On the Road Eats: San Antonio

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I attended a conference in San Antonio last week so I asked Chowhound where to eat. The two top spots on my list were Cured and Bliss and chowhounds agreed with my choices.  I also found a spot near my hotel for breakfast and recommend it for those staying near the convention center.

I have been to the Pearl during prior visits to San Antonio but it has been a while.  It’s a great area with a bunch of restaurants and shops about a 5 minute cab ride from the convention center area.  I knew I wanted to try Cured.  I see friends post on Facebook, I see reviews on various food websites, and the menu looked great.  We started with pork cheeks poutine(AWESOME! – nothing better than fries, gravy, cheese and swine), then the charcuterie board with mortadella, pork belly and pickled vegetables,  the beet salad and the white asparagus salad, the wagyu beef tartare and then finished with the beer can mussels.  It was a laid back atmosphere, we had great service and for those that live there, they have a brunch menu that is extremely tempting.

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Earlier this year I asked a client to send me recommendations for dining in San Antonio. The list included Feast, Hot Joy, and B&D Ice House.  But she added Bliss to the list – recommended by a gentleman we work with who is a big foodie.  With his endorsement, I knew I had to get a reservation for my trip.  I started with japanese hamachi sashimi tostadas, then the George’s Bank sea scallops over pepperjack-white cheddar Anson Mills grits for my entrée.  It was fantastic.  Others tried the duck and the tenderloin and said they were fabulous too.  Of course we had dessert-  my choice being the pot de creme and a decaf cappuccino.  Next time you are planning to be in San Antonio, get a reservation at Bliss.

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I need breakfast when I am on the road. I never know if an appointment will run over and cause me to miss lunch. And it is a good thing I made the quick 5 minute walk over to Schilo’s because I was on the trade show floor and never had lunch.  I asked the server what they are known for and of course she said the potato pancakes and homemade applesauce.  So I ordered coffee, eggs, bacon and the potato pancakes…..if you are staying near the convention center and want a non-hotel breakfast, stop by!
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