Oktoberfest On The Riverwalk 2015 – Win Free Tickets!




Last night, my husband and I got an early taste of this year’s Oktoberfest!  Our friends over at the BierGarten on the Riverwalk graciously hosted a pre-festival preview, complete with beer, brats and sauerkraut.  This is one of our favorite spots on San Antonio’s beautiful waterway, not only because of the location, but the great food and atmosphere.



In San Antonio, this is the only BierGarten you’ll find that boasts of European style and German Engineering.

Below is the Oktoberfest Bier Drinkers Platter, which includes:

  • Bratwurst
  • Knockwurst
  • Polish Sausage
  • Frankfurters
  • Krautwurst Balls
  • Sauerkraut
  • German Potato Salad
  • Royal Bavarian Pretzels
  • Bier Cheese Sauce
  • German Spicy Mustard

My mouth was watering as I typed that – there wasn’t anything on that platter that I didn’t love!




If wieners don’t do it for you, how about a pretzel-bun burger?  Also delicious.




Oh, and don’t forget the beer! Prost, Y’all!!



 At the BierGarten, you’ll be welcomed to a taste of Bavaria and the historic Oktoberfest, right here in San Antonio!


Now it’s time for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a VIP pass to BierGarten THIS FRIDAY NIGHT to help kick off Oktoberfest on the Riverwalk.  The winner will be announced Friday, September 25th at noon!  The details are below:

Even if you don’t win, be sure to head down to the San Antonio Riverwalk and BierGarten anytime during Oktoberfest, September 25th-27th & October 2nd-4th.  Good Luck!

Peace & Love,


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B&D Ice House Southtown, San Antonio

Driving by it, you wouldn’t know that B&D Ice House Southtown, San Antonio was in the business of serving up some of the most delicious barbeque you’ll ever put in your mouth.  That’s subjective, I know, but not one person in our party of 6 was disappointed.

Started in 1961 and “reimagined” in 2014, there’s certainly nothing pretentious about this place.  No fancy sign and no fancy building, just order at the window and a grab a picnic table.  When they holler your name, come and get it!

B&D serves all the go-to barbeque for the purists (and fixins), which stands above the rest all on it’s own.  But this establishment kicks it up a notch by combining flavors that had everyone making noises your not supposed to make in public.

How about some green chile mac-n-cheese?  Oh yeah, it’s as good as it sounds. I had this alongside some chicken thighs that were smokey and delicious.

B&D Ice House


I didn’t get a bite, but there was quite a bit of groaning over “The Bruno.” Bun, chopped brisket, sauce, mac-n-cheese, slaw…BAM.

B&D Ice House


My husband couldn’t shut up about the chopped brisket frito pie either.  Need I say more?  Just look at it.

B&D Ice House


Of course, if you’re into brews, they have those too.

I highly recommend traveling down to Southtown (or whichever direction will get you there), and checking it out for yourself.  You know I liked it because I received no compensation to write this!  Just wanted to give some fanfare to a local business who serves up great food.

Be in the know and get info on hours and location here:



Peace & Love!


The House {Boozey Ice Cream and Brews}


The House

Last night, a dear friend and I had ourselves a girls’ night out down in Southtown (the south side of downtown San Antonio) at a delicious Belgian restaurant called, La Frite.  The food was amazing, and our night probably would have concluded there, except just next door we spotted a “boozey” ice cream shop.  What the what?  It didn’t matter if we were full, this was a must-try situation.

The House (it’s actual name) was hopping with hipsters, and mohawks and tiny children who wear Vans.  And this 40 year-old mom felt a bit out of place, but I didn’t care.  I wanted the ice cream.  I NEEDED the ice cream.

When we finally made it to the counter and asked to sample some flavors, the most awesome thing happened…WE GOT CARDED!  FOR ICE CREAM!!!  I always love getting carded, but for ice cream?  Best day ever.  They weren’t kidding about the boozey, were they?

I ended up with the oh-so-nummy Bourbon Vanilla.

The House

 My friend ended up with a waffle cone full of Mint Chocolate Chip, flavored with a crème de menthe liqueur.

The House

 We were both extremely happy.

If you’re not the “boozey” type, or wondered what on earth those children were doing there, don’t worry – they have several flavors that don’t require an ID.  Last night was actually their first night to be open, and was a “soft” opening that we were just lucky enough to attend!  Based on what I tasted and saw, I think they are gonna do OK.

I couldn’t find a website, Facebook page, Twitter handle OR Instagram for The House just yet, but I will tell you, they are located at 732 S. Alamo St., San Antonio 78205.  Show this new local business some love!

Peace and Love,