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The German Club float the Texas Cavaliers River Parade.

The German Club float the Texas Cavaliers River Parade.

Fiesta is here, but you already knew that. In just a few days, however, we’ve learned not to trust the weatherman and just play it all by ear.

Tubs of baked oysters, ready to be shucked and slurped down.

Tubs of baked oysters, ready to be shucked and slurped down.

Sure, the fireworks over Fort Sam were canceled because it was wet beyond wet. And yet, despite forecasts of thunderstorms, the Texas Cavaliers River Parade and the Fiesta Oyster Bake both went off without a hitch.

Here you can enjoy a few visual memories of both events as you get ready for NIOSA, the Battle of Flowers Parade, Fiesta Flambeau and more.

You can expect to get your fill of your favorite treats. Already I’ve enjoyed my annual chicken on a stick crowned with a jalapeno as well as a tub of oysters. But this year brought something new to Oyster Bake: freshly cut and fried potato chips that were too good for words.

Gorditas, corn in a cup, borracho beans, sausage on a stick, corn dogs, paletas, cotton candy and more have all been a part of my Fiesta diet. And I’m making Cowboy Klopse at NIOSA on Tuesday. I don’t eat like this the rest of the year — honest. How about you? What are you favorite Fiesta flavors? Let us know.

Workers bake sacks and sacks of oysters each year to keep up with the demand.

Workers bake sacks and sacks of oysters each year to keep up with the demand.

Friday at Oyster Bake draws music lovers to its many stages.

Friday at Oyster Bake draws music lovers to its many stages.

The Texas Cavaliers enjoy their own parade.

The Texas Cavaliers enjoy their own parade.

Many of the floats are works of art.

Many of the floats are works of art.

Partying with Fiesta royalty on the water ...

Partying with Fiesta royalty on the water …

... and on land (with Rosenda Rios, Latin American Heritage queen for 2016).

… and on land (with Rosenda Rios, Latin American Heritage queen for 2016).

 

 

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Las Canarias, Ostra Are Offering River Parade Tickets


Get your tickets for the Texas Cavaliers River Parade?

Get your tickets for the Texas Cavaliers River Parade?

The Texas Cavaliers River Parade is coming up on Monday, April 22. Have you got your tickets yet?

If not, you may want to consider watching the floats from either the Omni La Mansión del Rio or Mokara Hotel & Spa. Both are offering menus to complement the party atmosphere.

Las Canarias, 112 College St., will have a courtyard buffet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a cash bar that goes until 11 p.m.  The price is $55 for adults; $25 for children ages 6-12; and $10 for a riverfront seat for children ages 5 and younger (the buffet is free for them).

The price includes buffet, complimentary parking, select non-alcoholic beverages and one river-front seat. (Choice seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis). Patio seating and balcony window tables available at an additional $25 per adult. Prices do not include tax and tip.

Call (210) 518-1177 for reservations. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card and confirmed three business days prior to the event or a 100 percent non-refundable cancellation policy will apply. Reservations will be billed in full on the night of the event; cancellation fees will be charged when cancelled, if applicable.

Ostra at the Mokara, 212 W. Crockett St., will have its full à la carte menu with dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m. Outside seating on the patio will be available with a required $100 per person food and beverage minimum. Call Ostra at (210) 396-5817 for reservations.

River-view seating without restaurant dining is available for purchase through the concierge staff at $15 per person. Call (210) 518-1177 for details and reservations

Happy Fiesta!

 

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Three Restaurants Offer Seats for the River Parade


Three restaurants offering seats for the Texas Cavaliers River Parade on April 23 include Achiote, Lüke and Q on the Riverwalk.

Achiote at the Grand Hyatt, 600 E. Market St., has several seating options: $75 per person, patio seating; $42 per person, indoor seating; and $35 per person, patio seating onlyl (does not include food or drink). Hours are 5-10 p.m. The meal includes a salad station, a carving station with Smoked Strip Loin, a hot pot station with choice of Citrus Ponzu or Coconut Curry and seafood, a sushi station and desserts. Entrees include Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Pizza, Roasted Carrot and Kabocha Soup, Citrus Jasmine Rice, Baby Seasonal Vegetables, Pan Seared Salmon with Sweet Soy Glaze, Chipotle-Peach Chicken, Chips and Queso and more. Call (210) 451-6171.

Lüke, 125 E. Houston St., is offering a New Orleans-style buffet with  unlimited iced tea and a reserved seat along the river to watch the parade. Hours are 6-9 p.m. The cost is $75 for adults and $40 for children, plus tax and tip. To make a prepaid reservation, call (210) 227-5853.

Q on the Riverwalk at the Hyatt Regency, 123 Losoya, is offering dinner and a River Walk seat for $65 a person. Hours are 5-9:30 p.m. The menu includes chips and salsa, Jalapeño Hummus with Pita Bread, and Brisket and Pork Tacos to start, followed by Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and a salad of Tender Romaine Hearts with Parmesan Crisps. After a Mango Sorbet Intermezzo, dine on Roasted Chicken Breast, Fingerling Potatoes, Baby Vegetables Medley and Mushroom Supreme Sauce. Call (210) 362-6325.

 

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