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Kids eat free at Thai Topaz on Tuesday & Thursday nights

Kids eat free at Thai Topaz in Castle Hills on Tuesday and Thursday nights in San Antonio

Disclosure: I recently dined at Thai Topaz as their guest, along with other local bloggers, to sample their cuisine and to learn about their kids’ menu. I returned a week later with my family (on our own dime) because I wanted my husband and kids to experience delicious, authentic Thai food and family-friendly atmosphere the owners […]

Valentine’s Day Celebrations in San Antonio

Valentine's Day celebrations in San Antonio for kids, families, friends, and couples

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples any more. There’s plenty of heart-felt fun to be had in the Alamo City for kids, families, friends, and yes, couples, to enjoy. Check out these Valentine’s Day celebrations with heart: Send an Old Fashioned Valentine via Pony Express If your Valentine lives or works downtown, stop by the […]

Easiest pumpkin bread ever

Easiest pumpkin bread ever

Up until I found this recipe, there was nothing easy about pumpkin bread to me. Year after year I’d try recipe after recipe, hoping to recreate my Nana’s perfect pumpkin bread I adored in my youth. But, I never had any luck. I ended up with sloppy, soppy, mushy pumpkin messes that wouldn’t hold together […]

A healthy taste of the Caribbean comes to San Antonio: Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical brings fresh, healthy Caribbean chicken, pork, beef, and salads to San Antonio

* Don’t miss the details below on Pollo Tropical’s Grand Opening this Saturday, September 20. After attending a media preview of the just-opened Pollo Tropical (located at 6819 N. Loop 1604 W., across from UTSA) and sampling their wide menu of enticing Caribbean flavors, I’m sold. Their concept of providing fresh, hand-prepared-on-site foods is sure to be […]

Weekly Link Up: what San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 1 – 7, 2014

Weekly Link Up for San Antonio Bloggers, Sept. 1 - 7, 2014

A BIG change is coming to the Weekly Link Up today! The Weekly Link Up is now open to ALL San Antonio bloggers, not just mom bloggers. There are so many fantastic, inspiring, creative, clever, and helpful posts about a huge variety of topics coming from bloggers across our city that I’ve decided to expand […]

Labor Day weekend recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers

20+ Labor Day Recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers

With the kids back in school, it’s easy to feel like summer is over. Although, the 100-degree temps quickly remind us it’s still here, right?! With Labor Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try these recipes shared here throughout the summer on the Weekly Link Up by San Antonio mom bloggers. There are […]

Back to school breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas from San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for Aug. 25 – 31, 2014

Back to School Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas from San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for August 25 - 31, 2014

After a month away, the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Weekly Link Up is back! But, before we get to all of your bloggy goodness, let’s chat about back to school. Some of you have kids who started school a week or two ago. Some have children starting back today. While others are busy, nearly year-round, […]

How Does A Foodie Mama Navigate Restaurant Week? {and a giveaway!}

Guest contributor Emily Reynolds takes San Antonio Mom Blogs readers on a tour of Restaurant Week

Today San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Emily Reynolds with Defining Delicious. **** Be sure to enter the Defining Delicious Restaurant Week giveaway to two San Antonio restaurants below! **** When I first moved to San Antonio four years ago, I founded my blog, Defining Delicious. It started as a food-meets-family blog, right around the beginning […]

San Antonio Foodie News: Cocina Heritage and Dorćol Distilling Company

San Antonio Foodie News: Cocina Heritage opens new restaurant

August is here and, just like the scorching South Texas sun, the San Antonio restaurant scene is heating up too. Last week was the grand opening of Cocina Heritage The Restaurant. Sisters Silvia Alcaraz and Lupita Rivero moved to San Antonio from Mexico 25 years ago and started Cocina Heritage Catering. Ever since, they’ve dreamt […]

Oaks Crossing: HEB’s new restaurant is tasty, affordable, and kid-friendly

A large variety of beer, beautiful patio, and fresh menu choices at Oaks Crossing at Stone Oak in San Antonio

A restaurant? In HEB, you say? Really?!? Yes! My husband, son, and I stopped by Oaks Crossing for dinner last week. HEB’s new restaurant at The Market at Stone Oak offers a weekday happy hour from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with tempting food and drink specials. Select appetizers during happy hour are just $4 each. Personal (8″) […]

San Antonio Foodie News

Oaks Crossing at the HEB in Stone Oak

  There’s so much fantastic foodie news to keep up with in San Antonio right now, I had to start a list. Maybe you can use it too. Chef David Gilbert of Tuk Tuk Taproom is no foodie slouch. When he says, “Eat here,” you don’t ask questions. You just do it. Check out his Eat […]

San Antonio Foodie Date Night!

San Antonio Foodie Date Night! Check out these five culinary gems from San Antonio's food scene.

