The View old fashioned – The View

The View old fashioned - The View
Bulleit bourbon, bitters, luxardo cherry. $14
The View, San Francisco CA

The views from this bar are definitely breathtaking, but you certainly pay the price with the drinks. I guess it’s actually normal hotel drink prices, but it kind sucks that because the lounge is so spread out, it’s very difficult to get prompt service.

Lamb loin and belly – Aziza

Lamb loin and belly - Aziza
Barley, English peas, pea tendrils. $32
Aziza, San Francisco CA

Wow, I loved this. The sauce was especially delicious and the plate was beautiful! The lamb tasted great but it came out more rare than I wanted. I couldn’t eat much of the center of the loin portion.

Concord grape & Manhattan - Aziza
Concord grape cocktail: elderflower, peat smoke, laphroaig, scotch. $12
Manhattan. $9

Prestige gulf oysters – Luke

Prestige gulf oysters - Luke
Cocktail sauce, horseradish, lemon. Each $0.75
Luke, San Antonio TX

These pretty good. Not the best or freshest, but definitely good for 75 cents during happy hour. The staff was super friendly and professional.

Sunshine & Whiskey cocktail - Luke//
Sunshine & Whiskey: Rebecca Creek whiskey, b&b liqueur, honey, lemon. Happy hour $5

Cochinita pibil – Acenar

Cochinita pibil - Acenar
Achiote-marinated pork slowly roasted in banana leaves and served over cilantro rice. $15.75
Acenar, San Antonio TX

This was packed with flavor and the pork was very tender and delicious. I also liked the cilantro rice and black beans.

Chips and salsa - Acenar
Chips and salsa - Acenar
Chips and salsa. Complimentary

Acenar hand shaken margarita - Acenar
Acenar hand shaken margarita: El Jimador Reposado tequila, Gran Gala, Patron Citronage, fresh lime juice, and house made simple syrup. $10

Charcuterie board – Cured

Charcuterie board - Cured
Local lamb and citrus terrine, chicken liver mousse, and jalapeño sausage. Served with Brewer’s crackers, assorted pickled vegetables, coarse mustard, and strawberry clementine marmalade. Three-item $18
Cured, San Antonio TX

The charcuterie here is amazing! Everything is made in house and the quality is wonderful. The chicken liver mousse was definitely my favorite especially with a dollop of the marmalade on top. The bartenders were also very friendly and professional and make some killer cocktails.

Brewer's crackers - Cured
Brewer’s crackers.

Cured cocktail - Cured
Cured: lemon thyme moonshine, ginger, in-house citrus bitters, cava. Happy hour $5