The Buzz in 78209- July 2014

by | July 14, 2014 | Society

Austin Highway is home to a new eatery that has residents getting a taste of the Hawaiian Islands. L&L Hawaiian BBQ is now open next to Shipley’s Doughnuts at 1302 Austin Highway at Vandiver. With only 200 locations worldwide, L&L is famous for its Ramen Burger and also offers plenty of Hawaiian comfort foods. including seafood and short ribs.
The buzz has been good so far, particularly among S.A.’s many military folk who have experienced this type of cuisine before but have been unable to enjoy it in the Alamo City until now. To L&L, we offer a hearty Texas “Aloha!”

Speaking of travel (were we?), if you’ve traveled Austin Highway lately, you have probably observed that there is a haute new address in the ‘hood. 1111 Austin Highway is a brand-new apartment complex that offers residents luxury living in a prime location. Convenient to museums, shopping and restaurants, it’s ideal for those looking to experience all that Alamo Heights has to offer—including the highly prized AHISD.
The on-site amenities of this gated community are plentiful and include two pools, spacious floor plans, dry cleaning and laundry service, carports, a fitness center and much more. Residents are also encouraged to become part of the VIR (very important resident) club, which affords cardholders special treatment at select area stores and restaurants. It’s low-maintenance luxury living at its finest.


Here’s something we bet you thought you’d never see in Alamo Heights: a hookah lounge. Yep, that’s right! Located at 5306 Broadway, Heights Café has upped the cool quotient considerably in the ‘hood with a Mediterranean-style menu that includes pizzas, hummus, falafel, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more.
You won’t find alcohol on the menu, but you will find smoothies, juices and energy drinks along with traditional beverage selections. But what makes this place unique, of course, is the impressive selection of flavored tobaccos that can be enjoyed both inside and outdoors through the hookah pipes (as long as you are 18 or older). Hours are noon to 2 a.m.


The Alamo Heights Fort Sam Houston Fire Red 01 girls’ soccer team is about to take the show overseas. On July 29, the team will head to Cardiff, Wales, to compete in the Welsh International Super Cup. The team has spent the past two years raising funds for this opportunity to compete against teams from all over the world. We wish them the best!

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