(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!


(148) Copeland’s of New Orleans – Village at Stone Oak

August 14, 2011

Copeland’s of New Orleans opened up on July 4th in The Village at Stone Oak Shopping Center in Far North San Antonio…. We had been watching it go up in anticipation and dying to try some of their “New Orleans Culinary Traditions!”

Only one problem…when they finally opened we were full speed ahead in our lite & healthy eating mission and somehow Crab Cakes, Catfish Creole,  Shrimp Po-Boys, and Home-made Cheese Cake didn’t seem that it would fit in (even though it sounded absolutely delicious)!

So…we put off going until we were going to have a “cheat day.”  Well, after several weeks of waiting & waiting, we got tired of not knowing what this new place was like…. So, we decided to check it out with a new mission of not breaking our stride!

We went on a Sunday afternoon and they were having Brunch…They were serving up all kinds of Benedicts & Omelets as well as anything from their full menu…Plus, Bloody Mary’s and Bottomless Mimosas & Champagne. 

It was great!  The place was packed & everyone was really enjoying themselves in the fun relaxed atmosphere!  Oh, and to top off the mood…there was a live jazz band playing!

We were seated in a cozy little booth and our service was friendly, informative & prompt! 

We found a couple of salads on the menu that sounded great and then started to cave…we decided to order some crab cakes to split as an appetizer.  Then, when we took a closer look at the menu, we noticed that they offer them both fried & broiled!   So, we ordered the broiled!  Score! 

Everything was delicious!  We didn’t feel like we were missing out on a thing! 

The atmosphere was perfect and the food & service were great!

We are super excited to have Copeland’s of New Orleans in the neighborhood!

Ok, ok…next time we will definitely have to try some of their classic New Orleans’ dishes & some of that fantastic looking cheesecake!


(145) Ziquid Lounge – Stone Oak

July 31, 2011

Ziquid Lounge has just opened in Stone Oak…Yep, another bar in Stone Oak…but this one is a bit different…

Ziquid Lounge not only serves up some fantastic cocktails, but they also have sushi, live music & <wait for it…> karaoke!  That’s right, karaoke in Stone Oak!

Ok…let’s start with the Drinks…. What are you in the mood for…Margaritas, Mojitos, Beer, Wine, Champagne, Sake, Martinis, Premium Liquor…how about bottle service??  Ziquid has it all!  Plus they have Happy Hour every Monday – Friday from 5-9pm.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Sushi specials during Happy Hour too.  Yeah, sushi…some pretty tasty sushi, I must admit!  WHa’t even better?  They serve sushi late night…where else can you get sushi until mid-night?

Now of course while you are enjoying your beverages & your sushi, how about the great sound of some Live Music from the stage?  Can’t get much better, right?

Well…if you like Karaoke, it does get better…cause they have it…like every night.  And, Ziquid is open 7 days/week!

Ziquid Lounge is located in the Stone Oak Plaza shopping center at Stone Oak & 1604…where the Cigar Club was formerly located.

HAVE FUN!!

18730 Stone Oak Pkwy

San Antonio, TX 78258


(136) Firewater Grille

June 5, 2011

Firewater Grill is a chic, casual & definitely a fun spot to grab a bite, sip a beverage & hang out with friends!

Firewater has a menu with all kinds of tasty food…whether you are looking to just share a few appetizers with friends or you want a the whole sha-bang…they have got you covered.  And you can enjoy your food along with your favorite beverage inside or outside on the inviting patio!

 We had the pleasure of partaking in Firewater’s Sunday Munch Brunch this past weekend…

Man, do they do it up in style…Delicious food – everything from omelettes to strawberry pancakes to yummy sandwiches…

AND $5 Bottomless Mimosas & Bellinis…That’s right Bottomless…they just keep ’em coming!!  Plus, the music was great…really set a good mood!  Can you say Sunday Funday??

But the fun is not just reserved for Sundays…

Firewater Grill has Happy Hour Specials Monday thru Friday from 4-7 & Reverse Happy Hour from 9-12.  Plus they have great daily specials & even have live bands out on the patio on Fridays & Saturdays!!

If you haven’t yet…you gotta check this place out!

Firewater Grille

26108 Overlook Parkway Suite 1100
San Antonio, TX

(134) Cinco de Mayo in Stone Oak & Far North San Antonio!!

May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo in Stone Oak & Far North San Antonio!!

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a Mexican civic holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.   While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, here in The United States, we observe the date as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. 

There are lots of places that will help you take part in celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Stone Oak & Far North San Antonio!!

Here are just a few examples…

 

 

Firewater Grill

Enjoy Happy Hour Specials from 4-7 pm including 1/2 priced Apps & Drink Specials…$3 Margaritas (rocks), $4 Martinis & House Wine, $2.50 Draft Domestic Pints, $3.50 Draft Domestic Tall & Draft Import Pints, & $4.50 Draft Import Tall!

