Alamo Street Eat Bar
Southtown San Antonio always has a very rich and vibrant social scene on every First Friday of the month that blends together the arts, food, and drinks. Alamo Street Eat Bar, since its inception circa 2012, has enhanced every First Friday greatly and has also added another dimension to dining in Southtown and Downtown San Antonio.
Alamo Street Eat Bar is in a prime location that caters to the locals but also those visiting the city of San Antonio on vacation and conventions. Alamo provides another option to eating on the banks of the famed river walk, overpaying for overpriced Tex-Mex food in Market Square, or just simply ordering takeout. Welcome to the world of gourmet food trucks!
Every time I’ve visited Alamo Street the usual suspects are there: Wheelie Gourmet, The Institute of Chili, and Attaboy Burgers (links to trucks below).
I used to always walk past Wheelie Gourmet for whatever reason but I realized I have been making the same poor decision every time I walked passed the food truck. Not only is their food truck dope sitting on 20-something inch rims, with a 24” inch slideshow menu, and undercarriage lights but I will put up their “Southern” gyro on Moroccan style flat-bread against any gyro. Absolutely delicious! It was so good I forgot to take a picture of it.
The Institute of Chili
The Institute of Chili has a burger that I actually shy away from. This isn’t to say the burger is bad. It is bad in a good way because that is one bad boy. You have to remember now I have one of these bodies as of late. Check out this insane burger aptly called "The Bomb" by The Chili Queens here! (photo credits: TheChiliQueens). Trying to describe this heart-stopping masterpiece would do it no justice.
Attaboy Burgers holds a very special place in my heart. Attaboy was my first Alamo Street Eat Bar experience. Attaboy set the pace, set the tone, set the bar, in regards to what to expect when ordering from a gourmet food truck. The chef in the Trade Wind Airstream Trailer somehow knew it was my first time there when I asked for mayo. As he looked at me with a blank stare for the next three seconds, he broke the tension by asking me if it was my first time there. I responded by saying that yes it was, followed by a smirk, and then asked me if I wanted sweet potato fries or regular. I have taco truck ordering expertise but after this, I realized that I’d better do my homework when ordering from a gourmet food truck.
My learning experience continued at the bar. So nobody else makes the same mistake, plain and simple everything is on tap…even the wine. Not that this is some sort of new amazing discovery or anything but hey, mistake free is the way to be. Beer is on tap and very reasonably priced. Wednesday is $3 Shiner among others at the bar.
A Little More Info
Alamo Street Eat Bar is usually open for dinner:
Tuesday thru Thursday from 5pm to midnight
Friday 5pm to 2am
Saturday 4pm to 2am
Sunday 4p to midnight
Check out Alamo Street Eat Bar. Do not be a hipstercrite when visitng Alamo Street please. Twitter link coming soon.
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