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!



Party Platters Make the Grade with Taste Elevated!

One of the easiest and most colorful ways to entertain this holiday season is a charcuterie plate you can arrange from the comfort of home. Lucky for us, we’ve got yummy creations from Taste Elevated to bring your snacks to that next culinary level.


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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…


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Weigh In on Thanksgiving Day Wines!

Hard to believe but…it’s holiday season! I got with Ralph my Wine Guy for his go-to wines no matter what’s being served at your table. Sometimes it’s hard to know which bottles are your best best on Thanksgiving. Here’s our suggestions…


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New October Wines Now Available!

Autumn wines are hitting shelves just in time for this cooler weather! As we head into the holiday season, now’s the perfect time to stock up on your favorite bottles for a sweet discount…



Goodtaste’s Elevated Wine Tasting at Éilan!

If you love tasting fine wines, put my special event at the Éilan Hotel & Spa on your calendar! Reserve your spot now … we’ll taste some 91+ rated wines and enjoy some great pairings from star chef Stephan Pyles’ recipes at Sustenio. Our raffle benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Did I mention the FREE valet?



Quick & Easy Weekday Casseroles Kicked Up!

It’s the return of routine, along with schedule-friendly foods that practically make themselves. Find a great week night meal solution in homemade casserole! Whatever you don’t finish is good to freeze and reheat for some awesome leftovers…



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!


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Let’s Toast to National Bourbon Heritage Month!

Bottoms up with bourbon! Wet your whistle at any one of these local South Texas watering holes, or take two minutes to craft your own specialty bourbon cocktail. All month long in September we honor our nation’s Native Spirit with these recipes…



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.



Sourcing Fresh Produce has NEVER Been Easier!

Urban Produce is an indoor, climate-controlled farm just outside of Waco, TX. This is THE dream scenario for just about any chef: to have the ability to source local, fresh, sustainable produce with a quality assurance that never waivers..



Southwestern Fare with a Quaint Courtyard at Zinc

Zinc Bistro has been at the top of my list in San Antonio for a variety of reasons. The food is fabulous AND incredibly reasonable in price. Zinc is also home to one of the most diverse wine lists in all of the Alamo City…



One Last Summer Fiesta on SA Living

School starts back in just a few weeks – can you believe it! For the perfect summer send-off, I brought along cuisine from two local Mexican food essentials to SA Living. We paired each dish with festive wines from H-E-B. Feel free to indulge in one last hurrah before school starts!



Fruit Forward Wines for August!

It’s HOT! There’s no better time to head indoors to see what’s new with H-E-B in the wine department! Remember to mix or match ANY six bottles and receive an additional discount off your total wine purchase…


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