(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…

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(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

 

 


(151) Capricciosas Gourmet Pizza

August 23, 2011

Capricciosas Gourmet Pizza has just opened up at Stone Oak & Hardy Oak…and you are gonna love this place!

Who doesn’t love pizza, right?  Well, at Capricciosas you will find nothing but the freshest ingredients…and many unique ingredients that you don’t usually find at your local pizza joint!

In their Deli Line of Pizzas you will find great choices like the Double Pepperoni, the Vegetarian, or the delicious Palmetto with Hearts of Palm, Feta, Spinach & Parmesan!

If you want to go a little more bold…their Gourmet Line offers choices like the Philly Cheese Steak or the Smokey with Prosciutto, Smoked Oysters, Black Olives, Spinach & Parmesan!!  YUM!

Or, of course if you want, you can create your own pizza masterpiece!

Capricciosas Gourmet Pizza not only has great pizzas…they also have some incredible Salads & Appetizers!  Their Mac & Cheese Deluxe is outta this world!

I’m serious…on our first visit to Capricciosas, we tried a pizza from their Gourmet Line…the Delicia…and i could have sworn for a minute that we were back in Italy!  The crust had just the right amount of crispiness  and the toppings were mouth-watering…Proscuitto, Goat Cheese, Salami, Provolone, Spinach & Parmesan!

It was delicious!

Capricciosas Gourmet Pizza

20079 Stone Oak Pkwy

San Antonio, TX 78258


(138) The Egg & I on Sonterra

June 18, 2011

The Egg & I on Sonterra is a perfect place for a relaxing Saturday morning breakfast!

I mean really…what a better way to kick of the weekend than to sleep in a little then head over to The Egg & I and let them prepare some of your favorite morning food & a much-needed cup of gourmet coffee!

The Egg & I is actually open for Breakfast & Lunch so…even if you find yourself relaxing at home a bit past normal breakfast time…that’s ok!

During breakfast, The Egg & I serves up everything you are looking for out of a yummy breakfast…pancakes, omelettes, waffles & amazing eggs benedicts!

It’s not all about breakfast & eggs though…during lunch you can choose from hearty sandwiched, delicious salads & savory soups!

Some of our favorite dishes…hmmm…let’s see…

The Patriot Waffle is amazing!  A golden brown waffle topped with Raspberries, blueberries and a light dusting of powdered sugar….you just feel good eating it!

And, we can’t go without getting some form of Eggs Benedict…wheter it is traditional benedict, Crabcakes Benedict, or Parisian Benedict which comes on a buttery croissant half layered with shaved ham, sautéed portabella mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese…it is sinful!

Oh…and they have some incredible 100% pure squeezed orange & grapefruit juices as well as delicious gourmet coffee!

The Egg & I is open daily from 6am – 2pm on weekdays & until 2:30 on weekends…so head on over for breakfast or lunch today!

The Egg & I

700 Sonterra Blvd #314

San Antonio, TX 78258

(210) 491-0010


(131) How Do You Roll? a Maki sushi bar

April 22, 2011

How Do You Roll? a Maki sushi bar opened today in Stone Oak!

How do you Roll? puts an entirely new spin on sushi!  This place is great! 

When we walked in, we were greeted right away & were asked how we wanted to roll… That’s just it…you get to decide what goes into each of your rolls!

First, you pick whether you want “Traditional” wrapped in seaweed or “Modern” wrapped in Soy Paper.

Next, you choose your rice…white or brown.

Then, you start filling it up…and they have all kinds of great stuff to choose from…avacado, cucumber, asparagus, green pepper, mushrooms, sweet tofu skin, spinach, sprouts, tamago (japanese egg omlette), jalepenos, cream cheese, even fruit such as strawberry & mango!

Ok…now it is time to choose your “meat” from choices such as crab stick, eel, tuna, salmon, spicy tuna, spicy salmon, beef, chicken, & even crawfish tails!!

Having Fun Yet?

Then, they roll it all up & slice it into 10 perfect pieces with a really cool slicing machine.

Not done yet…

You still need to pick out your toppings…how about some chili powder, crunchy tempura, sesame seeds, crab mix or masago??

Ok…last step…sauce it up!  Choose from teriyaki, spicy mayo, wasabi mayo, sweet chili, sesame chili oil, and more!

You can see how this can get pretty tasty, right?  Well, let me tell you first hand…it is delicious!

