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San Antonio Zoo announces new blog ambassadors, The Zoo Troop, at Zoo-La-La!

San Antonio Zoo announces their new blog ambassadors: The Zoo Troop!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. For the last few months, I’ve had the great opportunity to work with the San Antonio Zoo as a consultant, helping them develop their new blog […]

San Antonio moms: get ready to save time from grocery shopping!

Instacart is the only grocery service that delivers in as little as one hour, now in San Antonio!

Today’s post is written and sponsored by Instacart. Thank you for supporting the brands and organizations that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! A new grocery delivery service called Instacart has launched in beta in San Antonio. What is Instacart, exactly? Instacart is the only grocery service that delivers in as little as one hour. They have […]

Perfect patio dining with kids in San Antonio

Perfect patio dining with kids in San Antonio

Thanks to all of our readers who contributed ideas and photos to this post! Now that the glorious spring weather has arrived, one of the questions we get asked often is, “Where do we go for perfect patio dining with kids in San Antonio?” We compiled a short list of our favorites but decided our […]

Help the San Antonio Food Bank this holiday season, every time you shop online

Generate donations to the San Antonio Food Bank every time you shop online with Shop2Care

This post is sponsored by Shop2Care. Thank you for supporting the brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Raise your hand if you’ll be shopping online this holiday season. My hand’s raised HIGH, y’all. I love shopping online to avoid the traffic, crowds, and craziness during this festive time of year. But what if online […]

Free entree this Saturday (5/16) at VertsKebap

VertsKebap comes to San Antonio in May 2015

Recently craving a juicy burger, piled high with cheese and sautéed mushrooms, I drove over to what used to be Smashburger. Imagine my surprise when in its place instead was a new sign and establishment: VertsKebap. Say, what???  Not knowing what VertsKebap was, I drove on by. I’ve since learned that VertsKebap is a dining […]

Culinaria events the whole family will love

Culinaria events for families

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post in the way of tickets to some of Culinaria’s events. However, all opinions are mine. Don’t miss the giveaway below for four tickets to the Food Truck Event on Thursday, May 14! **** UPDATED TO ADD: The Food Truck Event will now be held at North Star Mall – […]

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 […]