Empress is a Pop Up for a Purpose!


Get a temporary taste of Chef Brian West’s flare for Asian fusion cuisine when you visit Empress. A pop up lasting up to 60 days is something San Antonio has yet to see. With ten percent of gross sales to be donated to select area non-profits, look for Empress to really impress!


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Zinc’s Baked Apple Cocktail is All the Buzz!

Easily one of my favorite places to dine when I’m in town, Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar continues to exceed expectations. Introducing a new seasonal creation from Bar Manager Peter Fitzgerald – the Baked Apple! Find it at Boudro’s as well…



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!



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.


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Campechana is the Ultimate Holiday Party Favor!

Let’s get down to brass tacks: here’s a zesty snack that plays right into the holiday season! Campechana is Mexican Seafood Cocktail that your guests are guaranteed to gobble up in no time; an easy appetizer complete with Portico shrimp and lump crab meat.


HEB HU December Wines

Think ‘Big Holiday Reds’ + Bubbly!

Robust holiday reds have made their way onto shelves in H-E-B’s Wine Department. Wine Manager Michael Catalano at The Cellar at San Felipe shared his recommendations for full-bodied Napa cabs, two different styles, along with a sparkling rosé that caught our eye for New Year’s Eve…



Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Pie for Your Plate!

Even more delish pumpkin desserts have arrived on Goodtaste. Scout’s honor, you don’t want to miss out on ANY of these! We’re talking two elevated takes on pumpkin cheesecake, plus a popular pumpkin pie with a fluffy brandy sauce from a favorite pastry chef of mine!



Thanksgiving on the Fly!

Not sure you’ll have time to cook this year? Not to worry! We’ve got some wonderful places around town that can do the work for you…dine-in or takeout. Plus, a variety of wine selections too!



Thanksgiving with ALL the Trimmings!

Welcome to your one stop shop for the perfect holiday feast. If you’re on the recipe hunt, we have you covered! Choose from dozens of delicious fixings on my site. Variations on turkey, plenty of sides, sweets and wine picks are but a click away…Happy Thanksgiving!



The LAST Turkey ‘How-to’ You’ll Ever Need!

The line starts here for the best bird possible on Thanksgiving Day! This is the ONLY ‘how to’ video you’ll ever need – expert advice courtesy of Chef Brian West! From the most important steps to take during prep, to the biggest mistakes to avoid when carving and plating your turkey…



Holiday Girls’ Night Out at Éilan Hotel & Spa!

Goodtaste with Tanji’s Holiday GNO is Thursday, November 12, 6-9 PM, at the Éilan Hotel & Spa! We’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Chef Stephan Pyles of Sustenio, in addition to fabulous shopping from local artisans and plenty of wine to go around…



Walls of Wine at Fork & Vine!

You could say we’re ‘rebounding’ from Halloween weekend with choice selections from Fork and Vine–celebrating their one year anniversary! Here, you get the best of both worlds as a diner: top-notch cuisine in a cool, contemporary setting…


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Delicious, Down-Home Eats from Seabrook Classic Cafe!

This is a spot you’ll return to time and time again for the homestyle Southern cooking. In celebration of three decades of service, the menu has been doubled, featuring items from all the way back in 1985 thru today!


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