Plus, Cesar Chavez Day city office closures.
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82º | 10% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 7:26 a.m. | Sunset 7:50 p.m.| Full Weather Report | Traffic Report

It’s patio season
SATXtoday: Anaqua Garden Bar
Step into the lush outdoor oasis of the Anaqua Garden Bar for drinks and light bites. | Photo by Rob R.
Is it just us, or does eating outside make food taste better? Catch some rays or laze in the shade at one of these San Antonio patios.

☕ Coffee spots

Aftersome Coffee, 11530 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
Allyson LeBleu and Ali Corbitt are serving up one-of-a-kind drinks out of their moblie coffee trailer including The Shawty with salted caramel + pistachio and the Baristas Choice for a surprise drink.

Breton Organic Coffee Bar, 6422 Babcock Rd.
Nestled on the northwest side of San Antonio is this organic coffee truck that’s serving up Frappe Taro + Honey Lavender, Organic Hibiscus Chia Ice Tea, cakes, and empanadas.

🍽️ Restaurants

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Grab a margarita with a plate of nachos and enjoy the weather on the patio at Carriqui.


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Dignowity Meats, 1701 E. Houston St.
Featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives,” visit this barbecue joint on the city’s east side for the Burnt End Melt Sandwich that includes smoked brisket burnt ends, sharp cheddar mac n cheese, sliced pear, cheddar cheese, house BBQ sauce and pressed on Ciabatta Bread. Don’t knock it until your try it.

La Fogata Mexican Cuisine, multiple locations
Serving up traditional Mexican recipes for over 35 years, make plans to visit its Vance Jackson location and sit on the patio to enjoy its plates + award-winning margaritas.

🍔 Food truck parks

SATXtoday: SA Yacht Club

Step into the San Antonio Yacht Club and try the City Editor-approved Naco Grayson.


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Besame, 511 E. Grayson St.
Within walking distance from the Pearl (just down Grayson Street), is a food truck park offering smash burgers, Nashville Hot Chicken, birria tacos, Aguas Frescas, and Brazilian food. Don’t forget to stop by the bar for beers and cocktails. Keep an eye on their socials for new food trucks.

