The Buzz – September

by | September 6, 2016 | Society


BrewsandBlomsSept. 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m., is the new date and time to experience live music by the Jeff Jacobs Band. More than 20 craft beer and food vendors will descend onto the beautiful Botanical Garden for attendees to enjoy. Working closely with San Antonio Cerveceros, Brews and Blooms provides a venue for new and seasoned local craft breweries to showcase just why craft brews have become so popular around the country and especially here in the Alamo City.

The beer selections will offer a pleasing variety of 30 to 40 craft beers, from ales to lagers, including some great fall releases from local and regional breweries like Southerleigh, Alamo Beer and Blue Star Brewing, just to name a few.

For these and other events, visit their website at


NCS_2377-1024x688Bakery Lorraine, owned by chefs Anne Ng, Jeremy Mandrell and operator Charlie Biedenharn, has quickly become a sensation in San Antonio. This local favorite, named one of the best new bakeries in the U.S. by Food & Wine as well as one of the “13 Destination Bakeries” by Conde Nast Traveler is famous for its colorful macarons and exquisite French pastries. The restaurant recently announced its partnership with The DoSeum, San Antonio’s museum for kids. In addition to the famous Parisian macarons and divine pastries like the pain au chocolat, the DoSeum Café menu also features house -made applesauce, a grilled cheese sandwich, an almond butter with peach or grape jelly sandwich, and more for the kids. For adults, tasty options include the avocado toast, chicken salad sandwich, chop salad and more.


On the second Sunday of the month enjoy a relaxing afternoon listening to jazz under the pecan trees at the Will Smith Amphitheater. Food and beverages are available for purchase from Picante Grill. Sunday Jazz at the Witte is presented in partnership with Trinity University’s KRTU Jazz 91.7.  Sarah Arenella will perform Sept. 11.

All performances are 3 to 5 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to Prassel Auditorium. For more information, please call 210-357-1910 or visit


IMG_5288The Broadway at Hildebrand and Broadway continues to up its game and living in the amenity category with offerings such as the new Broadway Community Herb Garden.  Conveniently located near the grill area, the Broadway Community Herb Garden offers residents fresh thyme, cherry tomatoes and bell peppers to throw on the grill as the perfect complement to any summer cookout. The community garden also offers delicious herbs such as mint and rosemary to add to a refreshing summer cocktail while enjoying an evening at The Broadway’s resort-style pool. Herbs and vegetables are rotated to match the season and meet residents’ requests to ensure the garden stays fully stocked with their favorites. Now this is a clever idea to incorporate in condo living, apartments or a cul-de-sac with your neighbors. When you can’t get to the fruit stand, let it come to you.



The future continues to look clear and bright for Cleaning Ideas Corp. The company, in existence since 1964 in Alamo Heights, has recently relocated its store to 1308 Austin Highway at Vandiver.
The company sells cleaning products to homeowners and businesses specifically made for Alamo Heights’ hard water. Cleaning Ideas also sells paper goods, trash can liners, floor mats, floor machines, and vacuums. They also deliver. The manager of the relocated store is Mayda Vargas. Stop by or give them a call 210-826-6262 or visit their web site


Chocollazo, a sweets restaurant, opened its doors in August at 4013 Broadway Street at the Boardwalk. Owned by Frank and Mary Collazo, the shop is the newest incarnation of Chocollazo, which started out as a food truck nearly four years ago. “We are a destination for sweets offering chocolates, truffles, fondue, nostalgic candy, pastries, ice cream, even tableside toasted, s’mores and hard-to-find candy. And we also offer plated service,” says Frank Collazo. Mary, Frank’s wife, is a trained chocolatier who makes the chocolate candy confections and works alongside pastry chef Jenni Williams.


Not only does the shop offer in-store delights, it will also deliver gifts or party trays. The Chocollazo Chocolate Trolley will deliver custom-made confections to your soiree — a unique way to treat your guests. Chocollazo caters business events, birthday parties, weddings and more. And if you’re looking for a gourmet favor your guests can take home, Chocollazo is a one-stop-shop for packaging, tags, ribbons and truffles and offers gift wrapping at no additional charge. Chocallozo will be open Tuesday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-9pm and Sunday, 12pm-6pm. The shop is closed on Mondays. Yum!


As of this writing, Franklin Park Alamo Heights, 230 West Sunset Road, was pre-leasing apartments for independent living, assisted living and memory care for their anticipated opening. Call 210-829-5955 for details, or visit for updates and details.


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