(161) Si Señor Grill & Cantina

October 12, 2011

Si Señor Grill & Cantina – Mexican Restaurant in Stone Oak

Si Señor Grill & Cantina recently opened on Stone Oak Parkway, just north of Huebner Rd (Where Indigo Joes & My Big Fat Greek Restaurant used to be…).  Well, of course we had to give this place a try, right!  This is San Antonio…so we love a good Mexican Restaurant!

When we walked in, the first thing we noticed were all of the Sombreros on the ceiling.  (Quick Spanish Lesson:  Sombrero in English refers to a type of wide-brimmed hat originating in Mexico. In Spanish, however, it is the generic word for “hat”, which originates from “sombra”, meaning “shade”…Thanks Wikipedia)

The next thing we noticed was all the fun going on!  There was a party happening in the bar area that overflowed onto the expansive outdoor patio!  Everyone really seemed to be enjoying themselves (and the margaritas…)!  It was great!

In the dining area, people were also enjoying themselves (and their food…), just a little less enthusiastically!

We were seated promptly & before we knew it, we had chips, salsa & shrimp broth on the table.  The shrimp broth was something new for us…. It was a sample size taste of shrimp soup…pretty tasty.

We were having dinner with a client & were glad to be seated at a nice big table where we could spread out all of our paperwork & take care of some business….Not too much business that we couldn’t enjoy dinner though!

Si Señor Grill & Cantina is definitely not a Tex-Mex restaurant…they offer very traditional & authentic mexican cuisine.

We did order a couple of simple mexican plates…Chicken Fajitas & Veggie Tacos… But, one dish that we ordered was the Molcajete Si Señor (Spanish Lesson #2:  A molcajete (Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl mulcazitl) is a stone tool, the traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle tool, similar to the South American batan (stone) used for grinding various food products…. Thanks again Wikipedia)

The Molcajete Si Señor was very cool.  Well, actually it was very hot…boiling, in fact!  It was a bowl full of a saucy, soupy, spicy mexican concoction served with Chicken, Beef & even Cactus!

Overall, everything was very good.  It must have ben, because we had no leftovers!

Next time we visit Si Señor Grill & Cantina we will definitely have to take in some of this great Fall weather on the inviting patio & most likely a margarita (or two)!   Maybe we can squeeze in a Happy Hour soon…which they offer from 3-6pm Monday thru Friday…with Free happy Hour Snacks and great prices on Domestic Drafts, Well Drinks & House Margaritas!


(160) Annual Holiday Ole Marketplace – October 19-22, 2011

October 8, 2011
Annual Holiday Ole Marketplace – October 19-22, 2011
Fall is officially here!  Halloween decorations are starting to show up in your neighbor’s yard & pretty soon, little goblins, pirates & princesses will be knocking on your door for candy! October is the month when all of the Holiday Madness starts…
It’s time to get your Holiday Shopping underway…And, we have the perfect event to do just that!  So, get your holiday gift & shopping lists ready!

The 18th Annual Olé Marketplace shopping extravaganza kicks off Wednesday, October 19th!!

This fun-filled event will showcase over 85 merchants from across the country featuring unique gifts, toys, clothing, jewelry, gourmet foods, home decor & accessories and much more!

The “Preview Party” will be held on Wednesday the 19th from 6-11 pm…where you can get an exclusive first look at all the merchandise!  Then the 3-day shopping extravaganza begins on Thursday!

 

General Shopping Hours:

  • Thursday, October 20: Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
**NEW** Stroller Hours:

  • Friday, October 21: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, October 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

**Strollers will only be allowed during Stroller Hours

This year’s “Shopping Entertainment Experience” also features some great Special Events…including the Preview Party, Ready Set Shop, Happy Hour for Heros, Lee Michael’s girls Night Out, Family Day & more…

This annual event is a major fundraising event for The Junior League of San Antonio.

General Tickets for the Olé Marketplace are only $15 for the entire 3-days of shopping!  Special Events Tickets are sold separately.  All Tickets can be purchased online.

This event will be held at The San Antonio Shrine Auditorium is located at 901 N. Loop 1604 West between Stone Oak Parkway and Blanco Road.  Parking is free.  For more information visit http://www.jlsa.org/.


(159) Drew’s American Grill

October 4, 2011

Drew’s American Grill recently opened and we were super excited to get to try out this new restaurant.  Drew’s is located at Stone Oak Pkwy & 1604 where Watermark Gill (and Reggiano’s) used to be.  This spot has always been such a great venue for dining, so we were very happy that we were going to get to enjoy it again!

But, what was Drew’s American Grill?  We had never heard of it.  It definitely looked well thought out & sophisticated. After doing a little online digging (like I always do…) we discovered that Drew’s was not a franchise, but actually an entirely new restaurant opened by Drew Glick, who had just recently moved to San Antonio from New York.

When we arrived at Drew’s for lunch, we were glad to see many changes had been made inside & out.  They did a great job of brightening it up a bit, while still keeping an intimate & classy feel.

With the hot summer weather starting to make its departure, we decided to take advantage of the beautiful afternoon outside on the inviting patio! It almost felt like we were on vacation somewhere, with the cool breeze, relaxed atmosphere & surrounding palm trees!

The wait staff was very attentive & accomodating…and Drew, the owner, made a point to say hello & welcome us to his restaurant…a very nice touch!

The menu boasts some incredible choices!  Wanting to keep lunch light, we decided on the Grilled Veggie Sandwich & the Asian Chicken Salad.  Again, they were very accommodating and the few substitutions we asked for were granted with a smile!  We thoroughly enjoyed both dishes.

The entire experience was superb!

