Friday, September 14, 2012

San Antonio Eats

Did I mention my husband and I took a recent anniversary trip to San Antonio? We went for 3 nights and 4 days and it was just the getaway we needed! Did I mention that our whole trip centered around food? Yep, that was the exact kind of vacation we wanted!

We drove out of town and of course, got food within 5 minutes! We had kolaches from the famous Lone Star Kolaches in Austin. Yes, they were good but I don't know if they changed my life or anything! I grew up on kolaches so they are all delicious to me-bread and sausage = good.



Then we worked up an appetite shopping at the San Marcos outlet mall before you guessed it, getting lunch! We went to the famous Centerpoint Station across from the outlet malls. We had delicious burgers and a basket of "frings" (half fries and half onion rings).




Then we continued on to San Antonio! We checked in and rested for awhile before heading to the Riverwalk! Even though we heard the food wasn't great right on the Riverwalk we wanted to give it a try just for the experience. We loved walking up and down the Riverwalk, trying not to fall right in as we looked at all our dinner options!

We finally settled on Casa Rio, the oldest restaurant on the Riverwalk. They had good Mexican food, very satisfying but not spectaular. It was reasonably priced, so overall we were pleased.



The next day we headed to the Alamo and then to a restaurant recommended by some friends- Rosario's. Rosario's is just barely outside the main tourist area in downtown San Antonio. It didn't look like much from the outside but inside it was just the right mix of classy and trendy. We felt like we were walking into this swanky place that we weren't cool enough for. Even the mayor of San Antonio was there eating lunch. (That's how you know you are in the right place!)
 

Anyways, the food was amazing! By far the best place we ate on our trip. And it wasn't expensive either! The service was great and we loved it!




 The queso flamedo with chorizo and queso asadero...very unique and delicious!
 Fish and shrimp tacos! Delish!
Cool salsa and chips. 

Then we headed off to the suburbs to worship at the San Antonio LDS temple.  Just feet from there is Heart of Texas Barbeque. The smoked chicken is amazing. Mouthwatering, juicy, and smoky. The ribs are good too but nothing compared to the smoked chicken! 
 

 The best smoked chicken, or any chicken really. The BEST! 

 Ribs with beans and creamed corn. 

Love me some Texas BBQ!

The next day we went venturing for the famous Big Lou's pizza. This place is crazy!! Not only is the building huge but there is normally a long wait as people come from all over to try the 42 inch pizzas!! That's almost 4 feet across!


 
 Really yummy cheese bread. 
Our yummy little pizza-their crust is delicious!

 Not sure if this is the 37 inch or the 42 but it was huge! A table let me sneak a photo!

hehe

We had a great trip and we were totally stuffed by the end of it! We can't wait to go back again and try more delicious food! Even though we have tons of awesome food here in Austin too.
I guess it is a win win! 

Do you have any great restaurants for us to try in San Antonio next time we go?

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