It’s something we San Antonians already knew: San Antonio is a major foodie destination! Wine Enthusiast named San Antonio one of the 5 Best Foodie Cities in 2014. When deciding where to spend your hard-earned date night dollars, check out these five favorite foodie finds of mine, covered previously on San Antonio Mom Blogs: 1. […]

So Bro Pizza Co for a fun, family lunch or a sophisticated date night

So Bro Pizza Co in San Antonio for family fun and food or a sophisticated date night

Disclosure: On my second visit to So Bro Pizza Co, I was a guest of the restaurant and enjoyed complimentary food and beverages. However, all opinions are mine. Some businesses in San Antonio understand, inherently, how to use social media to connect with their followers, expertly turning them into friends and loyal customers through creative […]

Low-fat Living: Spicy Summer Tuna Salad

Use jalapeños to give summer tuna salad a spicy kick!

Looking for a fresh alternative to boring summer lunches? My personal chef — I mean, husband — has just the recipe. His spicy tuna summer salad, is low on fat but high on flavor. It’s also gluten-free! Spicy Summer Tuna Salad by Roger Pence one, 4 oz can of no-drain tuna (preferably Chicken of the Sea, […]

Summer recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for June 2 – 8, 2014

Summer recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for June 2 - 8, 2014

Even though most of us in San Antonio still have a week of school left, summer has already arrived in our hearts. When that Texas heat comes a callin’, all we want are quick, simple, tasty dishes that don’t take a lot of time in the kitchen. During last week’s link up, San Antonio mom […]

Sub Zero Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt: where sweet treats meet science

San Antonio's hottest ice cream shop

We’d driven past the sign at 281 and Bitters many times over the last month but we’d never stopped. “What is that place, mom?” my kids would ask. “Just another ice cream shop,” I’d reply. But recently, on a whim, I decided to drop in to check it out. I was surprised to find that […]

What San Antonio moms are writing about: the Weekly Link Up for May 19 – 25, 2014

What San Antonio moms are writing about: the Weekly Link Up for May 19 – 25, 2014

Last week’s Link Up featured lots of posts about food and motherhood. It seems, as we get closer to summer, San Antonio mom bloggers are thinking about the different ways they nourish their families and themselves. One Happy Mom at Living in Heels in a LEGO World is relatively new to blogging, but not single […]

Earth Burger, San Antonio’s first and only plant-based, fast food restaurant

Earth Burger: San Antonio's first and only fast food vegetarian restaurant

Back in the 90s I was vegetarian…for about a year. I just couldn’t hack it. I missed cheeseburgers too darn much. I finally gave up the veggie life when my friend (rightly) called me out for my closet burger binges. Now, the folks behind Green Vegetarian are giving me a reason to reconsider a vegetarian […]

The Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run and a chance to win tickets to a Culinaria Festival Week event

Culinaria 5K wine and beer run in San Antonio, Texas

Disclosure: I received two tickets to a Culinaria event but no other compensation was received. All thoughts are mine. Photos are courtesy of Culinaria. While I’m not a total coach potato and I do enjoy some forms of exercise, few things in this world can make me run. Let’s see: zombies, country music, oh, and […]

Kimura for a perfect date night

Kimura in downtown San Antonio: an Izakaya, ramen noodle restaurant

It’s a funny thing: one day you look up and realize the world’s been spinning out there without you. I mean, you knew it was happening but, once you became a parent, you were too busy with late night feedings, lack of quality sleep, getting through the teething and potty training and preschool to notice. […]

Committing the baker’s ultimate sin (or, worst cupcakes ever)

Committing the baker's ultimate sin (or, worst cupcakes ever)

My baking is spontaneous. I’ll run home for about 40 minutes, in between dropping off and picking up my kids, and think, “Wouldn’t it create a pretty-as-a-Pinterest-picture if my darlings came home to freshly baked cupcakes?” Instead of spending those few, treasured moments alone doing something meaningful (like watching the Game of Thrones preview on […]

Tips for a perfectly frosted cake

Easy tips for frosting a beautiful cake

When I turned 43 a few weeks ago, I had one goal in mind: to bake myself a from-scratch birthday cake. The first time I ever made a cake was last fall. I used this simple (and wonderful) chocolate cake recipe but, instead of chocolate frosting between the layers I used Bonne Maman raspberry jam […]

Low-fat Living: Thai green curry chicken

Low fat Thai green curry chicken

One of my absolute favorite things in the whole wide world is green curry. Up until a few years ago, I was a Panang gal through and through. And then, during a fateful lunch at Tong’s Thai, my cousin introduced me to green curry. Oooooh, baby. It’s spicier than the mild Panang but just as […]

One parenting urban legend that’s true (and a visit to Tuk Tuk Taproom)

Date night at Tuk Tuk Taproom

Last weekend my husband and I experienced something we previously believed to be nothing more than a parenting urban legend – a situation so mystical, so magical, so unicorn-like in its impossibility, that some will try to say it didn’t really happen. I’m here to assure you, it did. And, if you’re really lucky (and […]

Low-fat Living: blueberry muffins with less fat

Low-fat Living: Blueberry Muffins from

At the end of last year, late one night, I experienced what can only be described as a seven-hour-long debilitating attack of nightmarish pain and illness. It felt like someone lassoed my chest with a wide elastic band that was on fire then proceeded to squeeze it around me like a vice grip. Prone to […]