Texas is often saddled with clichés: that its unofficial motto is “Bigger is best,” that it’s ultraconservative, that residents spend more time roping cattle on horseback than they do in cars. To be sure, old cowboy culture persists in some pockets of the state.
But San Antonio defies these stereotypes by sticking out its tongue (residents are far too polite to flip the bird), cuing up some Mexican pop music, pouring a cold brew, and settling in for a mind-bending variety of multicultural cuisines. Here’s a look at some don’t-miss spots in the city.
Robin Catalano believes in the power of storytelling to connect communities and cultures. She’s applied her creative approach to writing for magazines, books, blogs, websites, and a wide variety of marketing projects, and has published more than 75 articles and 1,000+ blog posts. As an editor, she has worked on more than 350 books for publishers including Penguin Random House, Workman, and Simon & Schuster. She has also served as a book coach for independent authors, helping them take their ideas from concept to print. An avid traveler and travel writer, Robin lives, reads, and writes voraciously in upstate NY.