Putting together a volleyball squad is not only a fantastic way to sweat out excess undigested burgers, but it will also help you meet new people and exercise your competitive drive. The games begin Monday, May 17, or Wednesday, May 19, and last for seven weeks, including playoffs. Depending on the turnout, there will be up to three games a night, with the first starting at 7 p.m. and the last wrapping up by 10 p.m. Your Groupon covers the entire season, so the normally required deposit fee is waived.
The flavors of New Orleans are as diverse as the people who live there. So when the owners of Big Easy Cafe designed their authentic New Orleans?style menu, they didn?t just pick a few of the city's Cajun and creole classics. Rather, they decided to change the menu every day to incorporate their favorite dishes, granting customers the opportunity to sample spicy items such as Cajun catfish tacos, steaming bowls of jambalaya, and 14-inch po? boys stuffed with seafood so fresh it's still humming tunes from The Little Mermaid. No southern meal would be complete without one of the region?s decadent desserts, including banana pudding sprinkled with crumbled wafers and bread pudding soaked in a butter-pecan rum sauce.
Coco Chocolate Lounge has more to offer than just chocolate. That's why readers of the San Antonio Express-News voted the spot Best Neighborhood Restaurant and Best Nightclub in North Central San Antonio in 2011. Though there are plentiful cacao-based desserts served, including single-origin chocolate mousse and chocolate fondue with housemade marshmallows, Chef Hector Villarreal also experiments with savory dishes. Among his creations are stone-baked pizzas topped with house-smoked brisket and venison steaks with fried okra and béarnaise sauce.
The cuisine complements decor the San Antonio Express-News called “scrumptious with plenty of chandeliers, candlelight, and plush ruby-red velvet booths and bar seating.” As the sky darkens and everybody throws away sundials that seemed cool during the day, Coco Chocolate Lounge transitions into a nightclub, and chocolate martinis, wine, and champagne flow more freely. DJs on a dance floor and an outdoor patio spin Latin music, hip-hop, and club hits until 2:30 a.m.
Chef Frederick Costa teams with his brother Michel to craft inventive fusions of French and Asian cuisine at an eatery lauded by USA Today as one of the top five restaurants to eat at in San Antonio while on a business trip. Thought born in Vietnam, the culinary siblings soon moved to France, where they strengthened their skills dead-lifting pepper grinders at their parents' gourmet restaurants. Visitors to the eatery can sample succulent meats and veggies crafted from Frederick's mother's own recipes or opt for one of the chef's more recent creations. The San Antonio Express-News lauds Frederick's as having seafood dishes that "are routinely among the best in town"
From the bustling stalls of Beijing's markets to the refined quiet of Tokyo's sushi bars, no Chinese or Japanese culinary tradition escapes the notices of Bean Sprout's chefs. Whether they're tossing together quick lunches or filling family dinner orders, they blend the best parts of the two nations' traditions into dishes ranging from crispy duck to mu shu pork. In addition to preparing hot entrees, the chefs slice and assemble nigiri and rolls, with favorites including California rolls and the full moon special, which gets larger or smaller depending on the time of the month.
Though chef Daniel Nemec specialized in classic French cuisine at the Texas Culinary Academy, his heart lies in the smokehouse. As the leader of Woodfire Kirby’s kitchen, he draws from his experiences growing up in Corpus Christi, where steaks and barbecue pepper the culinary landscape and are considered legal tender.
Nemec imbues hickory flavor in ribs, chops, and sirloin burgers, but demonstrates the wood’s versatility with a menu that also includes wood-fired soups and thin-crust pizzas. New york strip steaks and blue-ribbon fillets are cooked to a choice of six temperatures, including classic medium rare and charred-yet-red pittsburgh. Available raw, grilled, or poached, seafood showcases spices that range from asian to argentine to creole.
A private room welcomes up to 48 visitors with a high-definition TV and four banquet menus, and the dining room attracts nighttime guests with handcrafted cocktails and a buzz as vibrant as a birthday party inside a hornet nest.