Fiesta Foodie

I’m the official Fiesta Foodie!

The Fiesta Commission has named me your official Fiesta Foodie. I’ll keep you up to date on fabulous Fiesta recipes, zesty Fiesta drinks and unique Fiesta finds. Everything you need to make this the best Fiesta ever!

Fiesta Foodie Favorites


Sure, Fiesta is all about the parties, parades and pageantry. But, it’s also about the food! Check out our Fiesta Foodie Fav Finds right here.

Talk about a perfect party food, check out these easy dishes. Try a Fiesta Pizza Party with this one. Or, how does a Gordita Fiesta sound? Put all the ingredients out so your guests can customize their own. For a fit Fiesta, I love this Chicken Enchilada Surprise from H-E-B.

You won’t find a Fiesta side dish more colorful than a Roasted Corn and Black Bean salad. It’s chilled too…so it’s a perfect way to keep cool! Keep reading for more recipes…..

Taste of the Northside Rocks Fiesta

Fiesta is many things to many folks whether it’s a family tradition of staking out a perfect spot for the parades, a night of revelry at NIOSA or simply a backyard fiesta with neighbors and friends. In all cases there’s one thing in common – great food! And yes, often beer and sangria are in the mix…

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Fiesta comes early

Fiesta 2011 is earlier than ususal…all the fun starts April 7. BUT, you can already get a lot of the fun new fiesta ‘stuff’ at the Fiesta Store on Broadway. Checkout the hot new item they can’t keep in stock.


River of Dreams in San Antonio

This is my favorite of all the Fiesta parades, and one of the most beautiful you’ll see anywhere as the setting is the charming San Antonio River Walk. This year I’ll be emceeing the River Parade along with Maclovio Perez. You can watch the fun festivities LIVE, Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m., on KLRN TV. To see what you missed last year, watch the video. Fiesta gets bigger and better every year. Viva Fiesta!


Local Flavors Shake Up TONS 2014!

It’s Fiesta time! No doubt about it. Brighton Center’s A Taste of the Northside always has something special in-store for party goers, and this year is no exception. I’ve never seen anything quite like this…


Take On A Taste of the Northside 2014!

Welcome to the Best Fiesta Event three years running. This year’s ‘A Taste of the Northside’ will mark 15 years of the finest wine, beer, restaurants and live music the city of San Antonio has to offer! And, I have a special discount on VIP tickets, exclusively through…


NIOSA Anticuchos!

One of the most revered and “oldest” dishes at NIOSA: Anticucho, a marinated steak shish-kebab, was introduced in 1955. More than 5,900 pounds of sirloin are ordered today! You can find them in the Mexican Market Area.


Earl Abel’s Fried Pickles

Here’s a fun summer recipe from the legendary Earl Abel’s!! You can get this on their lunch menu or try it at home. Enjoy!


Bunny Cream Puffs

These adorable Bunny Cream Puffs will add a whimsical touch to your Easter. Get the whole family involved, the kids will love it!!
Heat oven to 400°F. Combine water and butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil (4 to 7 minutes). Reduce heat to low; stir in flour […]


Fiesta Dessert Nachos

Here’s a Fiesta recipe to satisfy your Sweet Tooth. Ever tried nachos for dessert? These Dessert Nachos will top off the best Fiesta party. I’d serve these with a little sparkling wine….Yellow Tail has a really inexpensive bubbly and a brand new Muscato…either would work well.

Avocado Salsa

Spice up your Fiesta with avocados, jalapenos, garlic and cilantro. This lively dip packs a punch, and will liven up any Fiesta! Use it as a taco topping too. Contributed by Linda Skop, you can find this recipe in the official Fiesta cookbook. Viva Fiesta!

Jalapeño Chile Queso for Carnita Nachos

Doesn’t this dish look like a party on a plate? Perfect for Fiesta – you can make the cheese sauce and dip chips into it. Or, for an impressive appetizer, try the Carnita Nachos. Delish! Viva Fiesta, everyone!
Prepare queso: In saucepan, melt butter until sizzling. Saute onion and garlic until softened; add coriander, cumin and […]

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