Considering the farm-inspired name and the refined dining rooms?white tablecloths, towering wooden wine racks holding bottles filled from carefully polished grapes?you could be forgiven for assuming that Silo Elevated Cuisine is a steakhouse. But a look at the dishes emerging from the kitchen reveals a less-predictable beast. On a menu that stars Silo's signature chicken-fried oysters, sources of gastronomic inspiration range from southern (applewood-smoked bacon, shrimp-and-andouille white-cheddar grits) to European (red-wine and cognac sauces), with more than a dash of Asian influence.
This is especially apparent in seafood dishes?crusted with Sichuan peppercorn or sesame seeds?and duck, served with five-spice seasoning or in spring rolls. Accordingly, Frommer's has hailed the restaurant as "one of the best places for fine dining when you want something other than French food." The original Alamo Heights location was joined by a new outpost in 2007, whose space Texas Monthly called a "minimalist study in black and white illuminated by crystal chandeliers and silvery globes."
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Plush sofas, heavy curtains, and sinuous Middle Eastern furnishings set an exotic scene for feasting on Gypsy Cafe's Mediterranean cuisine. In the kitchen, chefs marinate beef kebabs in special gypsy seasoning and roll lamb kebabs in spices before plating them next to hummus dip. Although kebabs are the restaurant's specialty, the menu also makes an impression on palates with beverages such as fresh fruit smoothies, Arabic mint teas, and powerful Turkish coffee. After dinner, guests might head over to the hookah section of the cafe for a few flavorful puffs?hookah varieties include kiwi, jasmine, and winter flower shisha.
There was a lot to celebrate in 1933. The year not only marked the end of Prohibition, but also the opening of Esquire Tavern. Eight decades later, the bar remains a local institution that specializes in craft brews and local drafts. The beers perfectly complement the organic bison and beef burgers.
Stomping through Shrimporee Grounds, "Spring Break Splash" rounds up some of the Lone Star State's rootinest, tootinest musical acts for a one-day hoedown. Rather than sneaking in underneath a friend's mustache, fans can gallop through the gates with general-admission tickets as Lyrical Bynge kicks off the festivities behind seasoned songbird Edna DeLa Garza, known for amusing original narratives such as "Last Night's Hairdo" and twangy takes on everything from Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga. At 6 p.m., a slowly descending sun accompanies soul-searching harmonica solos belted out by Seth Candan, who rides in atop two Texas Music Award nominations, including an Album of the Year nod for his latest release, The Aftermath.
Kicking off the 2012 season, both the men's and women's teams at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi storm lanes and drain buckets as they face off against the rest of the Southland Conference. Head Coach Robert Robinson plans to help his women's squad rebound from last year's setbacks and return them to 2010's deep run to the conference-tournament final. Junior guard Jessica Jammer paces her sneakered mates by dropping points that frequently total double digits, helping expand both the dreams and counting skills of aspiring athletes in the stands.