Brisket Tips from the Chef Who Wrote the Book!

In our fast-paced, info overloaded world, time is a luxury. But, if you truly take barbecuing and smoking seriously, do yourself a favor and take the time to watch a true BBQ master guide you through his techniques to achieve the ‘gold standard’ in brisket.


Rollback Prices Twice a Week at Las Palapas!

One of my very favorite Mexican restaurants has been serving San Antonio since 1981, and twice a week the prices reflect this inaugural year. If I’ve been traveling and haven’t been home, this is the FIRST thing I crave when I return…Las Palapas!

Mixed Grill Skewers Make a Mouthful!

Stay tuned for picture perfect patio weather at Zinc! A ‘Big Plate’ on the lunch & dinner menus that’s primed for springtime is Zinc’s sizzling churrascos…

La Gloria margarita

La Gloria’s Morenita Margarita

Chef Johnny Hernandez’s Morenita is a refreshing cocktail with tamarindo, fresh orange juice, Herradura Reposado tequila, and Cointreau with a chile-tamarind rim – perfect for sipping poolside. You might recognize Hernandez from Top Chef season nine.

Choclo Asado con Queso (Grilled White Corn)

This dish is a common sight when wandering the streets of Ecuador, and Chef David Guerrero shares his recipe with us! Charcoal grilled white corn topped with “mapahuira” (roasted pork pieces), cilantro avocado cream sauce, and queso fresco.

Ribs and Whiskey cocktail

Kick Off Rodeo Season with Handcrafted Cocktails!

Who’s ready to rodeo! It’s certainly the season to celebrate in South Texas. My friends over at County Line Bar-B-Q dished on a new slate of cocktail recipes worthy of the Rodeo Hall of Fame…

Ribs and Whiskey cocktail

Ribs and Whiskey Cocktail

With a name like ‘Ribs and Whiskey,’ you know you’re in for an experience! This crafty, bourbon based cocktail from my friends at The County Line includes chocolate bitters and a blood orange puree. Yeehaw!

Whirl Gig cocktail

Whirly-Gig Cocktail

Build the Whirly-Gig from The County Line with Bulleit Rye, Laird’s Applejack, apple cider and simple syrup. Best enjoyed with a plate of puro Texas barbecue!

Old Smokey cocktail

Old Smokey Cocktail

The Old Smokey is handcrafted with Texas Red River Rye, BBQ bitters, a flamed orange and pit-smoked ice. Delish during rodeo season! Compliments of The County Line.

Tanji and Shelly

Last Minute Valentine’s Dinner Ideas

Valentine’s Day kinda sneak up on you this year? You’re not alone–and there’s still time! If you’re in need of dinner reservations, we have the steakhouse for you! Head to the Northside for a table at J-Prime…

Andes Cafe

Andes Café is Authentic as They Come!

A rich, colorful history, along with award-winning dishes, await you at Andes Café! This superb South American kitchen from Chef David Guerrero slings specialty street foods and home cooked meals…

Quintessa Winery

Quintessa Wine Dinner – 2/24!

The next specialty wine dinner at Masraff’s is on the horizon! The Quintessa Wine Dinner features the Rutherford Cabernet Blend that needs no introduction! Come enjoy masterfully prepared food paired with world class wines…

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