Don’t you just love it…the crisp, cool air…the feeling of
autumn! 

 Now, for a real refreshing breeze, make sure next week to try our newest restaurant at THE SHOPS AT LA CANTERA, called WHISKEY CAKE

 You will be won over the
minute you breathe deeply the smoky aromas and sit by the fire in…. YES, a
wicker swing which overlooks the bustling outdoor mall.

WHISKEY CAKE is the third location in Texas for this creative
eatery with a regional, farmer’s market-inspired cuisine. They have all the
components to be successful, and a part of San Antonio’s dining/entertainment life for
as long as they want to be.

First, we have to start with the food! You see immediately
at the front door their own garden and commitment to locally grown, fresh
ingredients.  Each MENU item from the
weekend brunches to their famous dessert, The Whiskey Cake, is fresh and
created with the spices and touch of the local markets. I tasted the best
seller, The Chicken and Cheese Melt, cooked over a live spit for outdoor flavor.  It was amazing.  

But, of course, they had me at first bite of
the Whiskey Cake which has won best dessert in Dallas for the last two years. I
do not know if it is the bourbon glaze or the fresh whipped cream or the toffee
sauce…but it is so warm and delicious.  I
can see enjoying just a slice with their French pressed coffee around the fire.

Many of you will want to gather at the long tables in the
beautiful bar area and enjoy the many vintage alcohol selections.  Their commitment to the homefront continues
with shelves of four San Antonio beers and eight beers from Texas.  All juices are fresh…prepared in a massive
Juicer. And I have never had a Moscow Mule, but I am told for the summer it is
a must in the beautiful copper mugs.   They do change their menu each season.  Also, weekend brunches include a MAKE- YOUR-
OWN- BLOODY- MARY CREATION BAR!

Secondly, their atmosphere and gorgeous interior is so
welcoming and enjoyable.  Each tiny,
minute design choice has purpose and each interior decoration was carefully placed…just
ask the story behind the large fork sculpture on the wall! You will love the
quirky touches utilizing timber, iron, brick, stone and a natural color
palette.  This leads to the third reason
they are successful.  

Whiskey Cakes is
dedicated to repurposing and recycling. 
Their interior decorations are often found at Goodwill and redone.  As is their variety of plates and mugs. They,
also, take packing boxes, cut them up and burn in the logo for coasters. 

As they grow, this will be a market for unusual local goods
and a wonderful gathering place for those you want to show the unique,
friendly, delicious side of San Antonio. 
Their company is Texas born and bred and we are so excited to welcome
them to the heart of  our state right here in the Alamo City…they are family friendly and welcome all customers. 

WHISKEY CAKE officially opens for dinner and lunch on Monday…go check
it out and take your friends….you will find me over by the fire with a mug of their own
recipe for hot chocolate! YUM…don’t you just love autumn?

Enjoy your Saturday, everyone!

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