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San Antonio Thanksgiving 2011

Does anyone know the list of restaurants in San Antonio having Thanksgiving brunch/dinner this year?

Oct 19, 2011
idyllicnereid in Texas

Where are the SA foodies getting their information?

So I'm curious do you think people would appreciate a SA food aggregator?

Sep 08, 2011
idyllicnereid in Texas

Where are the SA foodies getting their information?

It will be sad to see the Lodge go, my family's been going there for special occasions and just because for years.

I also forgot to add to my list of food sources. It's not food specific, but it's one of the first results you get from googling a restaurant. Just curious does anyone here also post on yelp and/or urbanspoon?

Sep 04, 2011
idyllicnereid in Texas

Where are the SA foodies getting their information?

As much as I wish SA had it's own board I'm asking this question within the context of the texas board. Even if we had our own board I realize that we'd still be fielding questions like "where's the best tex-mex", "Where's the best places to eat on the riverwalk", etc.

There are great SA finds that I've discovered through Chowhound, but I find myself going to other sources for information on the SA culinary scene. I was curious whether fellow SA hounds use some of these sites as well.

Urban Spoon ( great for general info, websites, menus, and photos, reviews are hit or miss. Wish you could filter out every single fast food chain featured. Most of the food blogs I follow I found there.

Open Table ( great for making reservations, unfortunately a lot of great SA spots are not on OT

SavorSA ( great reviews, some info on openings and closings, great coverage of restaurant week

SA current ( great reviews, but you have to filter through coverage of the club scene to find them

Express News: does anyone even read the paper anymore?

CulinariaSA ( great information on events, but that's pretty much it.

City-data ( If you need to know where the latest Popeyes has opened, it's great. There was a 2011 restaurant week thread this year so it's not a total loss.

Zagat ( Critic ( Full functionality requires a paid subscription, not sure if I want to go there.

Food blogs: You have to find the good ones yourself and there's a lot of junk out there.

Twitter: great for last minute info on specials and it's the best place for info on Weissman's places

Facebook: Nothing you can't find on twitter other than photos.

Are there any other sources I'm missing here?

Aug 31, 2011
idyllicnereid in Texas

2011 SA Restaurant week August 20-27-What's on your wishlist?

Just so you know Pavil has been closed for a while, it's quite unfortunate. I've heard there's something else moving into Reggiano's old building, but I have no idea what as of yet.

Jul 24, 2011
idyllicnereid in Texas