During our visit today, we tried out 4 rolls.  We chose 2 from thier “Featured Rolls” (rolls for those who are “not feeling very creative”)  – the Cali & the Eel, both Traditional with seaweed & white rice.

Then we made 2 of our own creations both Modern with soy paper with white rice…

One with avacado, spinach, sweet tofu skin and salmon rolled –  topped with sesame seeds & chili powder.

One with avacado, green onion, cucumber and crawfish tails – topped with sesame chili oil & sesame seeds.

They were all  D E L I C I O U S!!! (Although, I have to admit that the one with the crawfish was my favorite!)

How Do You Roll? a Maki sushi bar offers a fast, fresh & fun way for you to enjoy your favorite sushi rolls.   Maybe you don’t even know what your favorite roll is yet…as you have not created it yet!

How Do You Roll? a Maki sushi bar is located on Stone Oak Pkway (@Hardy Oak) in North San Antonio, TX.

20079 Stone Oak Pkwy. Ste. 1107
San Antonio, TX 78258

How Do You Roll? a Maki sushi bar in Stone Oak is open Monday – Sunday 11 – 9.

HOW DO YOU ROLL??


(127) Jason’s Deli

April 1, 2011

If you like fresh delicious food…You gotta love Jason’s Deli!  The only issue…the enticing menu is so abundant with mouth-watering choices that it can be difficult to deicde on what to get…not a bad problem to have!

At Jason’s Deli you will find a variety of Savory Soups, Sensational Specialty Salads,  & a Salad Bar, Giant Stuffed Potatoes, Delicious Pastas, and of course Hot & Cold Wraps and Sandwiches!!

Each menu item is made fresh & to order with exceptionally high quality ingredients.  Many of their ingredients are organic & all are nitrite-free with no artificial colors or dyes!

Our recent visit to Jason’s Deli was just as good as all of the previous! 

We walked in, took a look at the days specials on the chalk board & proceeded to the order counter.  We were in the mood to keep things a little on the lighter side, so we went with the Club Lite (lightly toasted whole grain wheat bread with low fat smoked turkey, low fat ham, swiss, low fat honey mustard, lettuce & tomato) with a side of potato salad & the Turkey Wrap (organic wheat wrap filled with 98% fat free turkey, roam tomatoes, sprouts, fresh made guacamole – hold the ranch dressing) with a side of fresh fruit & a cup of vegetable soup.  Sounds pretty good, right?

Only a few minutes after we had gotten situated in our booth, our food was brought out.  It did not dissapoint!

Jason’s Deli had mastered the art of fresh delicious food! 

Jason’s Deli is conveniently located on 1604, just West of HWY 281 (near Costco).  Dine-In, Carry-Out, or Delivery!

1141 N. Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78232

(210)545-6888


(122) Marioli – Meals TO GOurmet

March 12, 2011
  
For a while now, we had been wondering…What exactly is this little place on Tuscany Stone that we see from Stone Oak Pkwy as we drive by??  Many times as we pass by, there are people sitting out at the little bistro tables, enjoying the afternoon & some food…

 

Well, curiosity got the cat!  We stopped by the other day just to pop in & grab a menu…but ended up leaving with that days Brown Bag Secial…A ready made meal for 2…Organic House Salad, Tilapia With Almonds & Lemon Rice.  It was absolutely delicious.  There was no denying that it had been made fresh that day with quality ingredients!

 

With all of our busy schedules these days, sometimes picking up dinner to go just makes sense!  But let’s face it…how many nights a week can you feed yourself (& your family) fast food or pizza, right?!?!

Marioli – Meals TO GOurmet offers you a Fresh, Healthy & Delicious alternative. 

You can order ahead & choose from all kinds of yummy meals & sides…everything from Lasagna, to Chile Relleno, to Chicken, to Mac & Cheese… And, they will have it ready for you to pick up in time for dinner!

They also offer great sandwiches & salads that can be ready quicky as well as other ready made dishes!

So…If you are looking for a “Fresh take on Take-Out”… You must try Marioli – Meals TO GOurmet!!

One more thing…Marioli also specializes in custom cakes, cupcakes & cookies!  So, don’t forget your sweet tooth!

They cater too!  So next time you are planning an event, keep Marioli in mind!

Marioli – Meals TO GOurmet

18730 Tuscany Stone

San Antonio, TX 78258

(210) 496-1111