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Best of San Antonio in a 3 day visit


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Best of San Antonio in a 3 day visit

BarnNB | Oct 10, 2007 07:11 PM

I will be in San Antonio for 3 or 4 nights in late November / early December, staying at the Wyndham. I'm a Hounder from the east coast of Canada, so the regional/ethnic culinary possibilities in SA are quite exciting. I have been once before and had a couple of good meals, but I didn't do enough research and wasted several opportunities.

Any recommendations for great restaurants, especially any authentic regional cuisine (i.e. great Tex-Mex, interior Mexican, BBQ (esp. cabrito (sp?))? I generally like value for money, including really, really expensive meals that are transcendent. I don't care about the wine list. Generally I am at my happiest in a dive with great food and cold beer.

I will mostly be eating in the downtown area, but will also be renting a car for a day or two while in SA and am willing to drive some distance for good eats. I will be traveling alone, so a place with a nice bar and friendly staff would a bonus, but food is the priority.

I will also spend a couple of days touring the region (maybe a couple of nights in Austin?). Any spots in the region that I should consider? I hit Lockhart on my last trip and will be returning. I had Kreutz (sp?) last time and, frankly, wasn't blown away. Brisket was good but not great - quite chewy really, which I wasn't expecting. I think I will hit Black's this time.

Thank for your advice - I can't wait to visit!

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