The Block SA, 14530 Roadrunner Way
Steps from UTSA on San Antonio’s northside, come out for street tacos, vegan burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, empanadas, and Bulgogi fries + plates. On Tuesdays, enjoy $1 tacos from La Carcacha Food Truck (7 p.m. to sell out) and $3 margaritas at the bar (3 p.m. to midnight).
What is your favorite outdoor dining option in San Antonio?
Friday, March 29
  • ABBA Under the Stars | Friday, March 29 | 6 p.m. | The Skyline, 707 Dawson St., San Antonio | $35-$55 | Come “Take a Chance” on a night out on the rooftop listening to this group’s greatest hits.
  • Cyberfest 2024 | Friday, March 29 | 6 p.m.-2 a.m. | Fitzgerald’s Bar, 437 McCarty Ste. 101, San Antonio | Free | Dance the night away to local + regional electronic music from Requiem, Swarm, Special Agent, and In3briant.
  • Lady Gaga Night | Friday, March 29 | 9 p.m. | Paper Tiger, 2410 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | $0-$15 | “Just Dance” to the discography of Mother Monster’s best hits.
Saturday, March 30
  • The Battle of the Flowers Traveling Float | Saturday, March 30 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Morgan’s Sports, 5025 David Edwards Dr., San Antonio | Free | Check out this traveling Fiesta float and enjoy face painting, meet + greets, themed crafts, and the Frost Fiesta medal while supplies last.
  • Easter Hunt & Brunch | Saturday, March 30 | 10 a.m. | The Gin at Specht’s Texas, 112 Specht Rd., San Antonio | Free | Come take photos with the Easter Bunny and stay for a bite to eat.
  • Impalas Low Rider Car Show | Saturday, March 30 | 11 a.m. | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market St., San Antonio | $30 | Join Impalas Magazine for a day of viewing unique cars.
  • A Starlit Tribute to Taylor Swift | Saturday, March 30 | 6 p.m. | The Skyline, 707 Dawson St., San Antonio | $30-$55 | Bring your “Lover” or your pals to the “Gorgeous” rooftop to listen to your favorite T-Swift songs.
Sunday, March 31
  • San Antonio Brahmas vs. DC Defenders | Sunday, March 31 | 11 a.m. | Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio | $27.50-$102.50 | Spend the day watching football and cheering on our local UFL team for their season home opener.
  • Brunch Cruises on the River Walk | Sunday, March 31, Sunday, April 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Zocca Cuisine d’Italia, 420 W. Market St., San Antonio | $75 | Float down the San Antonio River with friends and family while enjoying a morning meal with drinks.
  • Karaoke Under the Bridge | Sunday, March 31 | 12-4 p.m. | Alamo Beer Co., 202 Lamar St., San Antonio | Free | Enjoy the Texas sun with all-day happy hour, karaoke, board games, and cornhole.
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News Notes
  • City Hall and most municipal offices are scheduled to close on Monday, April 1 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Check out the full list of closures. Don’t miss: Garbage, recycling, and organic pick up is still happening according to regular collection schedules all week long.
  • Easter is this weekend and while tiny animals are cute for the season, the city wants to remind its citizens that the sale of baby chicks, ducklings, or rabbits less than 8 weeks old as pets or novelties is illegal. Learn more about this law via Animal Care Services.
  • $785 million. That’s how much money CPS Energy used to acquired three power plants — one in Laredo and two in Corpus. These natural gas-fired plants will provide 1,710 megawatts of energy to help power San Antonio through 2030. The sale is anticipated to go through next month. (SA Business Journal)
Plan Ahead
  • The San Antonio Parks Foundation announced the new date for the Fest of Tails after rescheduling due to inclement weather. Plan ahead for October 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McAllister Park, as you watch kites dance in the sky while celebrating our furry friends. Stay tuned for more event details.
  • Get ready for National Beer Day on Sunday, April 7 with Twang’s beer salts. The Tex-Mex inspired, family-driven company located in San Antonio offers salts, sugar, and spice blends including Lime, Lemon Lime, Pickle, and Cucumber Chili. Prep for your party by ordering your favorites online start at $10 for a four pack.
  • Adam Sandler was spotted this week rocking a pair of special-edition San Antonio Spurs sweatpants from the 2023-24 City Edition collection — Go Spurs Go. The throwback collab pays homage to the 1968 World’s Fair including Hemisfair + the Tower of Americas. Shop the collection. (GQ)
  • How can the Cowboys use the upcoming NFL Draft bring back a sense optimism to the team? Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Dallas Cowboys with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
  • Get the No. 1 best-selling smart display — the Echo Show 8 — while it’s 33% off through the weekend. We love: controlling smart home devices from one hub.*
San Antonian
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San Antonio, Texas, USA skyline at dusk from above. | Photo by Sean Pavone/Getty Images/iStockphoto
Ready to live like a true San Antonio local? We’re sharing all the details on how you can dial into your community as a rightful resident.

To get started, hop in your car or on your e-bike + immerse yourself into the Alamo City culture of the community. Whether you’re grabbing margaritas at Rosario’s or catching a Spurs game at the Frost Bank Center, there are many activities that are incredibly unique to the city. Plus, here are a few other things every San Antonian should know:


The biggest party of the year, with a cause, locals take to the streets with homemade hats, colorful outfits, and Fiesta Medals.

Coffee Shops

Home to a plethora of coffee shops and trucks, these are great places to learn about the city’s culture, meet new friends, and work remotely

Historic Pearl

Check out the weekend farmers markets, free seasonal movie screenings, and its numerous bars + restaurants.
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I’m a sucker for an outdoor bar, especially when it’s 75 and sunny outside. My two current favorite outdoor spots: Anaqua and the Marlin Bar. Both are featured in our outdoor dining guide and are definitely worth the visit.

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