San Antonio Outings: The Friendly Spot

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First and foremost, this place is a bar/ ice house at night and it open till about midnight or 1- I forget 😛

Anyways, I didn’t go there to drink (Although if you plan on doing so, please note that their selection is vast). Actually, I went there to have lunch and it was incredible. It was a perfect lunch. Perhaps it was because I came from Philadelphia to San Antonio in the middle of winter and ended up basking in the sun eating a plate of nachos and sipping on an iced tea. The simplicity of my situation it is what made it delicious.

My one complaint is that on its own property, the Friendly Spot has set up a popular little playground for children, where people drop off their young’uns and sit in the Friendly Spot yard chairs and drink away the afternoon. I sort of disapprove :/

Now I will get off my high horse and tell you that they have a very short menu, but everything we tried was delicious. The outdoor seating is charming. The lemonade and iced tea are made fresh. You are not going to regret sitting serenely at The Friendly Spot, enjoying a nice conversation with your friends!

San Antonio Outings: Lulu’s Bakery

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If this place sounds familiar, you’re probably thinking of that episode of man vs food! On that episode, Adam entered Lulu’s and attempted to tackle a 3lb cinnamon bun (pictured above). We had a hearty breakfast, which was delicious and then ordered the 3lb cinnamon bun to go. Two girls working on this cinnamon bun for 24 hours hardy made a dent! We through half of it out after shoving some off to friends at the conference we were at.

So here’ the review: The place is quaint and not as busy as you’d think. That’s a plus. We had great service but terrible coffee. That balances it out nicely 😉 We attempted to order fruit, but practically got laughed out of the joint. HOW UTTERLY TEXAN! If anything, it made it more charming.

If we had to say one thing that you should live by when it comes to Lulu’s Bakery, it would be: Definitely go, and make it memorable- get the cinnamon bun 😛

Just try and go infrequently if you actually live in San Antonio.

Two thumbs up!!

Blueberry Banana-walnut Bread with blueberry purée glaze

This is a great breakfast. We’re not huge fans of blueberries but if you pop’em in a bread like this, it ain’t too bad 🙂

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You will need: bananas, almond meal, flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder, salt, apple sauce, coconut oil (two tablespoons only) and frozen blueberries. You make a batter out of that (you know the basic drill so make it how you like it! Some like it fluffy, some like it dense). The glaze is made out of frozen blueberries blended with powdered sugar and a tablespoon of honey.

Brunch at Day by Day

For about a year, we have considered Day by Day to be the best brunch spot in Philadelphia. Let us tell you why:

1- On Sundays, it opens at 10 am and by 10:05 there is a line of toe-tapping tardies who are waiting for the 60 or more people who have already been seated to eat their breakfast so that they can begin enjoying a lovely brunch.

2- The food is delicious. We have tried practically everything. If It is your first time, try the stuffed challah french toast! There’s usually a different flavor every week, and they’re all delicious.

3- The pastries are delicious and they will give you samples.

4- The servers are extremely overworked, yet somehow, they’re still smily folks! Also, they are quite an eclectic bunch 🙂

You should note that they will try and rush you and ask you at least five times during your meal “how’s the food?”. That should only ever be asked once– about five minutes after you have received your meal. Additionally, they will sometimes forget that you asked for more hot water, etc, but it’s ok because they have so many customers to handle.

Just be patient with the servers and try to enjoy your meal 🙂

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This morning, we arrived third in line to be seated at Day by Day. We had huevos rancheros, and crab, asparagus, and gruyere scramble with black toast and rosemary potatoes. Both were delicious! You can also request milk and honey with your tea. If you order coffee, it will be replenished like clockwork (free of charge).

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