Posts Tagged ‘San Antonio’

Recently I had my first trip to the Majestic Theater in San Antonio. This theater was built in 1928. It has numerous carvings and hand crafted designs throughout the theater. It is a real treasure and a great place for live shows.

Located near downtown San Antonio is a beautifully preserved historic district called the King William Historic District. I recently traveled there and took several photos of beautifully restored historic homes. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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The Grotto is an art piece and sculpture integrated into the walkway along the San Antonio river. I took these photos a few weeks ago.

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2014 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

I took this photo in San Antonio, Texas.

I am reflecting on how much I love Casa Rio Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio,Texas. For over 25 years, I have been enjoying the Casa Rio El Rio Dinner. The dinner starts off with nachos and guacamole salad. I love the cheese on the nachos, and the little bit of hot sauce that tops the guacamole off. It is a nice added touch that makes the dinner special to me. The top shelf margaritas are also an added touch that makes one smile and easily take in the people watching along the river.

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Next comes the hot plate. The hot plate consists of a well-seasoned tamale, a big tasty taco, a cheese enchilada oozing with the best sauce and cheese, chile con carne that is so flavorful, and Mexican rice and beans.

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I think the photos speak volumes, but you will never know until you give it a try. This is Tex-Mex at it’s best!

For more information, check out Casa Rio’s website here.   http://www.casa-rio.com

I had a gig in San Antonio, Texas this past weekend and decided to take a few photos before the show. I never get tired of the riverwalk’s beauty.

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Last weekend I was in San Antonio, and I have been there hundreds of times, eating at many of the cities best Mexican restaurants. I did an internet search of best food in San Antonio and the name Chris Madrid’s ranked very high and it offered something besides Mexican food. Hamburgers!

I clicked the website http://www.chrismadrids.com/

Upon review of the website I thought, “It looks basic!” The story of entrepreneurship and the longevity of the place made me want to give it a try. I love independent business! It is the life of America.  I must say that when I arrived, I thought the place looked average.

This is the outside of Chris Madrid’s.

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Upon entering Chris Madrid’s, I knew something special was about to present itself to me by the crowd of people sitting, and the long lines of people waiting to order food.

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So I approach the menu and my eye catches a burger called the Tostada burger. This burger has refried beans, chips, salsa, meat, and cheese. I added my own pico de gallo. I opted for the 1/2 pound Macho size. This burger was HOT! I have never had a burger so fresh that my hands had trouble picking it up due to temperature. The meat was bursting with flavor, the cheese was flowing like lava, the beans, salsa, and chips inside gave it a crunch style in its own league. It was A plus, fantastic!

The Macho Tostada Burger

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If you are in San Antonio, and want fantastic burgers, or nachos, do give Chris Madrid’s a try. I am a foodie with a taste for great food, and Chris Madrid’s has it going on. You will not be let down, and your stomach will not leave on empty. Chris Madrid’s is located less than three miles from the river walk and downtown San Antonio on Blanco and Hollywood.

Here is a video of my band playing in San Antonio, Texas last weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux6FagAXv3A

The Iron Rattler at Fiesta Texas lives up to its bite, with a 171 foot drop at 81 degrees, a top speed of 70 m.p.h., a zero g barrel roll, camel backs, and some really cool over banked turns. I have ridden many coasters and I must say the Iron Rattler makes me feel as if I am on a wild bull. If you are brave and love thrills, the Iron Rattler will meet your needs.

The 171 foot drop at 81 degrees

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The Zero G Barrel Roll

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One of the over-banked turns

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Photos Copyright Albert Moyer, Jr. 2013