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Serve Texas de Brazil at Your Bowl Game Party; Monterey Updates Its Menu

Serve Texas de Brazil at Your Bowl Game Party; Monterey Updates Its Menu

Texas de Brazil's Picanha is available by the pound.

Get some meaty help for your next party

For many of us,  the key to any great Super Bowl party — or any party, for that matter — is the meat. And that’s where Texas de Brazil, 313 E. Houston St., is ready to help. Now, you can get the restaurant’s famous meats by the pound, delivered to your home.

The catering lineup includes Picanha or Garlic Picanha (sirloin), leg of lamb, flank steak, lamb chops, bacon-wrapped chicken breast and sausage as well as the lobster bisque, garlic mashed potatoes, cheese bread and numerous salads.

For more information, click here.

Gauchos and spears not included.

New at the Monterey

The Monterey, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St, has introduced an updated menu.

Don’t worry, the incredible grilled cheese, french fries and house-made pickles are still on the menu. But they are joined by the likes of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Ham with Hay Aïoli ($9.50), Melted Morbiér, Pighead Pastrami, Potato Confit and Cherry Preserves ($11.50), and Old Bay Fried Chicken with Chicken Fat Hush Puppies ($12.50).

Barbecued Shrimp with Smoked Butter and French Bread ($18.50), Pork Belly with Duck Fat White Beans, Mustard and Candied Tangerine ($14.50) and a Barbecued Lamb Sandwich with Kimchi, Cumin Aïoli and Cilantro ($13.50) are also being offered.

For those with deep pockets, there’s also a Wagyu Rib-eye with Animal Butter and French Fries ($60).

And don’t forget, as the menu reminds you, to “ask your server about non-menu offal specials!”

For more information, call (210) 745-2581.

A taste (or four) of Tuscany

Luce's Tuscan wine dinner will be served family style.

Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Road, is hosting a wine dinner  featuring the wines of Sassetti (Montalcino), including Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino,  at 5 p.m. Jan. 28.

Chef and owner Joe Buonincontri is serving the meal family style while wine expert Jeremy Parzen describes the four Tuscan wines.

The cost is $50 per person. Call  210-561-9700 for reservations.

National Margarita Day at Z’Tejas

Every day around me is National Margarita Day, but there is actually such a celebration. Needless to say, it’s a good reason to raise a salted glass or two.

The folks at Z’Tejas,  15900 La Cantera Parkway, will be celebrating Feb. 22 with several specials.  Your first Little Larry Margarita is priced at $2.22. A tequila-marinated chicken pasta entrée special will also be offered. And you can take the taste home with you in a bottle of Z’Tejas Margarita Mix.



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World’s Largest Cooked Breakfast Dishes up (Early) on Friday

World’s Largest Cooked Breakfast Dishes up (Early) on Friday

When you’re serving breakfast for, oh, 50,000 people or so, you gotta get up early. In fact, we figure that the cooks aren’t going to sleep much at all before serving breakfast starting at 4:30 a.m.

Officials with the 34th annual Cowboy Breakfast, sponsored by Jordan Ford, promise not only a free, hot meal, but also some lively entertainment for early-rising fans of the world’s largest free breakfast. It will be served from 4:30-9 a.m. Friday, in the parking lot of Cowboys Dance Hall, 3030 N.E. Loop 410, at the southwest corner of the intersection with Interstate 35 North.

This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Herb Carroll, honorary life chairman who died last year. The event, recognized in 2001 as the World’s Largest Cooked Breakfast by the Guinness Book of Records, routinely feeds between 30,000-50,000 people, depending on the weather.

“We are looking forward to coming back to Cowboys Dance Hall for the third year in a row. It’s a great place for a free taco and live music at 5 in the morning,” said Chuck Cristian, board chairman of the Cowboy Breakfast Foundation.

The Cowboy Breakfast also is the unofficial kick-off for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. There will be live music on two stages with J.R. Castillo & Unwound, Mario Flores & The Soda Creek Band and Paul Sanchez & Wrangler Country.

At 8:30 a.m. Friday, the Cowboy Breakfast will deliver 2,000 tacos, 500 biscuits and gravy and 160 dozen tamales to the Warrior Family Support Center for wounded warriors, their families and support staff to show its support and appreciation.

The center also will receive 100 movie tickets from Santikos Theaters, 50 tickets to San Antonio Rose Live and several cases of frozen biscuits from Pioneer Flour Mills.

Jordan Ford, the name sponsor of the Cowboy Breakfast, will provide vans and volunteers for the delivery.

With the help of more than 300 volunteers and dozens of sponsors, the breakfast serves a variety of free tacos, taquitos, biscuits and gravy, sausage and barbecue, all to be washed down with thousands of gallons of McDonald’s coffee.

Free shuttle buses will run continuously to and from the Cowboy Breakfast from the parking lot of the Santikos Realto Theater, 2938 N.E. Loop 410. Parking also will be available onsite at Cowboys Dance Hall, but the lot overflows early.




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