A few weeks ago, we took a trip to San Antonio. We had a small family gathering to meet the newest member of our growing family. Just making our way there was a journey and once we got to San Antonio, it was an adventure all to itself!
Dinosaur Park – Cedar Creek, TX
One of the first stops we made on the way was to help break up the trip for the kids and let them run it out a little bit! We found the Dinosaur Park! The kids were able to run around on the trails and dig for fossils at the very end! The boys got to see lots of different dinosaurs and hunt for treasures along the way! Be sure to check out the Jurassic Park jeeps at the end!
Benny’s Texas Barbecue – Cedar Creek, TX
Across Highway 71 from the Dinosaur Park, is Benny’s Texas Barbecue. The barbecue here was amazing! So amazing in fact, that I ate it all and didn’t take a picture! I got a picture of the banana pudding though! I got my usual barbecue plate of brisket and sausage, while my wife got the Frito Pie. The chili here was unique. Instead of ground beef, they used pulled brisket and sliced sausage, with some beans and the usual veggies. I have never had a chili like this before, and am now on a quest to recreate it!
The Luxury Food Truck Park – San Antonio, TX
|Cheeseburger at The Luxury|
What’s the first thing you need to do after spending the morning playing with the kids at the museum? Go get a burger! The Luxury Food Truck Park is located right next to the river. It’s like a food truck park in someone’s backyard with cozy benches and chairs under the trees. My cheeseburger was so cheesy, my face was covered in melted cheese, but it was worth it!
Mi Tierra – San Antonio, TX
Later that night, we headed out for dinner at Mi Tierra. We never made it. It wasn’t until we got downtown that we realized there was a full on St. Patrick’s Day celebration going on. It’s hard to party in style when you’re rolling three strollers deep.
Magnolia Pancake Haus – San Antonio, TX
I feel like there is rule in Texas that requires TX based restaurants wanting to use the house in their name, they have to spell it “haus.” If there’s not, there should be. Everyone call your congressman. We stopped here on Sunday morning for last sit down with the family before we all went our separate ways. There’s something special about Sunday brunch, and Magnolia Pancake Haus certainly helped deliver. They tap in to the German influence of the TX Hill Country, while staying true to the TX roots. For instance, I got the Southern Benny, and Eggs Benedict made with pulled brisket instead of ham. It doesn’t get much more TX than that!