Chris Lopez will be playing on the Patio from 7 – 11 pm & enjoy great drink specials…$3 Mexican Martinis,  Mexican Beers, Jack Daniels, Jack Daniels Honey, & Crown Royal…$4 Vampiros, Jose Cuervo (Gold or Silver) & Margaritas…$5 Banderas
PLUS…THEY WILL ALSO HAVE A PINATA!!!!

 

 Klusoz Martini & Tapas Bar

 

Enjoy Drink Specials All Night!!

$1 Jose Cuero drinks and shots/Margaritas till 11pm after they will be $3
$2 Ciroc, Crown, Patron, Grey Goose, & Hen until 11pm…

 

 

Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine

ALL DAY LONG you can enjoy $5 Zesty Margaritas, $5 MPO Margarita & $5 Tacos al Pastor…ALL DAY LONG!

 

 

G Sports Cafe

will have great drink specials including $3.50 Crown and Jack and $3 Corona, Dos XX, Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo.   Also live music that will want to get your mariachi on! SALUD!!!

 

 

What will you be doing to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo??

 

 

 

 


(129) Clear Springs Restaurant

April 16, 2011

Clear Springs Restaurant

Everytime we eat at Clear Springs Restaurant I get mad at myself…For Not Coming Here More Often!!

This place is incredible!  I am serious…some of the best seafood San Antonio has to offer!

For the past 25 years, Clear Springs Restaurant has been “proudly serving the best fried catfish, hand breaded onion rings and juicy thick cut steaks to people all over the State of Texas.”  And…we are lucky enough to have a Clear Springs Restaurant right here in our backyard in Stone Oak & North San Antonio! 

We visited Clear Springs Restaurant this week and we definitely dug into some delicious food…We had everything from a Fried Oyster Po’Boy with Fries, to a Grilled Fish & Shrimp Plate with Cole Slaw, to Grilled Fish Tacos with Rice & Beans, to an all out Fried Feast of Coconut Shrimp, Fried Oysters, Fried Catfish & Hushpuppies!!!  (There was 4 of us dining by the way!) 

And…we washed it all down with a few ice cold beers…which were only 2 bucks each because it was Happy Hour!  Clear Springs has Happy Hour Specials such as $2 Domestics, $3 Wells & Half Priced Appetizers from 4-6pm Monday – Saturday!!

And the “comfort-rich western atmosphere” is great too… Plus they have a great big ol’ patio out back surrounded by lots of trees…and even a playscape for the kiddos!

I am making myself a promise to come back soon…and often!

 

 

 

 

Clear Springs Restaurant is nesteled just off of 1604 near Stone Oak Pkwy (south of 1604) at 606 W. Afton Oaks Blvd.  210-403-FISH


(128) Cool Cafe Mediterranean Cuisine & Bar

April 10, 2011

We saw the sign for Cool Cafe Mediterranean Cuisine & Bar go up a little while back & had been dying to try this place ever since. 

We finally did this week & it was great!  We popped in for lunch & immediately knew we were going to like it!  The atmosphere was very inviting & the aromas coming from the kitchen had our mouths watering!

We decided on some spicy hummus & pita bread to get things started a then a Cool Cafe Green Salad & a Supreme Gyro for our meals.  Man…that Supreme Gyro was one delicious monster…Lamb and Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Avocado, Feta Cheese and Jalapenos!

What else is great about Cool Cafe Mediterranean Cuisine & Bar

Cool Cafe Mediterranean has great Happy Hour Drink & Food Specials from 2-5 pm & Reverse Happy Hour from 8-11 pm Monday – Thursday!!  They also have incredible daily specials & some pretty fantastic entertainment offerings throughout the week…Where else in this area can you get to enjoy Belly Dancing or Flamenco Dancing??

Monday:  Mug Special 2 Bottled Imports for $6 All Day 

Tuesday:  1/2 Off All Sake Drinks All Day

Wednesday:  Wine Dinner for Two Includes:1 Appetizer,2 Entrees,1 Dessert and a Bottle of House Wine $44.95

Thursday:  Featuring Our House Sangria for $3 All Day!

Friday:  Belly dancing From 7:30p.m.-9:30p.m

Saturday:  Flamenco Dancing Every Third Saturday of the Month Starts at 8:30p.m.

Sunday:  1/2 Off a Bottle of Wine or Large Carafe With Purchase Of 1 Entree



We will definitely be frequenting this place a lot! 



Cool Cafe Mediterranean Cuisine & Bar is located in the Stone Oak Crossing Shopping Center at Stone Oak Pkwy & Huebner Rd.

19141 Stone Oak Pkwy. #507
San Antonio, Texas 78258
210-403-2665 (COOL)