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    San Antonio Must Eats

    I’ve been meaning to do an updated post on our favorite places to eat around town! There are so many yummy places to choose from! Be sure to save this post for anytime you are needing a new place for a fun date night! With all the covid-19 craziness currently going on, it’s so important to support these local businesses! I have included details on how to order ahead, and which place is offering curbside services at this time. If you are sick of cooking and just need to get out of the house, definitely give some of these places a try! I’ve organized these based on what side of town they are on. Enjoy! 

    Downtown Area;

    Con Huevos Tacos

    Call or order online for curbside service. Easily among my top 3 taco shops in SA! So fresh, so yummy, everything is so delicious! You really can’t go wrong here! My top faves are their Quesadilla Desebrada De Res and Chilaquiles Verdes Bowl (add avocado!)

    Senor Veggie

    Call ahead for take out. Need a yummy vegan place? This is it! Menu occasionally rotates, be sure to check their Instagram for any specials. We loved their Southwestern Empanadas and Veggie Street Tacos.

    Burgerteca 

    Call ahead for take out and curbside. “Due to the current situation, The Fruteria and Burgerteca will be merging and offering customers with a consolidated menu. All curbside and takeout orders are to be picked up at The Fruteria. The address is 1401 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204 and our phone number is (210) 251-3104. We appreciate your support during these trying times!” Even with their currently limited menu choices, this is a great place for a yummy Tex-Mex burger! Be sure to also try their chile con queso fries! We have never tried Fruteria but I’m sure it’s amazing too!

    2 M Smokehouse

    Text or email for curbside pickup. More on the southside of town, but our #1 BBQ around town. They often sell out early and in non-corona days can have a 45-60 minute wait just to order! But they are well worth it! Can’t go wrong here! I love their tacos (only available on certain days) and their Mexican street corn is the best I have ever had! Their sausage is so good too! 

    Alamo Heights;

    Honchos Churros

    Order Online, also offering a drive-thru service at this time. Our #1 Dessert choice in SA! They also have a food truck location in the Medical Center. I always get their mini churros with their Honchos sauce and either, chocolate, Nutella or condensed milk! All so yummy! 

    Bird Bakery

    Call or email ahead for curbside service. Best cupcakes in SA! Their carrot cake and coconut candy bar are my faves! 

    Philly’s Phamous Cheesesteaks

    Text ahead orders. Have a few locations but are usually at the Rose Bush (2301 San Pedro Ave). Check their Facebook page for updates. Some of the best cheesesteaks in SA! Very comparable to ones we enjoyed in Philadelphia! Be sure to try their fries with cheese wiz! Their cheesy bacon ranch fries are amazing too! Portions are very generous! 

    The Dogfather

    Call ahead for curbside. I’m not usually a hot dog fan but this place is something else! A little on the pricey side, but these are not your normal hot dogs, these are gourmet hot dogs and they are amazing! Always so tasty! Their weekly specials are always really unique and amazing! Their Guac dog is my fave! Their tots and curly fries are heaven!

    Cabo Bob’s

    Order online for drive-tru pickup. Fresh yummy Tex-Mex! They have a number of Austin locations and we were so glad to recently find them here in SA! They somewhat remind me of Cafe Rio, but more Tex-Mex. Their nachos, fish tacos, and steak salad are my faves! But I don’t think you can go wrong here!

    Hula Poke

    Call ahead for take out. They have a few locations around town, one near the Northstar mall, one off San Pedro off i-10 and one at Bandera and 1604. If you have never had Poke it’s basically like sushi but in a bowl. They also have sushi burritos but I prefer the bowls. So fresh and yummy! I always get their Ahi Tuna and Spicy Salmon. Their eel sauce and sriracha aoili are my fave dressings.

    Med Center;

    Pasha Mediterranean Grill

    Call ahead for take out. Multiple locations around town. We live near their Pasha Express and love it so much, we go almost once a week! Always so fresh, flavorful and always friendly service! Dave always gets a large salad with gyro and chicken. I love to get a rice bowl with chicken. Their tzatziki and spicy hummus are my faves! Be sure to also try their dolma! I’m so glad Dave made me try it, it’s so flavorful and yummy, I crave it all the time! 

