Halee Edwards found us, then we found her. I'm not sure if I believe in fate but I do believe in hashtags. Halee @theginger_snap was kind enough to tag us in some of her favorite spots in San Antonio, then we spent the better part of the afternoon being wooed by her feed. Trust me when I say that this is not a bad gig so I have a lot of favorite aspects. And one of the best is not only connecting with so many of you guys but also getting to see the places you love and frequent.
We loved @theginger_snap's suggestions so much it was like, duh! We gotta get this girl. "There is something about San Antonio that is very fascinating and homey. There are so many parts of this widely vast city that are so different and unique. The fact that we have so much culture and history here as well, makes for a very interesting city. Things are happening here. The food scene is growing rapidly and people are becoming more bold. It’s exciting for a foodie like myself.
San Antonio will forever be my home, whether I am living here or not. I was born in San Antonio and moved around a lot as a child because my parents were military. We ended up back in San Antonio when I was 10 or so. I went to middle school, high school, and college here. I moved to Austin and spent a couple years there before moving to England to be with my husband. Once again I am back, and I think for good. There is something about this place that draws you back in."
HALEE EDWARDS @theginger_snap
Hey y'all, Halee (@theginger_snap) here from down south. I'm excited to take you on a little virtual tour through my city. I plan on showing you loads of food, places to wander, and more. I will end the night here in San Antonio with one of my favorite go-to taco joints. @torchystacos originally started in Austin and finally made their way to SA and other cities. If you go, you have to try the trailer park taco (make it trashy) and a side of queso. I'm off to hit the hay, see y'all tomorrow!
#butfirstcoffee /// Good morning locals! One of my favorite coffee shops here in San Antonio is @localcoffeesa. They currently have 3 locations (and a walk up) & are working on their 4th. When ordering, I tend to stick with the iced chai since it's always hot here, but their lattes are phenomenal
Right now, as the sun goes down, is the perfect time to take a walk through Southtown (near downtown). The area is filled with so many colorful and unique homes. There are plenty of shops, bars, & restaurants to fill your fancy-so take your pick! I recommend Bliss for fine dining, The Friendly Spot for a drink, and a latte w/ a side of s'mores from Halcyon
👍 - @theginger_snap
There's one thing I'm sure of, and that's that San Antonionians love their tacos. For the last 5 years, we've had an event called Twisted Taco Truck Throwdown, where a bunch of taco trucks compete for the best taco in the city. There are judges who rate the tacos, but people like you and me get to vote too! Every year each truck creates the best Al Pastor and you can purchase 2 mini tacos for only $1. This event happens in May every year, so if you're visiting, this is definitely something you want to check out.
Good morning folks! There are so many attractions near San Antonio; whether you're looking for a hike, a bike, a swim, or a wander (or all of the above). This is Pedernales Falls State Park 👆🏻, an hour north of San Antonio. It's absolutely stunning & the swimming area is perfect after a long hike in the sun. I recommend going before or after summer, that way the park is less crowded
San Antonio's food scene is growing rapidly, which means more burger joints. I am definitely a burger girl and I'm constantly on the lookout for the best burger out there. I had Hopdoddy in Austin years ago when it first opened and was convinced it was the best burger, until I had Longhorn Cafe here in San Antonio. They have 6 locations in and around San Antonio but the original is on Blanco Road. I HIGHLY recommend this place
Mornings should look something like this 👆🏻 Luckily, San Antonio's coffee scene is growing alongside the food scene & it's such a wonderful thing. Stop by Rosella @rosellatx (pictured) and try either their apple & cheddar toast or their avocado toast, and a latte (duh)
(at Rosella Coffee Co.)
When in San Antonio, make sure you check out Blue Star Arts Complex; home to Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum @bluestarartscomplex, various art galleries, studios, and shops, and places to eat/drink. See you guys tomorrow!
Happy Friday folks! Pack a lunch, hop in the car, and take a drive out to Garner State Park for some breathtaking views. But don't forget to stop in Castroville, also known as "The Little Alsace of Texas", and snap a photo of the Steinbach House. It was originally built in the 1600s in France, and then relocated and restored in Castroville as a gift to the city from the people of Alsace. How cool is that?!?
🏡 - @theginger_snap
(at Steinbach House)
There are tons of food @theblocksa trucks in and around San Antonio. The Block is a food park & is located near UTSA on Roadrunner Way. They are open every day except Tuesdays. You can check their website for a line up of which food trucks will be parked there. Hope everyone is having a great start to their weekend! Stay tuned for my last days showcasing San Antonio
(at The Block SA)
Commonwealth Coffeehouse & Bakery @commonwealth_coffeehouse is nestled in the heart of Alamo Heights on Broadway, in the cutest little house. If you're looking for crepes, madeleines, croissants, or tacos---this place is for you. Yes, they even sell tacos. 💪🏻 PS-get ready for a day filled with food!
San Antonians not only love tacos, but we also love some good old fashion BBQ. The original Rudy's @rudysbbq in Leon Valley has been serving up what you see pictured, since 1989. I personally cut up some sausage, grab a piece of bread, lather on BBQ sauce, & voila!
👌 - @theginger_snap
Hold the phone! Stop the press!✋Our good friends @k4tmarie & @american_richard took @andtheboat & I to the Southside this afternoon to try Los Valles. It definitely felt like a true San Antonio spot. The area is filled with colorful buildings and shops, with this place sticking out like a sore thumb. They offer different flavored aguas frescas (cool water), fruit cups, and mangonadas (pictured above) which is mango shaved ice with chamoy & chile lime salt on top. SO GOOD. And you guessed it, they also sell tacos 😍 This is a must if you're visiting good ole San Antone
Head on over to @historicpearl this morning between 10am-2pm for the Pearl Farmers Market @pearlfarmersmarket. Not only are there a range of vendors with fresh produce, dairy, and other items, but also restaurants, coffee, pastries, and ice cream to fix any craving you have. And, the river is nearby, so you can walk off everything you've just eaten
😋 - @theginger_snap
@thefairviewsatx is the newest coffee shop to open its doors here in San Antonio. This cute place offers hand made coffee, as well as an in house baking program. Right now they offer sourdough toast with toppings (bread made in house), waffles with the best blueberry/lemon compote (pictured), & muffins. They plan on extending their menu in the next couple of weeks so be on the lookout! Make sure to stop by and try the waffles & maybe a matcha latte with mint & honey
🍵 - @theginger_snap
Ending the day at La Fogata @lafogata.sat here in San Antonio. For almost 20 years, they have made close to 2 million margaritas, serving a signature edible orchid in each glass. Most restaurants sell 12oz margaritas but La Fogata sells 16oz margaritas (because they're that good)! I can't forget to talk about the outdoor space this restaurant has, with its huge patio, Palm trees, fountains, & flowers. Immediately when you walk in, you feel like you're secluded from all of San Antonio. Now go enjoy the rest of my your Sunday! I wish I could show you more but my time has come to an end. A huge thanks to @withthelocals for featuring me & San Antonio
(at La Fogata)