Fritz Schilo had many plans when he arrived in America from Germany, and none of them involved root beer. The founder of Schilo’s Delicatessen first opened Schilo’s Saloon, but prohibition had other plans for him. So ‘Papa’ began making root-beer floats as a placeholder for his thirsty patrons, and turned his saloon into a delicatessen. To this day, the spot draws crowds for its famous floats and a menu of German specialties. History may not be integral to good food, but if an establishment has survived for more than 50 years—as many in San Antonio have—then the chances are good that the food is as delicious as the stories are deep.Read More
Report | 4 years ago
great food - slow service bit worth the wait
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