Posted on 26 May 2015.
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Posted on 25 May 2015.
I wish I could explain how I feel about last night. We lost power in the middle of a busy Saturday night service, as did many others in town. When the power went out, I saw something amazing. Our guests, as well as our staff, were both briefly surprised, but then everyone showed their true colors. Everyone in the house cheered and clapped their hands. One of my cooks hit the piano and started playing. Servers opened all the doors so the smoke from the blackened drum and charbroiled oysters could escape. All the cooks kept doing their thing, with almost no light. We lit candles, lots of candles, for the dining room, kitchen, dish room, restrooms, entry way, and of course at the piano. We even lit candles for the crew next door at Attagirl. My neighbor across the street rushed over with a camping lamp. Servers went to doing handwritten tickets, and went old school with their credit card transactions. Guests all kept their cool and actually seemed to enjoy themselves more, in the midst of the storm. The food kept going out, hot and with no delay, as guests used their phones' light to check out their food, and many were heard saying "wow." After my cook left the piano to help out in the kitchen again, other talented guests jumped on the piano to keep the good times rollin'. We are so blessed to have such an amazing and talented staff, who kept their cool, and didn't stop for a second. They saw a need, and jumped into overdrive. Our servers checked on all their guests, making sure everyone was ok, made sure their food was still coming out, and that new orders were still coming in. My kitchen crew killed it, and put out just as beautiful dishes as on any other night. Everyone had a great time and kept it pro all the way through. And our guests...We have such an awesome clientele, they all hung out and enjoyed the ride. Nobody complained, just dug in and kept it 100. We even sat two tables almost an hour after the power went out, and it was as if nothing was out of the ordinary. This was really the true essence of a New Orleans restaurant...We let the good times roll, even through the storm. So thank you to everyone who was a part of last night's experience. We are so blessed to be surrounded by some of the best people that the city has to offer. Thanks for all the love, San Anto... LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER.
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Posted on 22 January 2015.
The pigs are getting fat, and the next Creole boucherie is in the works.
Don't know what a boucherie is? Well, Urban Dictionary defines it as "a party distinguished by consumption of mass quantities of food, beer, soft drinks and hard liquor." In other words, food and fun.
It all begins at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Vintage Heart Farm, which is providing the pigs. You'll also get demonstrations from John Russ of Lüke San Antonio, Pieter Sypesteyn of the Cookhouse and Where Y'At, Diego Galicia and Rico Torres from Mixtli, and Heather Nanez from Bohanan's with guest appearances from other San Antonio chefs. Cocktails will be under the care of Jesse Torres from Mixtli and Mezcaleria Mixtli."We will kick off the day with a traditional grit and grillades brunch," an announcement of the event says. "Throughout the day our chefs will be demonstrating how to make classic recipes using the whole pig. Our Sunday afternoon supper begins at 3 p.m. featuring a collection of dishes that our chefs have demonstrated." The boucherie will be taking place outside on a working farm, so plan and dress accordingly. Vintage Heart Farm is at 1700 CR 332, Stockdale. Tickets are $150 for adults or $75 for children under 10, plus processing fee. For tickets click here.
Posted on 11 September 2014.
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Posted on 22 November 2013.
Posted on 23 September 2012.
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Posted on 20 September 2012.
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Posted on 09 August 2012.
Posted on 13 January 2012.