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Re:Chicago/San Antonio via Amtrak 2012/01/10 11:03:19 (permalink)
Thanks Big Al for the trip report.Next time you come down, try Black's or Kreuz's
in Lockhart.Also, you can try City Market in Luling.Gonzales City Market in Gonzales,Tx has a place now on W.W.White Road,and they have a website.They also do bbq. Another place that's popular on W.W.White is Mr.And Mrs.G's. It's soul food served cafeteria style. I plan this summer when I take vacation or sooner, to try it out.Both are on the east side of San Antonio. The King William district dates back to victorian times and was largely a german residential area.Another fancy residential area is Monte Vista,and the community of Alamo Heights,on Broadway near the University of the Incarnate Word. Both have lots of large houses and bungalows.
I have heard of TacoTaco, and La Fonda, just haven't been to either one. Sometimes puffy tacos can be a little greasy.Henry's Puffy Tacos specializes in them,and they are the sponsors of the San Antonio Missions baseball team mascot, The Puffy Taco.Yes, they actually have someone dressed up like a taco.During half time or whenever, kids chase the puffy taco around the field and try to catch him. A good place for burgers north east of SA is CBQ here in Schertz,and Bracken Cafe in Bracken ,Texas, out on Nacogdoches Road past Rolling Oaks Mall.Pioneer Flours founded by C.E.Guenther is still in business, just have'nt eaten there, or at the Botanical Garden in the old stone carriage house they moved there.
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Re:Chicago/San Antonio via Amtrak 2012/01/12 20:33:37 (permalink)
Thanks, HollyDolly, for the suggestions!
Yeah, my brother lives in the Monte Vista area. Seemed like a great neighborhood.
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Re:Chicago/San Antonio via Amtrak 2012/01/12 21:43:00 (permalink)
Wonderful pictures!
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Re:Chicago/San Antonio via Amtrak 2012/01/13 19:49:02 (permalink)
Great report! Please do more! It made for a great vicaious trip on a cold windy night in NJ. I was in Lockhart and San Antonio years ago, it was nice to "go back".
 
BTW, I see you live in Astoria, I did a trip report a couple of years ago on a day trip my wife and made there from NJ http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=588210&high=astoria. Maybe you could do your own report, there's lots of great food there, no travel needed!
 
Thanks again for taking the time to do the report.
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Re:Chicago/San Antonio via Amtrak 2012/01/18 11:19:28 (permalink)
Thanks Big Al. Another place is Home of Da Smoke out on US Hwy 87,as you head towards Lavernia and Port Lavaca.It is a bbq joint and I know there was a review of the place some time ago. Haven't been there yet.Yes, Monte Vista is a nice area. Wish I could afford a house there,love those old homes.
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Re:Chicago/San Antonio via Amtrak 2012/01/26 23:50:34 (permalink)
What a great report! Thanks.
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