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The 4th Annual Spring Fling Is Set for Boardwalk on Bulverde


Boardwalk on Bulverde will host its fourth annual Spring Fling May 22-24. Sponsored by Miller Lite, this family-friendly food festival is free and open to the public.

boardwalkThroughout the weekend, Boardwalk on Bulverde will feature a variety of food trucks serving food from all over the world. Trucks include Treats on Streets, Gracie’s Kitchen, G. Bros. Chicago Style Pizza, Gilbo’s Grill, and the first food truck built by Cruising Kitchens, Wheelie Gourmet. Adults can cool off with ice cold Miller Lite products.

On Friday, May 22, the entertainment will be provided by DJ Quake, while The Kerosene Drifters will bring live music to the evening of Saturday, May 23.

Boardwalk on Bulverde is San Antonio’s first food truck park, located at 14732 Bulverde Road, approximately 2 miles south of Loop 1604. The recently remodeled venue features a
playscape for kids, a mobile school bus arcade, washers and a basketball hoop. During Memorial Day weekend, a moon bounce for the kids and a mechanical bull will provide
fun for the entire family.

A portion of the proceeds from the Spring Fling will benefit the Monarch Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland. The Monarch Academy was created to provide students with special needs a unique learning environment so they will reach their maximum individual potential.

Hours for the Spring Fling are 6 to 11 p.m. May 22, noon to 11 p.m. May 23 and noon to 8 p.m. May 24.

For more information, visit www.boardwalkonbulverde.com or cal 210-402-2829.

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Brian West Sends Up Smoke Signals; SpiceSea Gourmet Moves On


A few years back, I ran into chef Brian West at Boardwalk on Bulverde during a festival featuring food trucks from all over the region. It was a hot afternoon, but that wasn’t stopping the crowds from lining up in front of their favorites. The queue was particularly long in front of Davila’s BBQ, visiting from Seguin, proving once again that barbecue, especially in Texas, has an appeal that transcends the venue in which its presented.

It could be a food truck, a sit-down restaurant, a roadside stand or even inside the main Whole Foods in Austin. It doesn’t matter. We’ll eat it.

smoke1That day, however, West was hoping for a little more cutting edge food from the trucks. Pork belly, maybe, he said.

What he didn’t know then was that Davila’s was serving pork belly tacos that day. They just weren’t on the written menu.

West also didn’t realize then that he would one day be running his own barbecue food truck.

Smoke the food truck is coming, and West is going to be offering a few of those cutting edge items he wanted along with the traditional items you expect.

Brisket, pulled pork, Dr Pepper pork ribs, Shiner Bock-brined turkey and house-made bratwurst will all be available by the pound while you can also order Frito pie, guava-glazed crispy pig tails, braised pork belly with apple butter and poutine-style tater tots. Beer-can chicken, brisket sloppy joes on handmade bread and fried catfish will also be on the menu.

West’s barbecue bona fides include teaching it at the Culinary Institute of America during his tenure as an instructor. He also wrote a history of Texas barbecue for Bonnie Walker’s and my book, “Barbecue Lover’s Texas.”

You can try Smoke two different ways: It will be a food truck and it will also be a restaurant at 700 E. Sonterra Blvd., which is a little more than a mile from West’s old restaurant, Cafe Mariposa/Cafe Paladar.

For more information, visit www.smokethetruck.com

Celebrate St. Pat’s at Boardwalk on Bulverde

Boardwalk on Bulverde

Boardwalk on Bulverde

Smoke is planning to be at Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Road, during the fourth annual Feast of St. Patrick on March 13-15. Sponsored by George Killian’s, the event is free and open to the public.

Throughout the weekend, Boardwalk on Bulverde will feature a variety of food trucks serving food from all over the world. From Cajun cuisine to Vietnamese and seafood, you’ll find something to satisfy every taste. Trucks include Treats on Streets, Gracie’s Kitchen, Vietnamese Cuisine, Smoke, Kitchen Cabin, Gilbo’s Grill, Mr. Fish and the first food truck built by Cruising Kitchens, Wheelie Gourmet. Adults can get into the St. Patrick’s day spirit by enjoying George Killian’s Irish Red during the Feast.

March 13 entertainment will be provided by DJ Quake, while The Kerosene Drifters will bring live music to Saturday night.

Boardwalk on Bulverde is San Antonio’s first food truck park. Newly remodeled, it features a playscape for kids, a mobile school bus arcade, washers and a basketball hoop.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen San Antonio. While at the Boardwalk on Bulverde, attendees can register for Race for the Cure, which will take place at the Alamodome on April 11.

