San Antonio – Mar 2017

It has been years but we revisited San Antonio, home to the Alamo, the Riverwalk – and the Pearl Neighborhood. We used this chance to meet up with friends, enjoy the Riverwalk, and test out a few craft beers and some excellent food.

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Riverwalk

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We had heard or been told that the Pearl neighborhood was a cool place to visit in San Antonio. Good call. This was a really great area that has been revitalized from its former (and still) life as a brewery. What was once called the San Antonio Brewing Association brewed a beer called Pearl. Back in the 1950’s they changed the name to the Pearl Brewing Company after its most successful beer.

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Cozy place to eat or drink in an old brewing kettle

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Today the brewery and surroundings have been made into a great area with some number of shops, some great restaurants, and oh yes, beer. We went to the Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery for beers and oysters, and then over to a restaurant called Cured, which incidentally, serves cured food. Now who would have guessed that?

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We did visit the Alamo, although if you have done that once you have largely checked the box. San Antonio remains a cool town to visit, and of course the bikeways that run along the river allow for some great biking – at least by day. Great town San Antonio!

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The Alamo

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