    Yellowfish Sushi

    Order online for drive-tru pick up. Best sushi around town! And major plus that they have a drive-thru window! Unique and yummy menu choices! They are also offering sushi making kits during this time! So fun! 

    Snooze, An AM Eatery

    Order online or call for take out. I’ve been a number of times and never disappointed! Tons of incredible breakfast options to choose from! Their pancakes are insane in the best way possible! Their pinapple upside down pancakes are heaven. And if you are a fan of eggs benedict, this is the spot for you! I dream about their Pork Chile Verde Benny, soooo good! 

    Sichuan House

    Order online for pick up for delivery. Their hot and spicy wantons are my fave! Especially with all this chilly rainy weather we have been having! I haven’t tried it yet, but I hear their pork belly is heaven! 

    Los Balito’s Taco Shop 

    Order online for pick up. A few locations around town. When we lived in the area we would hit the drive-thru of their 24/7 Ingram location all the time. A little on the greasy side being fast food style Mexican food, but always yummy and crazy cheap! Their guacamole loaded, Cali style burritos and breakfast tacos are some of our faves, and they have THE BEST horchata around town! Sometimes I will go through the drive thru for their heavenly horchata by it’s self! Their Shrimp a la Diabla plate is so spicy but so yummy! Their carne Asada fries are so greasy but so yummy! 

    Other;

    Big Aloha’s Ali’i Cove

    Call ahead for take out and curbside. Check their Facebook page for updates and confirm hours. In Universal City but well worth the drive! I found them when I had returned from a recent trip to Utah and was hunting for good Hawaiian food, missing Mo’Bettahs. This place hit the spot and is honestly even better than Mo’Bettahs! Their teri chicken and kalua pork are the best I’ve ever had! 

    Sauced Wing Bar

    Call ahead for curbside. Up for a drive into the Hill Country? We have made the 35 minute drive out to Boerne for this place alone! Hands down the best wings we have ever had! We always get their boneless wings. We’ve never had a sauce we didn’t like, but our faves are their sticky garlic and peach habanero. Be sure to also try their loaded cheese fries and tots! Their tots are really unique, but so yummy!! 

    Comfort Pizza

    Call ahead for take out. Up for an even farther drive out into the Hill Country? Comfort is the most charming little town, and home to our #1 favorite pizza place! You can’t go wrong here, but our faves is the Guero and Cali Club. Be sure to also try their prickly pear drink! 

     

    Adventures of Bear and Wildflower

    Our Greatest Adventure Yet

    We’ve been a little quiet and haven’t been so adventurous lately and I figured I should finally update as to why! At the end of September I had been super nauseous, so on October 1st I had Dave run to the store to get me a pregnancy test, and some ginger ale and Altoids (those things save my life!). The next morning I took the test, thinking it would certainly be negative, but it turned positive instantly! I was so shocked! It was so hard waiting for Dave to come home from work to tell him the exciting news! I put the test in a cake pan with tin foil over it, and when he got home from work I told him I had made him a surprise. He said he definitely wasn’t expecting it and was really surprised!

    Since I wasn’t quite sure how far along I was since my cycles are a bit irregular, and since I have had a few miscarriages in the past, I made an appointment with my OB right away and was able to go in on the 8th. They were thinking that I may be around 6 or 7 weeks based on my cycle, but they could only see the gestational sac and the yolk sac, but no baby yet. It was really hard to not know for sure if it was going to be a viable pregnancy or not and just having to wait for the next appointment.

    We had our next appointment on October 21st. It was so nerve wracking to wait, and just praying we were able to see anything good in the ultrasound, and thankfully it was as perfect as I could have hoped! We were able to see the heartbeat right away! It was really so special so see the strong little heartbeat so clearly. They gave us the estimated due date of June 7th, being 7 weeks and one day a long. The nausea was intense and consistent but I felt well otherwise, thankfully!

