New Restaurant has a French/Italian Flair.

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)!

September Already?

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!

Restaurant Week is Back!!

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:

Bon Appétit!