The event will run Friday, March 13, from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, March 14, from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, March 15, from noon to 8 p.m. For more information about Boardwalk on Bulverde can be found online at www.boardwalkonbulverde.com or by calling 210-402-2829.

Beer Week at Random

Random Beer Garden, 11 Upper Cibolo Road, Boerne, is jumping on the San Antonio Beer Week bandwagon. The annual celebration runs March 21-28, and Random’s part includes tap takovers on the bookending Saturdays.

On March 21, the lineup will feature Boerne Brewery and two from Austin: Infamous and Uncle Billy’s. On March 28, try beers from Independence (Austin); Wild Bunch (LaGrange) and Pedernales (Fredericksburg).

One of the trucks featured on March 21 will be Chef Bully, the new venture from Cibolo chef David “Bully” Page, a winner on TV’s “Frankenfood.”

spiceseaSpiceSea Gourmet moves on

The SpiceSea Gourmet is moving down the road. The well-loved food truck will serve its last meal in Texas at the Point Park and Eats, 24188 Boerne Stage Road, this Friday evening. Sorry to see this one go.

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6 Ways to Help the Less Fortunate This Season


SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK: Benefiting the hungry in San Antonio

Turn hungry holidays into happy holidays by ordering holiday cards from the San Antonio Food Bank. Designed by the Food Bank, you can send these cards to family, friends, coworkers, colleagues, and clients to wish them a happy holiday while helping to put food on the tables of those in need. Purchase cards here.

Christmas at the Caverns: Perfect for families and visiting relatives! Beginning on November 28 and running through December 23, Natural Bridge Caverns will be illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights outside along with two new underground Christmas shows and other holidays attractions on the grounds. $2 from every ticket will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank and if you bring two cans of food to donate as well, you will receive a $2 gift card to use for food, beverage, or retail items at the park.  For more information and list of all holiday attractions click here.

NUTCRACKER SWEETS: Benefiting Battered Women and Children’s Center

The popular Nutcracker Sweets holiday tasting event is back – bigger and more scrumptious than ever. The event venue is the cherry on top: the exquisite Tobin Center.Christmas nutcracker

Nearly 20 of the city’s top restaurants, bakeries, chefs and trucks will roll out an evening of holiday delights – from savory to sweet – on Monday, Dec. 8 (2014) from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter.

“Domestic violence has been making national headlines lately,” says Marta B. Peláez, BWCS president/CEO. “But it remains a local issue that knows no socio-economic boundaries – and no particular season.”

Nutcracker Sweets tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for 13 – 17-year-olds, and entrance is free for kids 12 and younger. Tickets are available online at NutcrackerSweetsSA.org or may be purchased by phone by contacting Brooke Bell at 210-930-3669.

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE: Benefiting Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Road, will host its annual holiday toy drive benefiting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots San Antonio on Dec. 5-6.

Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy for donation to Marine Corps Toys for Tots San Antonio.

On December 7, the food truck park will host its first Silent Disco event. Guests are invited to attend this high energy yet silent experience where the DJ broadcasts through headphones worn by event-goers. Admission is free and toy donations will be accepted (donations on Sunday will distributed to local children in San Antonio, not through Toys for Tots).

Boardwalk on Bulverde will feature a host of food trucks during this weekend-long celebration. For more information, visit www.boardwalkonbulverde.com or by calling 210-402-2829.

JINGLE BELLS AND BURGERS: Benefits Elf Louise Project

elflouiseThe new Big Bob’s Burgers, 4553 N. Loop 1604 W., will mark its grand opening by hosting Jingle Bells and Burgers to benefit Elf Louise. The fundraiser will be Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

The cost is $20 per person, which includes a burger, fries, drink and beer. All of the money will be donated to the Elf Louise Christmas Project, which provides toys to less fortunate families. In 2012, more than 19,000 children in 5,434 San Antonio families were given gifts.

Lucas Jack, who opened for Foreigner at The Majestic, and who does both covers of Billy Joel and Elton John, as well as his own music, will be entertaining. He’s playing for free as well.

There will be raffle items, including eighth row center Spurs tickets Santa himself will be there for pictures.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

COWS FOR COATS: Benefiting local shelters

chick-fil-aParticipating Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Antonio and New Braunfels are collecting new and gently used coats Dec. 1-6.

Your coat donation will also get you a coupon for a free grilled chicken sandwich or chicken nuggets.

The coats will be donated to shelters in San Antonio and New Braunfels to distribute to those in need.