    Our next appointment was November 11th. I had so much anxiety leading up to the appointment. Just praying and praying and praying that we would see continued growth and that there would still be a heartbeat. And our prayers were answered! Another incredible ultrasound! I wish they would have let me film it but this little bear was wiggling and waving for us! I was so surprised to see so much movement! It was truly so incredible! I felt so grateful and so hopeful that we really are finally going to get to be parents and have a little adventure buddy! It was such a wonderful day and I am so grateful Dave had the day for Veterans Day off for us to enjoy time with one another. 

    At my next appointment we just did a small sonogram, the machine seemed really old and we could hardly make out what we were seeing compared to the last ultrasound that had been so clear! But we at least got to see the heartbeat and did bloodwork for genetic testing. I really just was so eager to find out the gender early! The week after Thanksgiving we got the results back and all of the testing came back normal! They then called my dear friend Monica to share the gender! That Saturday, December 7th  she was kind enough to host a gender reveal party at her house for us. I bought some smoke wands and was pretty nervous they would malfunction in some way, I’m always worrying about the worst case scenario! But thankfully it all went perfectly! And huge thank you to our friend Eric for these photos! I am so grateful to have this special moment captured! We have always felt our first would be a boy and it was so fun to see that for all these years we’ve been right! We have a name picked out that we are pretty sure we will go with, but I’m not going to officially say his name publicly quite yet as I want to see his face first and make sure it fits him!

    At my last appointment I got to see him again and the nurse said “Oh yeah, he’s definitely a boy!” Lol she took all his measurements, his head, his body, his legs. Everything was measuring a week ahead other than his legs! Lol! But it looks like they may just bump up my due date, which would put him being due on my birthday! That would honestly be the best gift I could ask for! But whenever he comes, I just can’t wait to meet him and snuggle him forever! 

    I am considered “high risk” as I was born with my heart on the “wrong side”. Thankfully I have never had issues and have felt so good, especially now that I am out of the 1st trimester! But just since it’s such a rare condition I have an ultrasound every four weeks to make sure he is okay. But I’m definitely not complaining! I am always glad to get to see him!

    These past few months have been equally scary and exciting! I have never begged the Lord for something like I have begged for our little bears health. I have had a lot of anxiety, and it’s hard to keep the anxiety from completely overwhelming me. But I am just grateful to have made it to this point. And I think I’ve started to feel him moving around! I am so grateful to be experiencing this miracle! I really hope things continue to go smoothly and next summer we will have a new little adventure buddy to share in our adventures! Thank you to all those who have showered us with love and support! I have truly felt so lifted by all the prayers that have been given on our behalf! Thank you, thank you! 

    Adventures of Bear and Wildflower

    Dia de los Muertos

    On November 1st we forced ourselves out the house to celebrate Dia de los Muertos at my favorite place, the Historic Pearl! We’ve always missed the celebrations in previous years, so I was so glad to join in the festivities this year! I love the rich Hispanic culture in San Antonio so much! It was honestly magical! Celebrations only lasted two days, but put this on your calendar for next year! Don’t miss this magical event, SA friends!!

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    Texas Travel Guide

    Must Eat Food in San Antonio

    Been thinking I need to write an updated post for my top recommendations for what to eat in San Antonio so here we are! I hope you enjoy this in-depth look at all the amazing food San Antonio has to offer! Please feel free to share with any family and friends who live in or have plans to visit San Antonio! Places marked with a * are my absolute top recommendations but you really can’t go wrong with these places!  

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    Adventures of Bear and Wildflower

    Stonehenge II, Ingram, Texas

    One weekend we decided to take a random drive out into the Hill Country. We stopped for a quick bite to eat in this cute little cafe. We just got a few baked goods to go but I can’t wait to come again and dine in! 

    And then we continued our drive out to Ingram, Texas, the home of Stonehenge II! Such a rather odd and random sight to see, but fun to check out! 

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