Picture Perfect Farmer’s Market


    There is just something about a farmer's market that makes my heart skip a beat.              It might be the fresh produce.    It could be the people you encounter that appreciate the unique taste of the produce by  purchasing directly from the farmers.      It could be meeting fellow dog … [Read more...]

When Sassy Meets a Farmer’s Market


There’s been a lot going on lately between work and the end of the school year. Our kids are always involved in some way or another in sports activities. We wouldn’t have it any other way. And as most couples know, your marriage can take a backseat to all that activity. I’ve blogged before about our “Secrets of a Pretty Happy Marriage."  I have been giving my fair share of advice to my girlfriends these past couple of weeks. I was telling all the swim team moms about how my husband and I were determined not wake up one day as empty nesters and look at each other and think, “Who the heck are … [Read more...]

The Luxury is Luxuriously Good


The Luxury has been one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings in recent memory. Not only because of the uniqueness of it being built out of cargo containers, but also due to the fact that it is located right across from the San Antonio Museum of Art and brand new apartment housing. We are finally starting to get a glimpse of what true urban living is all about in our city. It combines my favorite part of the Riverwalk, spectacular food, beautiful views and the laid back atmosphere of San Antonio. Andrew Weissman is the creative force behind this new restaurant as well as Il … [Read more...]

Burger FI


After spending the morning having breakfast at Bakery Lorraine and then buying massive amounts of vegetables from the Pearl Farmer’s Market with the kids, it was time to run some errands closer to our house.   Our kids seem to be growing out of their clothes by the minute, so we wanted to stroll around Shops at La Cantera to find them some summer clothes and shoes.  It’s almost time for swim team to start so they all needed new bathing suits. And the weather was just perfect to keep shopping outdoors. We had no plans on eating while we were there but it was taking so long to find … [Read more...]

Texas Pride Bar B Q


This past weekend, my family was up for a little adventure since we had a long Easter holiday. Now, my husband used to be a planner until he married me. I'm up for anything and like to do things at the spur of the moment.           On Saturday, we piled in the car with the camera and the only destination being somewhere to take pictures of the kids in the bluebonnets. Of course, I hadn't come up with any suggestions by the time we reached the interstate, so the big Stud decided to drive around those turnarounds back and forth until we all came to an … [Read more...]

The Chocolate Tour


Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I went out with my camera to take pictures of the best place to find chocolate in San Antonio. I love taking pictures of food for the blog . I was already familiar with  MS.Chocolatier.  after seeing them at different events around town. They make their chocolate in their store and one of the owners graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. That sounds like such a dream job, studying the art of making chocolate! They are located in Monte Vista on Main St. near downtown San Antonio. I called my husband at the last minute to see if he could … [Read more...]

The Fruteria is a Hip Twist!


I have been anxiously awaiting the opening of The Fruteria. It is the latest restaurant concept by Chef Johnny Hernandez. I am a huge fan of La Gloria, his restaurant at the Pearl Brewery, so I was more than curious to see his take on a fruteria, which in case you are not familiar, is a Mexican fruit stand.The name fruteria means "green grocer." It is located in a newer part of downtown San Antonio known as the Lone Star Arts District. It is not too far from the Guenther House, King William and Southtown. I haven't  traveled down this part of  Flores Street in a very long time. The whole area … [Read more...]

Cafe’ Barron’s


When I was home over the Christmas holiday, I stopped by one of my favorite restaurants with some of my family. My sisters and I had the intention of doing a little bit of shopping and then stopping to eat for lunch. We wanted to pick out some books for my sister Janie’s elementary school library. The teachers at her school had donated money in our mom’s name to purchase books.  She wanted the younger girls in the family to participate in picking them out.       Since Kilgore doesn’t have a bookstore of its own, we headed over to the big city of Longview. It has a … [Read more...]

Rebecca Rather’s Pink Pig

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Sassy Update:The Pink Pig Closed in August 2013 according to some of my readers. It also states this on their Facebook page. We hope Rebecca ends up somewhere else SOON!  I need a chicken salad sandwich fix!    When I first heard that Rebecca Rather was no longer at Rather Sweet Bakery, I thought the world would stop spinning on its axis. Her restaurant was my very favorite place to eat in the world.  My family would plan our trips on when it would be open to assure that we could eat there. Her chicken salad sandwiches were served on such heavenly bread that it would bring tears … [Read more...]

Here We Go to Trader Joe’s


Well by now, you've probably heard that Trader Joe's opened this weekend. In case you've been under a rock, this speciality grocery store is so popular that some of my friends wept with joy when they heard that San Antonio would be one of the first cities in Texas to have their very own store. Can y'all believe we got a Trader Joe's before Austin? Now, who is hip now?   The big Stud and I went on Sunday to check out exactly what all the fuss is about. We went by ourselves so we considered it a date. Anywhere we go without our children present and we can have a fully … [Read more...]

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