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    Heading to San Antonio for a few days

    At the end of april.
    I was wonderign what the weather/Temperature is like around this time.
    Also looking for a good BBQ restaurant.
    Thanks,
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    You can expect highs in the upper 70's to mid 80's. Lows can vary alot from the upper 40's to low 60's.

    I don't know about the BBQ. I avoid the chains like Bill Miller's or Rudy's. To me they are awful.
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    Cool place to go in San Antonio is the riverwalk.

    http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/

    We always ate Mexican down there, so I can't say how good that BBQ joint on the river is.
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    RIVERWALK, YES.

    mexican food, yes, yes,
    never tried bbq there..

    wear good. stable shoes, sometimes it get wet on the walk.

    bring a heavy duty tote bag with a wide strap to put stuff in. it gets heavy.

    have fun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by M1 Tanker View Post
    Cool place to go in San Antonio is the riverwalk.

    http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/

    We always ate Mexican down there, so I can't say how good that BBQ joint on the river is.
    Norton seconds that, I ate Mexican and Tex/Mex.. But I can say they have great music, great Shiner beer and very pretty Tex/Mex girls.
    I went to New Braumfeld the German Part of Texas and had a great Meal at the Gruen Inn (Spelling?.. Sorry not from Texas). I do know They eat a beef BBQ in texas that does not appeal to a pork BBQ loving person from Virginia like me. I don't think they use a red sause either. The meat is just slow cooked a particular Texas way.

    I looked this joint up on the web and thought if I did eat BBQ in Texas I would want to go here

    http://www.texaspridebbq.net/
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    If you go to the riverwalk, stay away from the Iron Cactus Mexican Food. The food was OK but the service was very poor. Took 1-1/2 hours to get the food and 30 minutes for the first drink order. Ritas on the River is OK. The service good, and GREAT, BIG, Margaritas. The Drury Inn Hotel on the river is the best deal on the river IMO. Free happy hour cocktails and a good free breakfast. Not that y'all wanted to know all that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I do know They eat a beef BBQ in texas that does not appeal to a pork BBQ loving person from Virginia like me. I don't think they use a red sause either. The meat is just slow cooked a particular Texas way.
    That would be beef brisket, which I have whined on here numerous times about the unavailability of it here in FL. I am from Houston originally, been in FL 40 years. They had a place in Tampa several years ago that served a reasonable brisket sandwich, but the sauce wasn't quite right. Didn't matter, even though it was on the corner of two major roadways, it only lasted a few months. I guess the people here and Virginia just aren't used to it.

    Brisket, like chicken wings, is just a crappy part of the animal, almost worthless, until somebody figured out how to cook it so people love it. It is slow cooked, because it has to be, or else you couldn't chew it,and then it has to be sliced properly.
    Haven't seen my family in a few years, might have to go back to TX this year and get some bbq, I mean see my family, because I miss it. I mean "them".

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    If you are ever in Austin and want good German food, drive up 35 to Walburg.

    http://www.walburgrestaurant.com/
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    I second the Mexican food idea. I'd have to say just about the American Captial of Mexican food.

    Gotta give this to Mexico - can't beat their booze, food OR women...
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