September 27 2022
Last week, we let you know that an affordable itinerary for each day of the week was in the works.
There’s no shame in the affordability game (especially with these gas prices). That’s why we’re rounding up some of the best local deals + offers to help you build out a low-budget Tuesday itinerary in San Antonio.
How much bang do you get for your buck on a Tuesday — we’ve got the answer. | 📸 : @SATXtoday
What to eat 🍽️
Let’s kick things off with the best deals we’ve seen on sips + eats.
El Camino | 1009 Avenue B | Open 4 p.m.-Midnight | Stop by this bar + food truck for a well-deserved drink with $2 wells.
Josephine Street | 400 E. Josephine St. | Open 4-10 p.m. | Head to this Pearl-area staple for customer appreciation night with $2 off entrees priced $12.95+. Pro tip: the restaurant offers free rides to the AT&T Center on Spurs game days.
Pro tip: take a five-minute walk to El Camino after exploring SAMA to save gas. | 📸 : @SATXtoday
What to do 🖼️
“I can’t, I’m broke.” — we’ve been there, so here are some free things to do around town.
Stick around for the San Antonio | The Saga light projection show at Main Plaza. | 📸 : @SATXtoday
Downtown Tuesday 🅿️
Tuesday is the new Friday in the heart of the city with all kinds of specials going on. Here’s a quick breakdown:
- Downtown Tuesday offers free parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots, and parking meters from 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
The city has partnered with 100 local businesses to offer deals and discounts. Check out the full list online.
- Take a peek at these recurring events you can participate in every Tuesday.
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- San Antonio FC vs. FC Tulsa | Tues., June 28 | 8 p.m. | Toyota Field | $12+ | Cheer on our local soccer team as they go head to head with FC Tulsa. ⚽
Movies by Moonlight | Tues., June 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Travis Park | Free | Enjoy an outdoor screening of Marvel’s "Black Widow" + tasty bites from local food trucks. 📽️
Cowboy Karaoke | Wed., June 29 | 9 p.m. | The Lonesome Rose | Free | Bring on the boot scootin’ boogie at the oldest honky tonk on the St. Mary’s strip. 🎙️
San Antonio Photo Night | Wed., June 29 | 7-9 p.m. | The San Antonio Center of Photography, 724 S. Alamo St., Ste. 3 | Free | Join a community of creatives with SATX-based presenting photographer Francisco Cortés. 📸
- Summer Night City | Thurs., June 30 | 7-9 p.m. | Legacy Park | Free | Enjoy eats by Pinkerton's Barbecue and live music by Mr. Funkateer + Collective Dreams. 🛍️
- Pre-4th of July Celebration | Fri., July 1 | 5-9 p.m. | Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling | Free | Enjoy specialty cocktails on the menu along with $1 off draft beer discounts. 🗽
- Fiesta Noche del Rio | Sat., July 2 | 8:30 p.m. | Arneson River Theatre | Free | Watch a premier cultural performance featuring colorful costumed dancers along the San Antonio River Walk. 🎉
- Alamo City Mopar Car Show | Sat., July 2 | 6-10 p.m. | Tower of the Americas | Free | Head to the heart of the city to check out the coolest hot rods. 🏎️
We have a monthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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The Department of Human Services has launched initiatives to support vulnerable youth populations in SATX. There will be three critical studies including a teen mental health survey, a report on foster youth, and three pilot programs. Learn more on the city’s website. 📝
A new report from the Urban Land Institute is exploring ways to support those experiencing homelessness through creative housing solutions. Among the seven case studies mentioned was SATX-based Haven For Hope — the largest mixed-use development of its kind in the US. 🏠 (Yahoo! Finance)
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has opened its ninth location in Bulverde. The demand for blood has increased by 15% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting a blood crisis. You can schedule an appointment on its website. 🩸 (KSAT-12)
Pharm Table chef Elizabeth Johnson has been selected to participate in the James Beard Foundation's 10th annual Taste America culinary series. Johnson is slated to host a specially curated dinner at Pharm Table in March 2023 — tickets to go on sale this November. 🍽️
A new, $5.5 million Genesis dealership is slated for construction at I-10 W. north of Lost Creek Gap. According to a public filing, the 24,000-sqft luxury automotive dealership will be completed in August 2023. 🏎️
Austin-based Twin Liquors is expanding its reach with a new store in SATX. The liquor retailer is looking to attract new customers at its newly-open Alamo Heights location by offering seminars, tastings, and special events. You can visit the store at 99 E. Basse Rd. 🍾 (San Antonio Business Journal)
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Speaking of summer road trips… take a culinary trip back in time to the 1960s with The Hayden’s new Retro Road Trip Remix menu. These new menu additions will only be available for a limited time until Fri., July 1.
Pro tip: This local diner hosts two happy hours every Tuesday-Saturday from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close.
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Editor's pick: Looking for an out-of-this-world local treat? Try the “Picnic in Space” from Laika Cheesecakes & Espresso. The Ukrainian-owned business offers some incredible flavors, but this vanilla, lemon, and blueberry combo — with toasted marshmallow on top, of course — is definitely the go-to (in my humble opinion).
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