Local Faves

 "Thanks for the great newsletter. As soon as I read that a Thai restaurant had opened on Broadway I rushed there for lunch…and I had the best Pad Thai ever!"
Alvaro Rizo-Patron
Vice President - West Region Director
PARSONS

"My favorite Houston Street eateries include Houston Street Bistro, Citrus at the Hotel Valencia and The Palm! For sushi, Sushi Zushi at the international center. Eatery in historic setting – Copper Kitchen at the Southwest School of Art & Craft! Hotel? Valencia!!! Coffee and egg croissants at Sip!"
Andres Andujar
CEO
HemisFair Park Area Development

“One of my very favorite local faves are the Fish Tacos at Rosario’s.”
Sheryl Sculley
City Manager
City of San Antonio

"Downtown San Antonio is the perfect location for a romantic evening with your date. I usually park at the Riverbend Garage or the Market St/Commerce St Garage – they’re both central to everything downtown. I’d recommend starting your evening by picking up a margarita to go from Jim Cullum’s Landing and then enjoy a barge ride or casual stroll along the River Walk. Next, have dinner at any of these great romantic restaurants: Pesca, Las Canarias, Citrus or Biga on the Banks. After dinner, relax with a drink at one of these cozy bars: Zinc Champagne & Wine Bar, the V Bar at Hotel Valencia or Swig. And the perfect ending to the evening is a late night desert - the Carrot Cake Martini at SoHo Wine & Martini Bar."
Rob Simons
President
Toolbox Studios

"Prime Rib at the Palm!"
Joan Korte
President
Downtown Residents Association

"One of my favorite spots downtown is Zinc. It has such a great atmosphere, particularly the wonderful outdoor courtyard. It's so cozy and urban at the same time...plus I love the flatbread pizza and prosecco"
Shanon Peterson
Historic Preservation Officer
City of San Antonio


"The art of the happy hour is alive and doing quite well downtown, thank you. (Did you know there are more than 100 bars downtown?)" Get the full downtown happy hour list here: Full list>
Ben Olivo
Express-News Downtown Blog