We are excited to welcome Drew’s American Grill to the Stone Oak & North San Antonio area!

We are also excited to go back soon & try more of their great menu selections!


(158) Encino Park Fall Craft Fair – October 1st-2nd, 2011

September 30, 2011

The Encino Park Fall Craft Fair  is this weekend – October 1st & 2nd!

2011 marks the 29th annual Encino Park Fall Craft Fair!

The Craft Fair includes over 100 crafters and artisans.  You will find everything from home decor to jewelry to other great handcrafted items!

It is also a great opportunity to get started on your holiday shopping!

All proceeds are donated toward the Encino Park Women’s Club scholarship funds and other community development projects.

The fair will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

And…we are in store for some great weather this weekend!  It should be a great event!

Admission to the event and parking are free…See you there!


(157) Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

September 26, 2011

These days seem to be all about frozen yogurt…and the self-serve frozen yogurt shop is all the rage!

Orange Leaf is one of the most demanded brands in the frozen yogurt industry.  Good news…they have just opened a location in Stone Oak in Far North San Antonio!!

Orange Leaf has a great mission:  “To promote community and family by providing a great tasting, sensible, frozen dessert made just for you, by you, in an environment that is as visually uplifting as it is welcoming.”

Well…that sounds delicious & exciting!  And, that is exactly what Orange Leaf is!

A couple of nights ago, we had just finished a nice healthy dinner at home and were craving something sweet.  We remembered seeing the “Now Open” sign up at the new Orange Leaf on Stone Oak, so we headed over.

When we arrived it was nice to see the place was busy!  The decor is sleek & ultra-modern and very vibrant!  People were enjoying their yogurt inside as well as out on the patio.

We were glad to see that Orange Leaf offers some pretty healthy option…from low-fat like cheesecake  & chocolate mint to a non-fat & no sugar added vanilla!

We decided on the vanilla & then loaded it up with fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi & raspberries…then topped it off with some almond slices!  Then they weighed it, we paid & then we grabbed a table outside.

It was delicious & definitely hit the spot!

We welcome Orange Leaf to the Stone Oak & far North San Antonio area!

20079 Stone Oak Parkway
San Antonio,TX 78258
www.orangeleafyogurt.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Orange-Leaf…


(156) zpizza – Sonterra

September 20, 2011

zpizza recently opened on Sonterra in the Stone Oak & Far North San Antonio area…

Who doesn’t like pizza, right?  Well, zpizza is a little different… It may seem contradictory, but they actually offer Healthy Pizza options!  That’s right…delicious & healty pizza!

It’s all about the ingredients…

First, of course is the crust… You can choose from dough made from 100% organic wheat flour, whole wheat or even gluten-free…all prepared fresh every day!

They offer many different sauces too…Basil Pesto, BBQ, Chipotle Pesto, Marinara, Roasted Garlic, Thai Peanut, and of course, Tomato…but their tomato sauce is 100% Certified Organic!

As far as meat choices go…they have the traditionals, like italian sausage, ham & pepperoni…but they also offer choices like nitrate-free & lower fat meatballs & chicken sausage!  Want to keep it Vegan?  Go for the veggie burger crumbles!

Speaking of vegan, they even have a vegan cheese option!

Then you get to their veggie selection…which is huge…everything from artichoke hearts to roasted eggplant to zucchini!

Sounds like you could have some fun creating your own healthy pizza, right!!

You can definitely get creative or you can go with one of their well-thought out original selections….How about The Tuscan?  It comes with roasted garlic sauce, mozzarella, shiitake & button mushrooms, caramelized onions, feta cheese, truffle oil & thyme…YUM!! (only 7 grams of fat per slice, by the way…)

 

Is anyone else getting hungry??  I am getting a craving for some zpizza right now…and I haven’t even touched on their delicious salads & sandwiches!

Regardless of what you order at zpizza…it is sure to be fresh, unique & delicious!!

Once you have tried this great new pizza place, you have to let us know what your favorite zpizza is!!

You can find zpizza in the Stone Oak / Far North San Antonio area at

700 E Sonterra Blvd, Suite 1103

San Antonio TX, 78258

 

 


(155) 9th Annual Stone Oak Business Association (SOBA) Business Expo – September 29, 2011

September 17, 2011

The 9th Annual Stone Oak Business Association (SOBA) Business Expo will be held on September 29, 2011…And you are invited!

“Looking for a tasty new spot to take the family out to eat dinner on a Friday night?  Need gift ideas for the fast approaching holiday season?  Looking to switch banks or in need of some free financial advice?

Look no further than the Stone Oak Business Association’s 9th Annual Business Expo at the Johnson High School cafeteria located at 23203 Bulverde Road from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

All are invited to sample cuisine from local restaurants while learning all about what local businesses can offer.  Over 100 area businesses and representatives will be on hand to showcase their goods and services.

The Expo will also feature prize drawings throughout the evening.  Prizes will include a gift basket of spa and tanning products, a complementary stay at a beautiful Stone Oak area hotel, and even a flat screen television!

Remember, SOBA designates all funds raised from the Business Expo to provide scholarships for graduating seniors at Johnson & Reagan High Schools.  Last year, SOBA granted $7000 in scholarships to seven outstanding students.

So come out and show your support for the Rattlers and Jaguars!

For more information, please call 210-348-8233.  We hope to see you there!

Help Broadway Bank in their mission to supply children with much-needed school supplies.  Broadway Bank’s “Stuff the Bus” wants to help every shild succeed in school, so bring your generous donations to SOBA’s Business Expo and stuff that bus!”

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Place: Johnson High School Cafeteria – 23203 Bulverde Road

Cost: FREE

info cited from Stone Oak Business Association