Fat Tuesday Food & Wine Finds!


Happy Mardi Gras! We have some great places right here in the Alamo City to make the most of your night out on Fat Tuesday. Several River Walk hotspots dished on their best in Carnival fare, plus tasty wines (on the sweeter side) to go along for the occasion on SA Living…



Win 2 Nights at The William in Boerne!

An elegant departure unlike any you’ll find in Boerne. Sign up today for your chance to win a FREE weekend stay for 2 at The William! This newly renovated Hill Country property overlooks the heart of Historic Downtown Boerne and is just steps from Main Street…



Woo Over This Salmon Wellington!

Step inside the state of the art kitchens at Sysco Central Texas for a beautiful presentation on Salmon Wellington – a new twist on an old classic in Steak Wellington. For those staying in on Valentine’s Day, this could easily be a low-key dinner for two…



Celebrate with Sparklings All Month Long!

Welcome to this beautiful new H-E-B on San Antonio’s north side – The Market at Stone Oak. Wine Manager Craig Marsh shared a few fun sparkling ideas for you and your Valentine this month; bargain bubblies you must try from sweet to dry!



Christmas Brunch for a Bunch!

Brunch is better than ever this week with tasty tidings like our Ultimate Holiday Breakfast Sandwich! Think of this brand new creation from H-E-B Cooking Connection as a hot ‘n hearty breakfast panini or Texas Cubano, and it takes only 10 minutes to prepare…



Pick the Perfect Wine for the Holidays

If you are still trying to figure out the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones, consider a nice bottle of wine. There’s a flavor for every palette and a bottle for every price tier. It’s safe to say this is one gift that won’t be re-gifted!



Holiday Party Planning on a Budget!

Hosting a holiday shindig of your own is no small task. Especially if it’s your first time to take the reins! Knowing just how much to buy can be as valuable as the food and drinks you’re providing. You don’t have to spend a lot to impress, just remember a few key tips…



Champagne Savings on SA Living!

Up for a little Champagne 101? A good bottle of true champagne (produced within the Champagne region of France) usually retails for ‘$50+, but there are some steals out there in time for the holidays. Let’s pop the cork and get to tasting already!


Zinc Duck

Christmas Dinner Could Be This Duck!

There’s no place more spectacular during the holidays than the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. The lights and sights are dazzling, and it’s home to some of the best restaurants in the city–like Zinc Bistro with the new Executive Chef Robbie Nowlin.



The Most Divine Christmas Dinner!

For years, my go-to cookbook for all things fabulous has been Cooking with Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI). These are essential dishes from leading ladies who shape the way we eat and drink today. This holiday season, cook in spirit alongside the many faces of Les Dames d’Escoffier!


HEB SA Dec Wines

The Most Wonderful Time for Wine!

Give a gift you know won’t be re-gifted this holiday season! It’s the time of year to spend a little bit more on a nice bottle of wine for the people we love. H-E-B has a tremendous selection of wines from all around the world at just about every price point you can imagine!



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…


Zinc Pumpkin Cheesecake

Turkey Day Wine Ideas on SA Living!

How do YOU do Thanksgiving? I always get asked which wines are best on the big day. To tell you the truth, it changes every year! I have some new ideas for 2015–from traditional varietals to ‘outside of the box’ picks sure to please this holiday season…


Zinc Quayle Nov Dish

Thanksgiving on the Grill from Zinc

Simple, inviting comfort food for Thanksgiving. This inspired Texas quail entrée is a special at Zinc for the week of Thanksgiving from Executive Chef Robbie Nowlin, whose background includes two years under the tutelage of Chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Napa Valley!


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