 

 

 

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Lobster Mania II, Two Bros. Heads to StarChefs, OctoBeer Feast and More


Smoky barbecue brisket at Two Bros. BBQ Market.

Smoky barbecue brisket at Two Bros. BBQ Market.

Dady Bros. head to Star Chefs in New York Sept. 28

On Sept. 28 in New York City, the 8th annual International Chefs Congress, hosted by StarChefs.com is having its first-ever SMOKE@ICC competition. San Antonio restaurateur Jason Dady and his brother, Jake Dady, will represent San Antonio, one of 10 teams competing in a four-round smoking battle. Each round offers a different theme which competitors have to adhere to; including: New American, Regional, Asian, and People’s Choice.

The Dady’s Two Bros. BBQ Market has been showcased on the cover of Texas Monthly’s BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn’s book, “The Prophets of Smoked Meat” as well as Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ Joints in the nation.

Tickets to this event are $65 general admission $85 VIP. For more information and ticket purchasing, click here.

Also, you can sample Two Bros. barbecue at the Stock Show and Rodeo Cook-Off  Sept. 28 and 29. An array of samples from Two Bros. barbecue menu will be available, including their 32-hour smoked brisket. And all proceeds from this event go towards S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.

Use the lemon-tarragon butter on the lobster meat.

Use the lemon-tarragon butter on the lobster meat.

Lobster Mania — revisited!

Disappointed  lobster lovers will get another chance Sept. 20 and 21, as Groomer’s Seafood will do a retake of Lobster Mania.

During their last event, Groomers sold out of live Maine lobsters a little sooner than they expected after dropping prices in return for Facebook followers —  and bringing in droves of lobster maniacs.

Now, they’re looking for another 500 “likers” to push the price down to $7.95 per live lobster, and drop it another dollar as more people sign in. Check it out at Groomer’s Facebook page here.

For the love of gardens, health and conservation: Green Spaces Alliances Gala

On the evening of Oct. 17, Green Spaces Alliance will celebrate land conservation, urban spaces, and kids outdoors at the 2013 Green Spaces Alliance Fall Gala.  Tickets are $150 apiece.

This year’s gala will be held at the Steves Homestead Museum in the historic King William District and will feature delicious food, lively entertainment, signature drinks, and great company. The night will be highlighted with performances by dancers of the San Antonio Ballet, a silent auction, raffle, and featured local art by Dudley Harris.

For tickets, go to their website here.

Boardwalk on Bulverde’s 3rd annual OctoBeer Feast, Food and Beer Festival

Boardwalk on Bulverde will host their third annual OctoBeer Feast Friday Oct. 4 through Sunday Oct. 6. October is National Fire Prevention Month, and The San Antonio Fire Museum Society will participate in this event in celebration of their upcoming ribbon cutting on Oct. 9. The San Antonio Fire Museum (801 E. Houston St.) was founded to preserve the rich, historical culture of the department and to collect, preserve and archive the department records.

Kids love the play area at Boardwalk on Bulverde.

Kids love the play area at Boardwalk on Bulverde.

Food trucks featured during OctoBeer Feast include all of those that are staples at the venue such as Slice Brick Oven Pizza, Society Bakery, Dirty Dawgs, Crazy Carl’s, Gracie’s Kitchen, Totally Shredded, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, Angus Somke Shop and Hippie Mommas.

Additional guest trucks featured are Spice Sea Gourmet, Fat Bellies, & The Fridge. Adults can enjoy ice cold Abita and Perdenales beverages from Glazer’s Distributors. Admission to this family-friendly festival is free.

Boardwalk on Bulverde is a food truck park that opened in January 2011 at 14732 Bulverde Road in San Antonio between Thousand Oaks Drive and Loop 1604.  The venue features two playscapes for kids, an arcade, washers and a basketball hoop. Live music on Friday and Saturday night from Crossfire will keep the crowd entertained, and the San Antonio Fire Museum Society will have their vintage fire truck on display Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.

Hours are from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 4; noon to 11 p.m. Oct 5; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. More information about Boardwalk on Bulverde can be found online at www.boardwalkonbulverde.com or by calling 210-402-2829.

 

 

 

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Boardwalk on Bulverde, Lüke Both Plan Weekend Celebrations


Rickshaw Stop at Boardwalk on Bulverde.

Boardwalk on Bulverde and Lüke on the River Walk are both planning celebrations this weekend.

Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Road, is going to party this Friday and Saturday. The food truck park is celebrating is second anniversary with a BYOB special that also includes free beer and the introduction of a new truck.

