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A weekend getaway

September 18, 2011








This weekend we escaped the ACL crowds and drove to San Antonio.

We:

  • Stayed at the lovely Hotel Havana
  • Had excellent cocktails and snacks at The Esquire Tavern with Jeret, Javi and Rob (fried beets, potato tacos, house made chips, deviled eggs, along with too many unnamed and just-made-up cocktails to count)
  • Had a delicious lunch at Rosario’s – thank you, Lexie! (ceviche that tasted like my dad’s, pozole with plenty of oregano, and the lengua plate – simmered beef tongue with beans, rice and tortillas)
  • Walked around the King William historic district (reminded us of New Orleans)
  • Had snacks at Ocho Lounge (fruta mixta and chorizo queso)
  • Took naps, danced around the room, sat on the patio
  • Walked through the Riverwalk, then a bit south to have snacks at The Monterey (pork egg rolls; roasted cauliflower with shaved beef cheek, goat cheese and grapes; rice bowl with kimchi, pickled vegetables, poached egg, nori, and pork belly)
  • Drank cava on the patio til the wee hours of the morning
  • Had breakfast at Ocho Lounge (banana nut bread smothered in peanut butter, bananas and honey; broiled grapefruit with mezcal and sugar; chorizo and eggs with plantains and beans)
  • Checked out the Pearl Brewery area, and found a lovely pink scarf for me
  • Drove to the Hill Country to spend some time with Justin’s folks

All in all, a lovely and much-needed getaway weekend. :)

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8 Discussion to this post
  1. bearette24 says:

    Great photos.

  2. Mason says:

    Loved my stays there! Hope you checked at the Havana Bar downstairs! Oddly sexy (Twin Peaks-ish?), just like their elevator! Looking forward to checking out their Ocho.

  3. Lexie says:

    You had me at banana bread smothered in peanut butter and bananas. I will be making my way to Ocho Lounge very soon! I am glad you enjoyed your time in San Antonio:)

    • Crystal says:

      It was so so so good! That banana bread/pb was actually one of my favorite dishes of the whole trip. I’m now planning on baking banana bread weekly to eat just like this. :)

      And thanks so much for your recommendations! They worked out perfectly.

  4. anya says:

    That sounds wonderful. Now I think
    I may need a getaway.

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