Another female chef from San Antonio will compete on one of Gordon Ramsay’s cooking shows

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click to enlarge Photo Courtesy Emily Hersch San Antonio chef Emily Hersch will appear in the upcoming season of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns” with Gordon Ramsay. Local foodies will soon have another reason to set their DVRs. San Antonio chef Emily Hersch of Jason Dady’s Jardín Restaurant revealed Wednesday that she’ll appear in the upcoming season of Fox …

GOP lawmakers want to ban ‘woke philosophies’ like critical race theory in Texas schools

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click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Michael Stravato Texas lawmakers are seeking to limit how and what public school students are taught about race. Mirroring moves by other red-state legislatures across the country, Texas Republicans are attempting to reach into classrooms and limit what public school students are taught about the nation’s historical subjugation of …

New San Antonio art gallery Pabst’s Blue Ribbon Studios to host free First Friday event

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click to enlarge Facebook / Pabst Blue Ribbon Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios will hold free First Friday event. Art, beer and music will collide at new Southtown art gallery Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios in celebration of First Friday. The gallery’s owner, San Antonio-based Pabst Brewing Co., will offer frosty refreshments as attendees bask in art from the …

Opera returns to the Tobin Center this weekend with blood-soaked tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor

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click to enlarge Ken Howard Soprano Brenda Rae stars as the opera’s titular character, and will perform the famous “Lucia’s mad scene.” Things are about to get downright bloody at the Tobin Center. Opera San Antonio returns to the stage with Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, an adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride …

San Antonio percussionist and composer claire rousay lands lengthy New York Times feature

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click to enlarge Facebook / Claire Rousay Claire Rousay’s newest album “A Softer Focus” made her the focus of a New York Times Style Magazine article. San Antonio-based experimental musician claire Rousay is prolific and hardworking, having posted 22 releases to Bandcamp over the past two years. She’s also a tireless live performer who put in 200 …

California-based chain North Italia will open San Antonio location at The Rim, holding job fair

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click image Instagram / eatnorthitalia California-based North Italia will debut in the Alamo City June 9. California-based restaurant chain North Italia will make its Alamo City debut June 9, opening an outlet at The Rim shopping center. North Italia, which bills itself a modern Italian concept, will serve lunch, happy hour, dinner and brunch at the …

The Mendoza Line: Corrupt cops celebrate defeat of San Antonio’s Prop B with weekend crime spree

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click to enlarge Pexels / Kat Wilcox Police officers stretched this crime scene tape around the scene of a crime committed by other police officers in celebration of Prop B’s defeat. We understand that in the current political environment it can be really tough to tell the difference between real news stories and satire, which …

Texas-based Rusty Taco chain to make San Antonio debut later this summer

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click to enlarge Photo Courtesy of Rusty Taco Texas-based Rusty Taco chain will make its San Antonio debut later this summer. The Alamo City will gain yet another taco chain this summer when Denton-based Rusty Taco, a street-style taco concept with a full bar serving margaritas and craft cocktails, opens its first location here. San Antonio-based …

Winners of annual #FilmSA contest highlight San Antonio’s culture and heritage during the pandemic

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click to enlarge Courtesy / San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture The winners of the 2021 #FilmSA contest include (left to right) Kyle Ward, Evan Materne and Amadeo Rivas. The two winning entries in San Antonio’s 2021 #FilmSA contest examined the cultural heritage of their city during the pandemic, highlighting a local restaurant’s service to the …