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San Antonio Ice Houses?

Thanks for the tips and clarification on ice house criteria. Besides selling blocks of ice – and yes, pickled eggs and little wieners on toothpicks – I recall them as neighborhood spots, usually converted garages with tables inside the permanently open garage doors. Very cold bottles of Pearl and Lone Star. Old timers would bring in their Old Crow, order set-ups for a quarter or 50 cents, and chew on the toothpicks. As the night wore on, a few couples would get up to dance to Blue Bayou on the jukebox. Recommendations on better SA beer joints, if that’s what I’m describing, are also welcomed. But we will definitely head out to Hwy 87 and look for that Texaco station.

Jan 24, 2010
Rijomogo in Texas

San Antonio Ice Houses?

I am returning to San Antonio for a long weekend after spending several memorable (and well-fed) years there in the late 1970s. Got lots of useful updates on eats and drinks in these posts but....not a word about ice houses. Can they all be gone?

Jan 20, 2010
Rijomogo in Texas