Last weekend was Day of the Dead, or Dia De Los Muertos, and San Antonio had celebrations around the city. One was called Muertos Fest and was held at La Villita. As we drove through downtown, it was obvious the city was in celebration mode…although I feel that we usually are in some way. There often seems to be an event going on centered around food and culture.
Walking up to La Villita, you could smell the aroma of fried food and hear Spanish music playing. Thankfully, it was a beautiful day outside because the sun was shining, but it wasn’t too hot. There was a mix of people at the event: young and old, families, groups of young people, different races, San Antonio residents and people just visiting. Everyone seemed to be having a good time shopping, dancing, eating, and watching performances. Many were standing in line to get some sort of snack or meal.
We met some really fun and interesting people at the event and were able to get a few interviews from individuals who had great opinions on the food and culture of San Antonio.
When it started to get dark, we decided to head to The Cove to check out the food and ambiance. I had sent out a link on Facebook for a survey regarding favorite restaurants in San Antonio and The Cove was listed five times. I have always wanted to give The Cove a try, but had yet to make it out there. We went and I loved it! The food was great, but the atmosphere is what hooked me. There were so many types of people there, but all for the same reason. It has an extremely relaxed vibe, you do not feel rushed or feel like you have to be on your best behavior, and the people around were friendly.
Check out the video below to get a taste of the interviews at Muertos Fest, as well as a review of The Cove with some pictures of the tasty food!