We often get very nice thank you notes from our guests, and this creative one was left by Saturday’s wedding couple. Thank YOU for letting us host your wedding!
We started off a very busy wedding weekend with a wedding on Thanksgiving Day, the only day this cute young couple could get everyone together for this very special event. Congratulations to all who were married on this holiday weekend!
Wow — this weekend was crazy busy around San Antonio and at the inn. We had weddings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and then the Rock and Roll Marathon on Sunday, which goes down Main Ave, right at our corner. Congratulations to those who participated in the event — we got tired just watching you run!
There is a restaurant on McCullough that was constructed just after we bought the inn, a beautiful building with a lovely patio/ bar as well as fashionably decorated dining areas. It started out as an Italian restaurant, but has changed hands and decor several times since then, sporting different names and menus, and at one time was even a French bistro. But now the restaurant is considered to be New American, with strong French and Italian influences, a match made in heaven for my Italian husband and for me, the former French professor and Francophile.
The new name? Tribeca di Olmos. A delightful place to relax, have a glass of wine in the lounge or enjoy a delicious dinner. And Jean-Francois is the most gracious French host you will ever find. The best part for us is that the kitchen is open later than most places and happy hour begins at 9:00 with half price pizza and a fabulous Caesar salad that is actually lightly grilled, adding a surprising new flavor to an old American staple. To add to the enticement, we can get a reasonably-priced glass of French wine, which is not easy to find in Texas. We suggest you check it out and tell them Gregg and Kelly sent you (if you don’t see us there)! http://www.tribecadiolmos.com/
Fast approaching the Battle of the Flowers parade on Friday. We’re booked up that night but we do have a room available on Saturday night and the Hildebrand Room is available for Saturday and Sunday. So come on down for some Fiesta fun and activities.
Hopefully everyone has had a good summer and fall brings you many blessings! With fall comes the opportunity to participate in more outdoor activities in San Antonio. Check out the Botanical Gardens, the many new walking trailss in our city parks, the Japanese Sunken Gardens, the zoo, new restaurants/shops at the Pearl Brewery, and the new exhibit at the Witte Museum, just to name a few right around our area.
Come relax at the Inn and the enjoy fall weather!
For some people, it’s Fiesta, others it’s Fourth of July or New Year’s, but for me, my favorite time of year in San Antonio is Restaurant Week! This is when some of the biggest (and most expensive) restaurants in San Antonio offer up a menu for a greatly reduced price. It’s worth the trip to San Antonio to sample some of the best cuisine available, and perhaps celebrate an anniversary or birthday or just get away for a little romance.
Restaurant Week (now called Culinaria, it seems) used to be over my birthday, but this year it’s a week earlier, Aug. 18 – 25th. Darn. That means I will have to eat out all week before my birthday AND on my birthday. ;-) Here’s a list of some of the participating restaurants: http://culinariasa.org/wine-festival/main/restaurants.php
Kids are getting ready for school but there’s still time to send them to a friend’s for a night or two and slip away for a much-needed escape. Come and be pampered and prepare for the start of the busy school year.
One of the largest adult tennis tournaments in San Antonio is taking place this weekend, July 6-8, at McFarlin Tennis Center, which is just four blocks away from us. Come on down and watch some great tennis!