Wednesday April 25
I began my morning at a respectable coffee house, Olmos Perk in suburban San Antonio. Afterwards, I decided to wander around La Villita- an area adjacent to downtown with some of the oldest buildings in San Antonio.
Mostly consisting of shops and restaurants, it was empty when I arrived in the late morning with the exception of a few workers preparing for another round of Fiesta later on in the day. There were a couple of galleries and shops open, in fact I walked into one shop, and ended up buying a leather cowboy hat that I grew attached to.
I was talking to the merchant and was telling her about some of the restaurants I had visited in the Alamo City and some places I was planning on visiting. I mentioned Taco Taco, and she was actually the second person who recommended against it stating that only “white people” go there (she was white by the way)
Afterwards, I ventured on to the Alamo
Obviously the most popular Tourist Site in San Antonio.
This is an old mission famous for eventually leading to the independence of Texas from Mexico.
Inside the alamo there were some cool artifacts
It was now lunchtime and I ended up going where the counter lady at the cowboy hat shop recommended (after finding glowing reviews on the webs)
Taqueria La Huasteca
Squirt bottles of red and green are placed on each table.
I ordered two Beef Barbacoa Puffy Tacos. This is my first introduction to the regional specialty puffy tacos- and these were warm puffy delights of smoked/shredded beef goodness. I squirted both red and green on these bad boys . I quickly fell in love.
I was curious when I saw “corn in a cup” printed on the window, I also saw this at several of the concession stands, downtown preparing for Fiesta, curiousity got the best of me
I can truly say that this is the first item on the trip that I just flat out didn’t like. Basically it’s corn, warm sour cream lemon or lime juice, a parmesan type of cheese and spices. It was just too sour and goopy for my taste and it’s doubtful I would seek it out again.
I returned to downtown and ended up parking at one of those 10 hour meters (good to 6PM and free until 8 AM the next morning) when I arrived I was surprised to find there were 5 hours left on the meter- perfect- Parking was basically free with the exception of a couple of hours in the late morning hours.
Something I haven’t had yet and I can’t leave without now that I’m in Texas
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