Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Remember the à la Mode!!!!

Good thing Sheena learned about these webcams BEFORE lounging about in her Nick Hill "Discount Everything" T-shirt and gitch. Overlooking the historic and beautiful Alamo from the haunted and elegantly creaky Menger (Note to self: Don't call it the Minger hotel in mixed company...) Sheena has enjoyed a few evenings of Riverwalk bar-hopping, wine-sipping, duck eating mayhem. Find of the week: Zinc Wine Bar where the Domaine Chandon Etoile Rose Brut is free poured tableside and tours of the wine cellar welcomed upon request. Other notable stops included Boudros where the duck reigned supreme and the Landing Jazz Bar at the Hyatt featuring Jim Cullum and his band. Good fun.

Disappointment of the week was my failure to locate the highly sought Kinky Friedman campaign stickers. Sheena's patient fan-base will have to wait until a return visit in a couple of weeks for her to fulfill her mission.

Because everyone knows the definition of politics, right?


At 3:49 PM, Blogger Chuckercanuck said...

San Antonio - ain't it the loveliest little spot in Texas (minus Austin)? Any chance to roam away from town into the country - sure's beautiful.

Get into a grocery store - H.E.B. (B standing for Butt, snicker, snicker) and purchase their nacho chips which are shaped like the state of Texas.

Oh, and I had a Texas Merlot down there. Did you run into any?

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Etobicoke Slim said...

Funny that you should mention the Kinky bumpersticker as I've just ordered 5 of them online (they'll be shipped to a relative in Los Angeles and then on to me here in Toronto). I'll keep one aside for you and hopefully make it to a fest one of these days to pass it on to you.



At 4:14 AM, Blogger Scout said...

dang, chucker said what i had planned to say (in differentwording of course). but , ah yes, san antone....great place but austin rules!

what got me most was the alamo. i thought it was a's a shrine!!!

did sheena mess with texas?

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Sheena lurves Austin. San Antonio has its charms, but it is really on a hard core push to become the next it-place for conventions, so the Riverwalk area is 99% tourist enrichment activities and has no sense of itself.

My hotel room overlooked the Alamo. Lovely view at sunset.

And no, Chucker, did not sample any Texas wines. Saw a few on some restaurant lists, but nothing by the glass that struck my fancy. Grr.. I hate that. Wine by the glass is what makes people buy bottles later. WAKE UP RESTAURANTS!!!!


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