In this issue of Outside 09 we hit the road and circle the Alamo city to bring you something everyone can enjoy. We whet your appetite with updates about new Michin Fresh Mexican Kitchin, an award for Bob’s Steak & Chop House and give you the scoop on ice cream shop with a twist, The House. Then, we head downtown for Alamo City Comic Con, International Accordion Fest and Jazz’s Alive. And, we don’t let you forget about cruising on Sept. 27 at Siclovia. Enjoy!
MICHIN FRESH MEXICAN KITCHIN
Located in Sonterra Village at 427 North Loop 1604, Building 2, Suite 202, this new restaurant features specialties such as fresh fish and traditional Mexican dishes with a twist, including homemade spiced corn tortillas and creamy house-made guacamole with bacon bits, original sauces such as Michin pico de gallo and mustard-based salsa macha, Tacos Baja, margaritas and much more. For more info visit the website at www.mitchinkitchin.com or call 210-277-7222 for their hours of operation.
BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE GIVEN PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
For the second consecutive year, Bob’s Steak & Chop House has been recognized by Wine Spectator with a Best of Award of Excellence in the magazine’s 2015 awards. The restaurant, located at The Rim, is one of only two establishments in San Antonio and one of 31 in Texas to win this award. The Best of Award of Excellence honors restaurants whose wine lists typically offer 350 or more selections, along with superior presentation, and display either vintage depth or excellent breadth across wine regions. Bob’s Steak & Chop House has a list of more than 550 wines.
COOL OFF WITH ICE CREAM
Let’s face it … it’s still hot! If you are lucky enough to live in Southtown, stop by The House at 732 S. Alamo St. for boozy ice cream — that’s right, ice cream spiked with booze. There are also regular flavors for those that want to stick to their tried and true favorites, but why, I ask, when you can indulge in Blue Hawaiian, Aztec chocolate, bourbon vanilla and shots of booze in your ice cream? If you’re not going to imbibe in a cone, then kick back with a locally crafted brew. Call 210-919-3553 for hours of ice cream boozing. Now that’s a scoop!
ALAMO CITY COMIC CON
The primary goal of Alamo City Comic Con is to celebrate the artists who provide entertainment to the public via comics, movies, TV and gaming. It brings unique celebrities and attractions to the Alamo City, allowing attendees to take advantage of the “mega” comic con experience. Head over to Henry B. González Convention Center to meet your favorite celebs, artists and writers during this three-day venture. Check the website at www.alamocitycomiccon.com, and you will recognize several entertainers who will be on hand Sept.11-13.
INTERNATIONAL ACCORDIAN FESTIVAL
This annual all-star celebration on Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon until 10 p.m. at the La Villita Historic Arts Village is a vibrant celebration of all things accordion. The International Accordion Festival has earned a reputation for innovative programming, featuring international performers of the highest caliber, and for a commitment to cultural education by initiating cross-cultural communication in workshops and performances. Diverse musical styles, food truck offerings and dancing outdoors will keep you returning to this popular festival – fun for the entire family, and it’s FREE! Tickets and performance schedules can be found at www.internationalaccordionfestival.org.
This is a fun and free event that will turn Broadway Street into a safe place for exercise and play. The streets become car-free for about five hours, allowing families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets. On Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the entire street is yours! Go to www.siclovia.org or call 210-246-9622 to learn more about an afternoon of fitness, fun and freedom.
The San Antonio Parks Foundation and the City of San Antonio present some of the nation’s top jazz entertainers, along with regional and local talent, during the 32nd annual Jazz’SAlive in downtown Travis Park Sept. 19-20. Entertainers will dazzle the crowd with their smooth sounds; the schedule of performance times and entertainers can be found at www.saparksfoundation.org.
And don’t miss the Starlite Salute to Jazz’SALive Gala on Friday, Sept.18, or Jazz’SAlive After Dark at 11 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Rooftop Terrace at the St. Anthony Hotel. The impromptu jam session for local, regional and national artists and performers will jazz it up after hours — who knows who will show? Don’t miss out on this two-day event featuring plenty of jazz, a gala and the After Dark Party. Gala tickets: 210-212-8423.