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Dining: Boudro’s Texas Bistro

A SAN ANTONIO HOLIDAY TRADITION By LAUREN BROWNING Photography by JANET ROGERS With holidays upon us and family and friends among us, San Antonio’s River Walk beckons us to return to its dazzling lights, scrumptious fare, jubilant smiles and jingling bells. At this chilly time of year, when traditions reign supreme, we the people of San Antonio relish in rounding up our blankets, zipping up our jackets and making our way down to the River Walk to delight in its magical state. And one of the most treasured destinations along the River Walk is Boudro’s Texas Bistro, a haven...

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Dining: Alberico’s

A WELCOMING RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR THAT TRANSPORTS YOU BY LAUREN BROWING PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Driving along McCullough, you may have noticed an inviting replacement to the launderette in the prime corner space of The Yard Shopping Center. Known as Alberico Fine Wine, it moved in over a year ago, giving San Antonio food and wine followers several questions to discuss. “Is it a restaurant?” “Is it a wine bar?” “Is it a wine store?” Although the answer is “all of the above,” owner Ric Ramos is quick to clarify Alberico’s primary intent is to be known as...

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Hospitality with an Italian Accent

Edera is attracting crowds Edera Osteria-Enoteca opened earlier this year and is quickly gaining attention for delivering the details – in thought, word, and deed. A primary force in creating Edera and gathering a strong team of devoted staff is co-owner Cesar Amadore, considered one of the finest restaurant managers in the city. A sommelier friend put it simply, “I have already visited Edera five times, and I will keep going — because it’s Cesar; he is so highly regarded.”   For the industry conversant, Amadore formerly managed for Andrew Weissman and several other notable restaurateurs, earning a loyal...

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Steak in San Antonio

A Savory Destination of Distinction Shaped by a Family’s LoveIn 2011, Myron “Bill” Been and his wife, Jo Anna, opened the sleek and contemporary Myron’s Prime Steakhouse in the shiny Alon Town Centre.  With many exciting features such as an extensive bar (service begins at 3:30 p.m.), outside dining, wine-pairing and spirit-pairing dinners — both created monthly by chef Jared Heilman — it is a culinary treasure of elegance, comfort, and sublime specialties.  Having received many recent awards of distinction, it has quickly become a savory destination on the San Antonio dining map. Been knows steak and has for...

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Dining: Costa Pacifica

Seafood from South of the Border BY LAUREN BROWNING PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANET ROGERS Plenty of Mexican seafood dishes surface in San Antonio, but few restaurants devote themselves wholly to the pursuit of Pacific coastal cuisine like Costa Pacifica. The bright and clean flavors are indicative of healthier eating, perfect for accomplishing a New Year’s resolution without sacrificing good taste. Opening the restaurant in 2011, business partners and cousins Moris Saide and Tommy Saide set out to capture the attention of fine diners, settling in the same upscale shopping center as Silo Elevated Cuisine on North Loop 1604. Four years...

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