The third place we went to since starting our ice cream tour was Palatería San Antonio. We actually went here right after getting ice cream from Justin’s Ice Cream Company on the Riverwalk. Palatería San Antonio is also downtown so we decided we’d head there too since we don’t visit downtown very often.
Palatería San Antonio offers two types of paletas. You can choose from milk based or water based. Connor decided on Strawberries and Cream, JT picked Bubblegum, and I went with Coconut. The boys ended up getting a second popsicle because they really wanted to try Watermelon. They decided that they didn’t really care for the first ones they got but they loved the Watermelon.
We went back a second time about two months later because Connor wanted to get one of the watermelon paletas. When we got there, we noticed that we were walking in a different door. The inside had been expanded and now there is a small sitting area with a few tables and a cute popsicle stick wall. This is a great addition because the first time we went, we had to eat our popsicles super fast because they were melting quickly.
This time around I decided to try Blueberry Banana. This wasn’t an option the first time we went; Palatería San Antonio states that they change flavors regularly. I love coconut so I liked the coconut paleta I had the first time but Blueberry Banana was my favorite of the two.
So, if you’re in the area, make sure to check out Palatería San Antonio. The boys have declared the watermelon paletas as their all time favorite popsicle.
Our second stop on our ice cream adventure was Justin’s Ice Cream Company on the Riverwalk. We decided to try this one out because we went to the Hard Rock Café and this was right by it. The owner also used to be one of my mom’s middle school teachers and the boys thought that was cool so we wanted to include it.
Justin’s Ice Cream serves ice cream, gelato, sorbet, sherbet, and yogurt. The boys settled on cherry vanilla and strawberry. The cherry vanilla had big chunks of black cherries in it and Connor loved them. Connor and I liked JT’s strawberry ice cream, but he didn’t care for it.
If you’re heading to the San Antonio Riverwalk and want to get some ice cream, you might consider checking out Justin’s. We would try it again if we’re there.
Let us know if you’ve ever been to the Justin’s Ice Cream or if you have another favorite Riverwalk ice cream shop.
The boys and I started out on a mission to visit different ice cream places in and around San Antonio throughout the summer. We decided to start out at Brindle’s Awesome Ice Cream.
Brindle’s serves both ice cream and gelato. Connor loves gelato and I expected that’s what he would order. He actually ended up getting a sorbet and didn’t even try a sample of any of the gelatos. He ordered the Tropical Papaya sorbet and JT went with the Mango Tango sorbet. Connor said that he had actually wanted the Mango Tango, but since his brother ordered it, he went with something different. I had the Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler.
From left to right: Tropical Papaya, Mango Tango, and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler.
Connor actually ended up loving the Tropical Papaya even more than the Mango Tango. The boys were ready to order more when they were done and they normally don’t even finish their ice cream. I enjoyed my ice cream also. I decided to go with the Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler because the employee helping us recommended it. She also said it was one of the popular flavors at the time. I didn’t care for the chunks of peach that were in the ice cream because they didn’t really have any flavor but the ice cream itself was really good.
One of the things we noticed as we were eating our ice cream was that Brindles also serves ice cream tacos. We figured we would need to go back to try one of those. Another ice cream I’ve read about that I would love to try is their Azteca ice cream. We will back eventually but for now we have a lot more ice cream shops to try out. Our next stop is Justin’s Ice Cream.
I’m continuing on with San Antonio restaurants today. I found What’s Your Flavor? on Groupon and thought it sounded interesting. It’s not new. I just checked their Facebook page and apparently they’ve been open since 2012. It was completely new to us though.
What’s Your Flavor? is in a shopping center off 410 and Summit Parkway. The inside is small but there are also a few tables outside. The inside is also very bright and colorful. There are lime green picnic tables as well as some regular round tables I believe and on each table there is some sort of toy or activity for kids.
Their lunch menu consists mainly of sandwiches and hot dogs but they also have salads and Ramen soup. Besides their lunch items they also serve snacks, ice cream, and shaved ice. We actually ended up ordering 3 kid’s meal hot dogs. The regular hot dog combos come with two hot dogs and I only wanted one so they let me get a kid’s meal. Both the regular combos and the kid’s meals come with a fruit cup and a drink.
The fruit cup that day was cantaloupe and strawberries.
We also ordered ice cream. The boys had Waffle Bowl Sundaes and I had a Tropical Parfait.
The sundaes include two scoops of ice cream. Connor had mango for one; I don’t remember the other. He chose Oreos and rainbow sprinkles for his topping.
JT’s sundae was rainbow on the bottom with chocolate on the top and rainbow sprinkles.
My tropical parfait had vanilla ice cream with pineapple, coconut, and banana.
Overall the hot dogs here were fine, just like any other hot dogs I would say. We did just get regular hot dogs though and they do offer several different options. The star of our meal was definitely the ice cream and there are so many combinations to choose from. What I really liked about What’s Your Flavor? is that it was bright, colorful, very kid friendly and affordable as well.
Last month it occurred to me that while I’ve written about restaurants in other cities I’ve never written about any of the ones here where we live. So, I have decided to change that and I’m starting off with Urban Bricks Pizza Company.
Urban Bricks Pizza opened up last month at The Rim. I was really excited when I heard about this place because it sounded very similar to a pizza place we ate in Kansas City that we loved. The concept is to build your own pizza. You go through the line and pick your crust, sauce, cheese, toppings, and drizzle. You can also choose one of their foundation pizzas rather than build your own. The price is also really reasonable at $7.99 a pizza for unlimited toppings.
We made our own pizzas.
The boys had a simple pepperoni pizza with tomatoes on half.
What I love about this pizza is the thin crispy crust, charred spots, and of course the great taste. The pizza also cooks up really fast so there is minimal waiting. We’ve been twice so far and will definitely be going back again.