The new truck is Ritt’s Twisted Brisket. It will join a lineup that includes, according to the park’s website, Rickshaw Stop, Guilty Pleasures, Primo Passo Pizza, Society Bakery, Totally Shredded, KC’s Cones, Dirty Dawgs, Toastie Buns and Taco King.

If you’ve been getting cabin  fever this week from all of the rain, just come out Friday or Saturday to enjoy a good meal and have some fun.

The park is open noon-3 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, click here.

Meanwhile, Lüke, 125 E. Houston St., is calling in a number of local chefs for a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Sunday to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

According to general manager Justin Solomon, “Most of you know that LLS is a great charity that we support 100 percent.”

With that in mind, the restaurant’s chef, John Russ, has teamed up with Michael Sohoki from Cafe Gwendolyn, Jeff Balfour from Citrus, and Laurent Rea and Elise Broz from Laurent’s Modern Cuisine for a five-course dinner that will be prepared on the stage of the Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary’s St. The theme is “Tonight We Feast.”

“Also on stage will be Brent Watkins and company to provide live jazz for the evening,” he continued. “Spirits, wine, and beer were graciously donated by our local and national sponsors. The minimum donation for a seat is $100, of which 100 percent will go to LLS.”

For reservations,  call (210) 998-5126 or email argel.lim@lls.org.

 

 

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Rickshaw Stop Sizzles for the Camera


You might have thought it was hot today, with the thermometer reaching past 100 degrees. But that was nothing compared to what Sameer Siddiqui and the crew of “Eat St.” faced when they filmed at Boardwalk on Bulverde Sunday.

“Eat St.” interviews a Rickshaw Stop customer about the samosas.

As Siddiqui says in the video above, temperatures on the thermometer inside his truck hit 125 — because the interviews took place while the vents and the air conditioning were off as they made too much background noise.

Yet Siddiqui and his wife, Meagan, were so excited at being selected to be featured on the Cooking Channel show that they gladly braved the heat for a few hours. The same could be said of Rudolfo Martinez at Tapa Tapa, Jason Dady at DUK Truck and Brandon McKelvey and Drew Alan of Say.She.Ate.

Plenty of Rickshaw Stop fans were also on hand to enjoy the truck’s Pakistani beef kebabs served “taco style,” as the menu board says, in a pita bread or assorted styles of samosa, not to mention the kheer, a rice pudding delicately scented with a slight touch of rose water.

Samosas from Rickshaw Stop.

There were also plenty of diners at Boardwalk on Bulverde for the second annual Food Truck Thrown Down, in which about 20 food trucks gathered to offer everything from Stout’s Pizza to Belgian Waffle Co’s sweet confections to wacky drinks from Wine on Wheels and most welcome iced treats from KC’s Cones. Funds from the sales of drinks, of which plenty were needed to stave off dehydration, benefited the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Among the new trucks was Primo Passo Pizzeria, which has only been in business for three weekends. From an array that included Pork and Peas (applewood-smoked bacon and English peas), Funguy (pan-roasted oyster mushrooms and porcini-dressed watercress) and Sausage (lamb Merguez and Italian), I chose a Roman with white anchovies and mozzarella. A great to finish off a fine day of eating.

“Eat St.” finishes filming Monday at Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Road, with a focus on Society Bakery. Filming is open to the public at around noon.

It’s not too hot for a brave one to ride the mechanical bull at Boardwalk on Bulverde.

 

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2nd Food Truck Throw Down Set During ‘Eat St.’ Filming


Say.She.Ate is one of the trucks to be filmed for “Eat St.”

“Eat St.,” the Cooking Channel show that celebrates the food truck business, is coming to San Antonio, and the folks at Boardwalk on Bulverde are celebrating with their second annual Food Truck Throw Down and Music Festival.

The show will be taping around town July 19-23, while the Throw Down is set for July 20-22. Last year’s Throw Down featured more than two dozen food trucks from the throughout the region serving up their finest while live music filled the air. Participants voted on their favorites.

“Eat St.”  won’t be at the Boardwalk during their entire filming. The crews will start at Jason Dady’s DUK Truck on July 19 for lunch at a spot yet to be determined.

On July 20, crews will be at Alamo St. Eat Bar, 609 S. Alamo St., to focus on Tapa Tapa.

Filming moves to the Point Park & Eats, 24188 Boerne Stage Road, on July 21, where footage of Say.She.Ate will predominate.

Tapa Tapa Shrimp Ceviche

On July 22, “Eat St.” meets Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Road, during the Thrown Down, while crews go to the Rickshaw Stop.

