Featured Tequila of the Month, 1800 TEQUILA


1800 Tequila:  SAYING IT ALL WITHOUT SAYING A WORD

Named for the first year tequila was produced, 1800® Tequila doesn’t rely on smoke and mirrors – it embraces the authentic roots and heritage that have contributed so greatly to the smooth, rich taste it has become synonymous with.

It’s not what you say, IT’S WHAT YOU DO

That’s why the brand continues to employ its original distillation process, using authentic masonry kilns and copper pot stills.

The age-old traditional formula is crafted with Weber Blue Agave plants grown in the mineral-rich volcanic soil of Jalisco, Mexico, and aged for eight to twelve years before they’re handpicked.

The bottles that end up on the shelves contain the same quality tequila as every bottle that has left the distillery for centuries.


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San Antonio Restaurant Week


DINE OUT & DIG IN  August 13 -  27, 2016

San Antonio Restaurants are on display showcasing the finest Alamo City Cuisine August 13-27. Restaurants will offer special three-course prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner throughout the city! Make your reservations and experience SARW lunch and dinner at La Fofata (Tier 1: $15 lunch and $35 dinner.)

San Antonio’s best chefs create exquisite menus that pair up with educated winemakers for intimate dinners around the city. Seize the opportunity to gather and dine with these esteemed guests.

Reservations are not required to participate – but, are strongly encouraged – and can be booked directly with  restaurants. Your dining experience will be a charitable one. With each meal ordered, La Fogata will donate $1 for lunch and $2 for dinner to Culinaria and the programs it supports. 

Restaurant Week celebrates food at all of our local restaurants! It is a cross section of the San Antonio culinary scene that encompasses a diverse range of cuisines and includes some of our most time-honored restaurants and buzz-worthy newcomers. The experience gives visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the quality, variety and hospitality that embody the San Antonio dining experience. Bon appétit San Antonio! 

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Featured Tequila of the Month, CASAMIGOS TEQUILA


Award-Winning Ultra Premium Tequila by George Clooney, Rande Gerber, & Mike Meldman

Longtime friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman love tequila. 

On the rocks, by the shot, at times, straight  from the bottle. Tequila-filled nights with friends is how Casamigos was born. 

Our idea was to make the best-tasting, smoothest tequila whose taste didn’t have to be covered up with salt or lime. So we did.

Casamigos, a small batch, ultra premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

Certified Gluten Free

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United States Declaration of Independence


United States Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer under British rule. Instead they formed a new nation—the United States of AmericaJohn Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was passed on July 2 with no opposing vote cast. A committee of five had already drafted the formal declaration, to be ready when Congress voted on independence. The term "Declaration of Independence" is not used in the document itself.

John Adams persuaded the committee to select Thomas Jefferson to compose the original draft of the document, which Congress would edit to produce the final version. The Declaration was ultimately a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The next day, July 3, John Adams wrote to his wifeAbigail: "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America." But the national birthday, Independence Day, is celebrated on July 4, the date that the Declaration of Independence was signed.

After ratifying the text on July 4, Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms. It was initially published as the printed Dunlap broadside that was widely distributed and read to the public. The source copy used for this printing has been lost, and may have been a copy in Thomas Jefferson's hand. Jefferson's original draft, complete with changes made by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, and Jefferson's notes of changes made by Congress, are preserved at the Library of Congress. The best known version of the Declaration, a signed copy that is popularly regarded as the official document, is displayed at the National Archives inWashington, D.C. This engrossed copy was ordered by Congress on July 19, and signed primarily on August 2.

The sources and interpretation of the Declaration have been the subject of much scholarly inquiry. The Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III, and by asserting certain natural and legal rights, including a right of revolution. Having served its original purpose in announcing independence, references to the text of the Declaration were few in the following years.Abraham Lincoln made it the centerpiece of his rhetoric (as in the Gettysburg Address of 1863), and his policies. Since then, it has become a well-known statement on human rights, particularly its second sentence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

This has been called "one of the best-known sentences in the English language", containing "the most potent and consequential words in American history". The passage came to represent a moral standard to which the United States should strive. This view was notably promoted by Abraham Lincoln, who considered the Declaration to be the foundation of his political philosophy, and argued that the Declaration is a statement of principles through which the United States Constitution should be interpreted.

The United States Declaration of Independence inspired many other similar documents in other countries in the 18th and 19th centuries, spreading to the Low Countries, and then to the Caribbean, Spanish America, the Balkans, West Africa, and Central Europe in the decades up to 1848.

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Featured Tequila of the Month, TEQUILA AVION


OUR VISION
Avión was born from a love of tequila and its rich robust agave flavor. Founder Ken Austin embarked on a journey to fulfill his dream and create a tequila that would celebrate the highlands’ agave flavor. This led Ken to Jesus Maria, where the world’s best agave is grown and where the Lopez family lovingly manages the land.
THE JOURNEY
Together in collaboration Ken and the Lopez family spent years blending old-school tequila making techniques with a philosophy of never cutting corners and focusing on the art of creating tequila. Every step of the process works to preserve and enhance the natural, rich, roasted flavors of the Avión agave. This is Avión, which bartenders, consumers and experts describe as, quite simply, delicious.
VOTED WORLD’S
BEST TASTING
TEQUILA

In 2012, Avión was crowned “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” and “World’s Best White Spirit” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (the most prestigious competition for the spirits industry). Ranking #1 against all tequilas, vodkas, gins and white rums. Over 1400 spirit brands entered the competition.

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La Fogata has won many awards and gained numerous accolades from city, state and national press over the past 35 years, including:
  • Voted the Best Margarita in the annual 2014 Best of San Antonio, San Antonio Current
  • People’s Choice Award, Second Place, KLRN Wine Taste
  • City Guide San Antonio Best Margarita, Best Mexican Food
  • City Search Best Margarita, Romantic Dining, Mexican Food, Outdoor Dining, Date Spot
  • San Antonio’s Margarita Pour Off: so many awards that La Fogata retired from the competition!
  • San Antonio Express News Readers Choice Awards for Margaritas, Salsa, Outdoor Dining, To Take Out of Town Guests, Enchiladas, and Mexican Restaurant
  • Texas Monthly, “The 63 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die”
  • Texas Monthly, “Where to Find the Best Salsa”
  • San Antonio Magazine, Best Margarita, Reader’s Choice
  • San Antonio Express News, “Top Spots for Al Fresco Dining”
  • San Antonio Magazine, Best of the City, Queso, Chips and Salsa
  • The Current, “Best Of,” Fajitas, Patio, and Margaritas
  • Featured as “Texas Comfort Food” in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz
  • Southern Living, “Off the Eaten Path: Favorite Southern Dives and 150 Recipes that Made Them Famous” by Morgan Murphy, featuring La Fogata recipes for Cochinita Pibil, Enchiladas Verdes and Chiles Poblanos
  • San Antonio Classic Desserts by Helen Thompson & Janice Shay, featuring La Fogata’s Flan recipe and Abuela’s Coconut Flan
  • USA Today, San Antonio Mexican Best 10 List
  • WOAI-TV, Best Margaritas in San Antonio