond going to like Alamo East Street, and Alamo Brewery there really isn't a reason to venture beyond interstate I37.

    If anyone has any questions or looking for something specific please ask.

    I'm gonna try Frank or The Pearl tomorrow. I'll have to grab Schilos for lunch one day

    1st PAX was Prime 2010. Made it to several more Primes/West. Been to East and South. Just celebrated my 10th PAX trip.

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