July 23 closes out the filming at Boardwalk on Bulverde for a spot on Society Bakery.

The public is invited to the filming, so this is a great chance for you to support the city’s burgeoning food truck scene, enjoy some fine eats and maybe get your face on TV.

For more information on the Thrown Down, click here.

 

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Kitchens 4 Cancer: Good Eats, Good Cause


Taking an order at Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.

Boardwalk on Bulverde kicked off its Kitchens 4 Cancer fundraiser Friday with more than 15 trucks offering everything from spicy hot Guacabolas, avocado and chicken balls from Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, to frozen yogurt from Peach Wave.

Rockin G’s BBQ, Taco King, Sabor Colombiano, R&R Chicken Wings, Spice Runner and Rickshaw Stop were among the convoy of trucks that had gathered at the lot on Bulverde Road for the good cause. Most of the owners have agreed to donate 10 percent of their sales this weekend to Livestrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. And more than a few were seen wearing the yellow wristband associated with cancer awareness.

It was the first night for Scott Rodgers’ new Meating Stop truck, where diners could get a little bit of everything, including seared ahi tuna, fried shrimp, chicken-fried steak and even a deep-fried Twinkie.

Kids love the play area at Boardwalk on Bulverde.

Fans of New Orleans Cajun and Creole fare got a double whammy of deliciousness to choose from. At Where Y’At, Pieter Sypesteyn offered up a seasonal treat of deep-fried soft-shell crab po’boy slider with slivers of jalapeño and a tangy slaw that pushed it over the top. Meanwhile, the Jacksons at Lagniappe Today offered a rich, spicy sausage and chicken Yumbo Gumbo as well as crawfish etouffée.

Yumbo Gumbo from Lagniappe Today

Dessert lovers had a series of difficult choices to make, whether it was the bread pudding from either Guilty Pleasures or Langiappe Today, Peach Wave’s frozen yogurt with fruit or beignets from Where Y’At. A snow cone from KC’s Cones would certainly take the edge off the heat, but a mister attached to a fan also helped with that as did a series of brightly colored umbrellas over the picnic tables.

I settled for a coconut cream cupcake from Society Bakery, a tough choice considering the peanut butter and jelly or the red velvet whoopie pie flavors were both calling my name.

Kitchens 4 Cancer continues through Sunday at Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Road.

Pieter Sypesteyn stands next to his Where Y'At truck.

 

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Food Truck Parks Gearing Up for Some Fun


Two San Antonio food truck parks are planning upcoming events to tempt your taste buds.

The food truck parks in San Antonio area are getting ready for some fun in the next few weeks:

• The Point Park & Eats,24188  Scenic Loop Road, is having a crawfish boil on May 19.

From noon until 11 p.m., crawfish will be served up every two hours or until the little crustaceans run out.

Fat Bellies and Crepe Nation are  the presenters of the feast with Kitchen Fusionz, Takoryia and the Frigid Frog adding support. Abita beer is sponsoring the event.

Live music and beer are on tap for the day.

Call (210) 251-3380 for details.

• Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14832 Bulverde Road, is hosting a three-day Kitchens 4 Cancer fundraiser May 25-27.

The  event benefits Livestrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation that helps people with cancer.

Trucks include Rickshaw Stop, Toastie Buns, KC’s Cones, Guilty Pleasures, Spice Runner, Taco King, Lagniappe Today, Sabor Colombiano, Alex’s BBQ, R&R Chicken Wings, Skinny Cat, Peachwave, Society Bakery and Winner Winner Chicken Dinner are among the participating trucks.

The event begins at noon May 25 and runs through 8 p.m. May 27.

For more information, call (210) 402-2829.

 

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Lagniappe Today Comes to Boardwalk on Bulverde


Lagniappe Today opens Friday.

The latest food truck to come to Boardwalk on Bulverde will be offering a taste of New Orleans.

Lagniappe Today, a venture between Joseph Larry and Suzanne Jackson, opens today. It will offer the likes of Yumbo Gumbo, Ja Ja Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffee Pistolette,  Zydeco Red Beans and Rice, and Langostino Louisiana “Lobster Mac and Cheese.” The menu will alternate.

If the name of the last dish doesn’t have you drooling, you’re reading the wrong website.

“The French word Lagniappe (LAN-yap),  ‘giving something extra just because,’ encompasses our business and personal philosophy, which includes sharing in good times and times that will be better,” the truck’s website says. “Lagniappe Today offers ‘Something Special for San Antonio, supporting those in need by participating in fundraising events in the local area.”

For more information on Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Rd., click here.

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