Hola! My name is Erin Franco Otto. My love of coffee started early when I would sneak sips of my grandmother’s Café con Leche. This turned into a desire to showcase small businesses in our community serving up delicious coffee.
My favorite spot for a coffee… well, I have too many to be able to narrow it down. But one of my all-time favorite drinks is the Mexican vanilla latte from Mila. Classic and delicious, it is my litmus test for all vanilla lattes. Another favorite of mine is Early Bird. Pro tip: Add their tiramisu cold foam to your latte. It is delicious and you will not want to drink another coffee without it.
Hi friends I’m Ileanna, and I run an insta dedicated to all things booze in SA and beyond. I’m a San Antonio native and absolutely love exploring our city.
I originally started this account because I loved taking pictures of my drinks (classic millennial), but then I realized that it could be a great way to share all of the fun spots that San Antonio has to offer. If I had to choose just one spot to visit for a cocktail, it would be The Backroom Bar at Queso, Pan, y Vino. Overall, I think they have the best ambiance, food, and service.
Pro tip: order the Paloma, you won’t be disappointed 🤗
Tail-End of Summer Paw-ty! | Fri., July 29 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Hops & Hounds, 13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd. | Free entry | Join for a waggin’ good time featuring giveaways, pet vendors, a doggy splash zone, frozen pup cups, and a donation drive. 🐶
Balcones Heights Jazz Festival | Fri., July 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. | Free | Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz artist Peter White with the opening act Johnny P & the Wiseguys. 🎷
Summer Picnic | Sat., July 30 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Olmos Basin Park | Free | BYOB (bring your own brunch) and meet + chat with other SATX women. 🍓
San Antonio Reggae Festival | Sat., July 30 | 1-11 p.m. | Rosedale Park | $33 | Enjoy 10+ live reggae bands and performers, over 50 food and cultural vendors, and family-friendly activities. 🎶
Christmas in July | Sun., July 31 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Traders Village | $5 parking | Get a jump on your holiday shopping with vendors featuring homemade festive goods + gifts, photos with Beach Santa, Mrs. Claus, and more. 🎄
Sunday Art Market | Sun., July 31 | 12-5 p.m. | Brick at Bluestar | Free | Celebrate Sunday Funday with some amazing local artists, makers, and sustainable small businesses. 🛍️
Free Family Night | Mon., Aug. 1 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The DoSeum | Free | Enjoy free entry to the DoSeum and explore its family-friendly exhibits. ✨
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
The CoSA Department of Arts & Culture is looking for feedback from residents about future public art projects. The city will host a series of meetings where you can voice your opinion on the placement of new public art locations + types of projects. You can also attend the sessions virtually. 🎨
The San Antonio Independent School District was recently awarded a $39,904 grantfrom the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to the post shared by Congressman Joaquin Castro, the money will expand the Girl’s Garden program at Young Women’s Leadership Academy on the Eastside. 💵
A boozy liquid nitrogen creamery is coming to San Antonio in August. Buzzed Bull will be located at 2903 N. Loop 1604 E. and will serve up buzzed + non-buzzed ice creams and milkshakes. You can follow the shop on Instagram for updates. 🍧
San Antonio’s largest Dia de Los Muertos festival is now accepting applications for altars. Those interested need to submit a release form and a refundable deposit of $30. Altar space is on a first come first serve basis, and the winner will be awarded $2,000. 🕯️
Friendly reminder that our #DrinkUpWeek ends this Sun., July 30. This celebration encourages our SATX community to get out and support our local restaurants, coffee shops, and bars by trying out their delicious beverage menus, eats + more. Check out the list of specials and local participants. 🍹
Congratulations to Harlandale High School Graduate Victoria Johansen for making the world-famousTexas State University Strutter team. She was one of the 35 new members to join out of 200 people who tried out. She will be majoring in sports and exercise science with the hope to work in the physical therapy field.
Congrats to reader David K. who was randomly selected to win $1,000 cash as a thank you for completing our recent product survey. David has been contacted by our team. Thanks to all of you who let us know your preferences about our product so we can continue making it better. (Didn’t share your thoughts? You still can.)
In case you missed it, SATXtoday just launched our very own membership program. Membership starts at just $25 and helps keep our local news products free to all San Antonians — plus, members get perks like birthday deals, personal shoutouts, Six & Main discounts + more. Sign up. 🎉
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We can’t get over Editor Ivan’s thrill-seeking adventure yesterday. He had the opportunity to ride the newest roller coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas — Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger.
This record-breaking coaster reaches speeds of up to 60 mph and is the steepest dive coaster in the world. Those who want to experience it for themselves can ride it beginning today with pass holders having exclusive access to select ride times.
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Editor’s Pick: #DrinkUpWeek is coming to an end this Sun., July 30, I want to give a shout-out to Near Dark in Southtown. This goth-vibe spot is serving up some seriously delicious drinks. Check out what cocktails we recommend to try. 🍸
Missed yesterday’s newsletter? Learn the history + ties Lone Star Beer has with the Alamo City.
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