The Buzz – Goings-on in 78209

by | May 8, 2014 | Society
Crave Juice



Quench your thirst with CRAVE Juice

Here’s what’s buzzing in 78209 this month. First, if you’ve been craving something new and different, check out CRAVE Juice. These raw, hydraulically cold-pressed concoctions are the brainchild of chef Elizabeth Johnson. An Alamo Heights resident, Johnson is a former chef-instructor at the Culinary Institute of America, and she aided in the conception and launch of NAO restaurant.

Each 8-ounce bottle of delicious, healthy goodness contains between two-and-a-half to three pounds of produce. Favorites include Apple, Romaine, Celery and Beet. For those who crave a little something sweet, the Cacao nut milk tastes too good to be so good for you! Sweetened only with dates, it has been described as tasting like “a brownie in a glass.”

You can pick up CRAVE Juice at the following locations around 78209: Koch Ranch’s Gourmet Country Store, Bird Bakery, Zedric’s, Smart Barre, the Quarry Farmer’s Market and the San Antonio Country Club. Drink one, and we promise you’ll be craving more!


Speaking of cravings, if you are craving Tex-Mex, you will no longer be able to get your fix at La Fonda Alamo Heights. The popular ‘09 eatery has closed its doors as of April 1. Generations of families have enjoyed dining at this more-than-55-year-old establishment, and many are mourning the loss of the popular Sunday night hangout. As of press time, there is no word as to whether or not the restaurant will reopen, but when it does, you’ll hear it here.


Last month we told you that one of our favorite stationery shops, You’re Invited, was making a move to The Collection. As of April 20, that move was completed, and you’re invited to come check out the new, modern look and feel of this charming shop. Located across from Revolucion Coffee and Juice Bar, the larger space will still house all the fine stationery brands you’ve come to expect, but also a larger selection of “grab and go” gift items.


Let’s hear it for the boys (and their moms)!  The Young Men’s Service League Alamo Chapter is graduating its inaugural group of boys this month. This group of 30 young men, all seniors at Alamo Heights High School, has been involved in YMSL Alamo Chapter since its inception four years ago. What is YMSL? It is a philanthropic organization open to young men in grades 9 through 12. It is designed for mothers and sons to work together on approved projects that range from assisting Wounded Warriors to building homes for Habitat for Humanity, helping with the animals at the Humane Society and volunteering with the Special Olympics.

This year’s graduating class and their mothers have performed 3, 254 hours of community service and donated more than 747 items to their selected philanthropies’ “wish lists.”  To find out more about joining YMSL Alamo Chapter, visit


University of the Incarnate Word announced that the SAISD’s Fox Tech High School football fields will not be the site for the university’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. Two other locations, one on Datapoint Drive and one at Brooks City Base, are still being considered as viable options. UIW intends to move forward with a 2016 school opening date and obtain preliminary program accreditation. In a press release, UIW Chancellor Denise Doyle said, “In whichever of the two locations our medical school ultimately is built, the mission of the school remains to extend medical education in San Antonio and South Texas.”



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