Friday, June 26, 2015

Long Table Dinners Take You to Mexico for a Night

Calling all San Antonio foodies: have you attended one of the very exclusive Long Table Dinners at the Distillery yet? Every fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 at the Dorcol Distilling Company you can enjoy a delicious meal.

Limited to only 20 people this meal is put on by Cocina Heritage the Restaurant. Cocina Heritage offers a multitude of homemade, seasonal meals from Central Mexico to Southern Mexico, celebrating the vibrant flavors of the country. They pride themselves on using their own original recipes from as far back in time as is possible. Not only are the meals diverse and delicious but they also use traditional processes to create the meals to ensure authenticity.

Cocina Heritage has received sparkling reviews from food critics and guests alike. In 2014 their Pastel Tres Leches was named one of the top 10 dishes in San Antonio’s Taste Magazine. Not only will you get the chance to enjoy four courses of amazing Mexican cuisine but you can experience delicious pairings of specialty cocktails to match your meals.

Attending one of these dinners gives you access to the up and coming South Flores district as well as well as a private tour of San Antonio’s very first rakia distillery. Not to mention your tastebuds will take a trip to Mexico during the fantastic meal!

The dress code is casual formal but it is recommended the guests dress a little more warmly as it is kept quite cold in the distillery. Admission to the dinners is a bit steep at $75 per person but it’s well worth it! Guests must be 21 or older to enjoy this dinner and cocktail extravaganza. The Dorcol Distilling Company is only a 20 minute drive away from the Residences at La Cantera. The dinners will continue throughout 2015 until October 22nd. Make sure to reserve your spot soon as there are only 20 places and they fill up quickly! Reserve your tickets by emailing Don’t miss out on this delicious opportunity to experience Mexican cuisine as you’ve never had it before!

Sources Cited:
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The San Antonio DoSeum

Courtesy of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

On Saturday June 6, San Antonio officially got a new museum: The DoSeum. The 47 million dollar children’s museum opened its doors for the first time to children from the ages of birth to 10. Previously a car dealership, the museum is now full of exciting hands-on activities for children.

After three and a half years in construction the museum is finally open to the public. Aimed at elementary aged children, the brand new museum includes an outdoor exhibit and play area. With over 65,000 square feet of exhibits and 30,000 square feet of outdoor exhibits, there is no shortage of fun to be found at the DoSeum.

Creators of the DoSeum wanted to provide the children of San Antonio with the absolute best. Now that it is finally completed it is a marvel to behold on 5.5 acres of land. The goal of the DoSeum is to educate young children, not with books and slideshows but with activities and experiments. The exhibits focus on STEM, science, technology, engineering and math, in a way that’s fun and engaging for younger kids. Children can interact with Baxter the robot or make-believe as secret agents in the math-oriented spy area. Upon entering the museum one of the first things you will encounter is the Puppet Parade which allows children to control a projection of 2 giant birds using only their hands and a motion sensor. And don’t miss out on the musical staircase. You’ll know which one it is from the moment you step foot on it!

The DoSeum is an exciting new museum for young children of all ages. Even parents will find themselves wowed and amazed by the fun happening in the new children’s museum. This is definitely fun for the whole family! Stop by and strengthen your learning skills. Located on Broadway St., only a 20 minute drive from the Residences at La Cantera.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

National Iced Tea Day: Where to Get It & How to Make It

If you want good tea you better head south. Northerners don’t get to appreciate delicious tea quite like we do. Today we get to celebrate the tasty beverage with Iced Tea Day! Instead of reaching for a hot coffee to boost you up, grab yourself a frosty iced tea.

At Grampa’s Tea, you’ll find teas from all over the globe right here in sunny San Antonio. Any kind or flavor you could possibly dream of is here at Grampa’s, served hot or ice cold. You can even get a free tea tasting for you and 5-10 of your friends. Grampa will bring everything, the tea, the pots, the water, he’ll even clean up afterwards for you.

Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine is here to dish you out some reggae music and some delicious meals flavored with pineapples and ginger. Don’t miss out on the mango tea. Juicy and yummy, it goes so well with the fruit flavored dinners. Actually, it goes well with everything!

You don’t have to leave the house to get a good glass of tea. You can brew them yourself right at home.

This recipe will help you honor not only Iced Tea Day but also Bourbon Day! Try this yummy Peach Infused Bourbon Iced Tea.

All you’ll need is:
  • 3 Large peaches
  • 3½ to 4 Cup good bourbon (such as Woodford Reserve)
  • 2 Family-size tea bags (or 8 regular black tea bags)
  • 1 Cup Light brown sugar, packed
  • Fresh peach slices and lemon wedges, for serving
Strawberry Lemonade Sun Tea will take you a little more time but it’s worth the wait. You’ll have to let it sit in some sunshine for optimum flavor before you drink it.

For this recipe you’ll need to get:
  • 24 ounces Filtered Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Truvia (or preferred sweetener) - optional
  • 1 Family Size Iced Tea Bag (or 3 regular tea bags)
  • 1 Lemon - sliced
  • 5-6 Large Strawberries - tops removed and cut in half
  • Sunshine
  • Ice
Combine everything and mix in the sweetener before sealing it into a container and placing it in direct sunlight for 1-2 hours. Or leave it overnight for even more flavor.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

June Events

June is here! If April showers bring May flowers, then May flowers bring… June festivals and so many events for you to enjoy. June is jam packed with exciting events for you to enjoy. You won’t have an excuse to stay in the house.

Movies by Moonlight
Every Tuesday in June

For the entire month of June you can enjoy movies out on the lawn. Every Tuesday in June at Travis Park, there will be a different movie playing. Starting with Big Hero 6, everyone is invited to bring a picnic basket and a blanket and watch a great movie under the stars. Bring the whole family!

Mamma Mia!
June 9th-14th

For a week you can see the ninth-longest running Broadway musical. Mamma Mia is at the Majestic Theater! The story of a girl searching for the identity of her father before she heads to the altar. But what happens when three men step up and claim to be her father? You won’t want to miss out on the laughs.

The Texas Folklife Festival
June 13th-14th

The 44th annual celebration of the great state of Texas takes place over 2 days this June. Over 40 cultural groups come together to represent their home. Take part in the music, the food, the arts and crafts and most importantly, the fun.

Dog Days of Summer 5K
June 14th

Bring your furry friend to join you on this mutt strut about town. Keep your pups on a leash at all times but feel free to let them run with you. All humans must pick up any droppings left behind. Proceeds from the race benefit the Guide Dogs of Texas.

Missions vs. Rockhounds
June 25-28

There are 4 opportunities to catch the Missions play the Rockhounds in this 4 game streak home series. Each night has something different in store for fans: Thursday is dollar night, Friday will feature a cap giveaway, Saturday will see a firework after-show and on Sunday, the first 500 kids will go home with sticker packs.

You won't want to miss out on any of these exciting events and festivals coming up in the month of June. There are things for people of all ages even your four-legged family members. What events are you excited about this month? Let us know on our Facebook.
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