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Pearl - San Antonio

While in San Antonio I had the time (and the energy) to seek out some interesting places to explore when the exhibit hall wasn't open.  The stipulation was the areas needed to be within walking distance since I didn't have a car.

One area I found and fell in love with was South Broadway or the Pearl area (where Pearl Brewery was).  I just discovered this development is apparently revolutionary...?

My first trip to the area, which was about 2 miles from my hotel, was to Local Coffee.  I intended to run the Riverwalk there and walk a bit with my iced coffee before running back.  I got a bit confused up and didn't make it before ending up back at the hotel earlier than I anticipated.  I grabbed some coffee from the lounge and after having one sip, decided I was heading to Local Coffee street level.  It was much less confusing and I made it, no problem.

Local Coffee had my iced coffee on draft, of course, and it was amazing.  The only good coffee I had while in San Antonio...and just to be clear I am not a coffee snob.

I made it back to the area for dinner one night.  I went to Green, a vegetarian restaurant, which was so delicious.  I choose the kale salad as my side and it was the best kale anything I've ever eaten!  Even though I walked the 2 miles there in 98 degree heat, I decided to sit outside and I was so happy I did.  It was nice and cool underneath the patio roof with the fans going.

This is definitely a hot spot with a foodie culture.  There's something for everyone in this area.

In fact, Tuesday I was talking with one of the other exhibitors (a self-proclaimed foodie) and he had invited me to dinner Monday night with his team, but I didn't end up going.  
Me:  So where'd you end up going?
Alex:  We ended up in this area called Pearl where the brewery was.
Me:  Gasp That's the area I told you about yesterday!

See... it's not just me =)

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