Web editor at Architectural Record. Columbia journalism grad 2015 & Trinity University in SATX before that. Audio clips at miriamsitz.tumblr.com
A taste of Saytown provides a Texpat in the Big Apple some much-needed culinary relief.
The culinary world can be a bit of a boys club. From chefs, bartenders and owners to folks on the production side—farmers, ranchers, fishmongers—Y-chromosomes abound. However, many members of the fairer sex, empirically less prone to attention-grabbing social media confrontations and wont to wear many hats, are making their marks on the Alamo City gastronomic landscape and they’re making them last.
Part farmers market and part food truck, Truckin’ Tomato is a mobile source for fresh, local produce and food products. Rolling around the Alamo City since May of this year, the 30-foot trailer parks at venues across town five days a week, including churches, offices, apartment buildings, parks and at special events (see truckintomato.com for a calendar with locations and times).
Since 1947, Broadway 5050 has been an Alamo Heights staple. An unfortunate grease fire shut down the neighborhood bar and restaurant last summer for about a year, during which time ownership changed and the interior received a much-needed facelift.
The Lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca—a portmanteau for Triangle Below Canal Street—is home to the namesake film festival, beaucoup celebrities and the Hook & Ladder Company No. 8 (where the Ghostbusters movies were filmed, NBD). The Olmos Park restaurant Tribeca Di Olmos, on the other hand, is home to a small but solid happy hour. (If only the restaurant were below a triangle, but alas, the McCullough traffic circle is as geometric as we’re going to get.)
As the mercury rises, your skin browns and the electricity bill skyrockets, take comfort in a body of water and a cool, boozy beverage. Whether you long for nature, luxury, comfort or convenience, let the Current be your guide to aquatic libation bliss.
The history of the delightful and greasy snack nearly universally called “French fries” (in this country, at least) is as contentious as it is tasty. Fried potato enthusiast Paul Ilegems, a retired art history professor profiled by Reuters in 2010 for his fry-love, called the adjective “French” a misnomer and even an insult to Belgians, the true progenitors of frites.
Just in time for Father’s Day, Fourth of July, summer or whatever other excuse you use to bust out the old barbie, the Current turns to some local grilling authorities for tips and tricks that’ll make your neighbors green with envy and weak with hunger.
Crave Market redefines the 21st century market. It’s not a restaurant, not a grocery and not a general store, but combines elements from each of these and unites them under a “full circle” concept
Every experience I’ve had with New Orleans has been an undeniably positive one. The people, the music, the food—the Big Easy never ceases to warm my heart and delight my taste buds. With that in mind, I give you NOLA Foodie Finds, with food trends I’d like to see more of in SA.
Rosella Coffee Co. opened mid-March this year in a bright, airy building that opens up to a courtyard shared with Overland Partners.
A recent visit to San Diego revealed a few potential additions to the Alamo City foodscape that just might lie within realm of reality.
Great music, affordable drinks, classy décor, non-dangerous people, Mesoamerican religious icons: a short resume of the things I hope for at night clubs. The Aztec Lounge, just opened at the beginning of this year in the historic Aztec Theatre, doesn’t quite hit all those marks, but it makes a fair attempt.
Tucked away on the near-Southside, just across South Hackberry from the illustrious Little Red Barn, a specialty foods store opened its doors some three months ago: San Antonio’s Gourmet Olive Oils.
To get opinions and advice on dining out with kids from the other side of the house, the Current turned to chef Jason Dady and restaurateur Chad Carey.