By S. M. Chavey, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 2:03 pm CST, Thursday, February 14, 2019 The Roosevelt Buffet on South Flores Street closed Sunday after more than 80 years in business. The owners hope to reopen it in a different part of downtown, operator Anthony Orozco said. The Roosevelt Buffet on South Flores Street closed Sunday after more than 80 years in business. The owners hope to reopen it in a different part of downtown, operator Anthony Orozco said. Photo: Google Maps Screenshot Photo: Google Maps Screenshot Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Roosevelt Buffet on South Flores Street closed Sunday after more than 80 years in business. The owners hope to reopen it in a different part of downtown, operator Anthony Orozco said. The Roosevelt … [Read more...] about Downtown bar Roosevelt Buffet closes its doors after nearly 9 decades
We shed our coats inside the tiny, dimly lit North End restaurant, placed Dungeon Master cards on the table in front of us, and waited for someone to come by to take our order. “Are you rolling?” asked our server at Parla, and all but one of us nodded. He disappeared behind the bar and came back with a large tin cup and a 20-sided die. “Who’s first?” I have never played a game of Dungeons & Dragons, have never once been invited to a D&D party. The cards, which we had asked for on previous visits, were for cocktails — 20 of them, though we weren’t yet sure which ones — that are part of Parla’s Dungeon Master game. I may be clueless about D&D, but I know how to drink. Parla opened in 2014 and has remained a reliable neighborhood spot for both drinks and modern Italian food. The Dungeon Master game originated in the summer of 2016, a few months after Matt Schafer joined the team as general manager. Schafer is prone to … [Read more...] about Want to play a game? At a North End bar, 20 cocktails stand between you and victory.
Andy Clementi was studying music at Adams State University when he decided to start a band.“Me and a buddy said, ‘Let’s start a rock band and find the best of the best in the music school to be in it,’” Clementi said. “We wanted to be poppy and push the envelope with covers and originals, but mainly we just wanted to have a good time.”The band, which he named the Martini Shot, started playing small gigs at bars in Alamosa, then added private parties. By 2002, Martini Shot was playing twice a weekend, most every weekend, and the band’s popularity was growing.After graduation, the Pueblo native got a job teaching music at Pueblo East High School, and a few friends and fellow music educators joined the band, including Brook Mead, a high school vocal music teacher, and Rob Smith, who teaches band at the middle school level.They started playing almost every weekend around Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver. They’ve opened for Eddie … [Read more...] about Set List: Pueblo’s Martini Shot hit local music scene in 2000 and is ‘still pretty hungry’
DUKES Bar, in London’s prestigious Mayfair, has over the years built quite a reputation for itself and the legendary bar is internationally renowned for its famous martinis and other personalised cocktails. It’s intimate surroundings and timeless vibe make it the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two with friends. TLE recently had the pleasure of staying at the Dukes hotel and of course it would have been rude not to check out the bar and cocktails! Whilst we were we started chatting to Mary, the lovely Italian first and only female bar-tender at the establishment whose story really impressed us……read on and we think you’ll agree it’s both interesting and inspiring. Tell us a bit about yourself? Since childhood I’ve always been attracted by the Bartenders way of smiling and courteous manners, their power to spread happiness through their cocktail creations. This encouraged me to work as soon as I could at 15 years old whilst studying at the … [Read more...] about Q&A With Mary From Dukes Bar London
Take a break from holiday shopping, or just skip it altogether, and hit The Lexington for lunch on Black Friday. The St. Paul dining institution will be open for lunches on Fridays only, starting on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The restaurant will serve items from its bar menu along with daily specials every Friday until Feb. 1. They’ll also be running a $5 special on The Lex Martini, which can be made with gin or vodka, neat or dirty. Lunch runs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and reservations are recommended. You can reserve a table at thelexmn.com or by calling 651-289-4990. Complimentary parking is available in the lot behind the restaurant or the lot across Lexington Parkway until 5 p.m. … [Read more...] about The Lexington opens for lunch on Fridays — with $5 martinis — through January