Misleading Food Labels: Don’t Believe Everything You Read
Consumers are more health-conscious than ever before, so some food manufacturers are pulling out all the tricks to convince people to buy highly processed and unhealthy foods. Class action litigation against food and beverage companies hit a record high last year, as consumer advocates fight back against food labels that try to take advantage of consumers. What you read on the package may not be what’s inside.
San Antonio’s popular La Panadería named among best hot chocolate spots in US, Yelp says
Everyone — unless you’re the Grinch — loves a good cup of hot chocolate, but some people made it a point to highlight the restaurants with the best hot cocoa in the United States. One of those places is right here in San Antonio.
Aid official: Afghanistan's crises get 'progressively worse'
A senior international aid official says Afghanistan is being hit by multiple crises that are “progressively getting worse,” with drought, economic collapse and displacement all pushing the population into catastrophic hungerwashingtonpost.com
These San Antonio schools are offering free lunches all summer
Several school districts in the San Antonio area will continue to serve free meals to students who need them during the summer period. Comal Independent School DistrictGrab-and-go meals will be provided via curbside at five campuses in the school district throughout June. East Central Independent School DistrictThroughout June, meal service will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. San Antonio Independent School DistrictThe district will continue to provide free meals for students on Mondays through Fridays from May 29 to Aug. 7. Southside Independent School DistrictThe districts regular curbside meal service will close on May 22, but the summer meal service will begin May 27.
Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts for a week
SAN ANTONIO Any doughnut free now thats something to cheer you up. Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnuts from June 1-5 in a weeklong celebration of National Doughnut Day. Participating locations will offer one free doughnut per customer per day. Thats why this year, were changing National Doughnut Day to National Doughnut Week," the chain says online. Read alsoClass of 2020 grads can win free Torchys Tacos for a yearBurger Map: Take a tour of San Antonio burger joints
KFC is testing a new chicken sandwich
(CNN) -- Dont count out the colonel in the chicken sandwich wars. KFC has begun testing a new, premium chicken sandwich in Orlando, Florida. With the aptly titled "KFC Chicken Sandwich," KFC is testing an extra crispy chicken filet placed on a buttered brioche bun and topped with pickles and spicy or classic mayonnaise. KFC bemoaned that its chicken sandwich wasn't the best, Zahumensky admitted. In addition to the McChicken, it tested out another crispy chicken sandwich with a potato roll in two US cities earlier this year.
Texas Eats Ep. 18 : Wild about Food at the SA Zoo
KSATs David Elder has embarked on a new adventure called Texas Eats, an hour-long show that airs on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on KSAT 12, KSAT.com and our streaming app. Watch the eighteenth episode and learn what your favorite wild animals eat at the San Antonio Zoo! Related links to this weeks episode are listed below:Texas Eats Contest: San Antonio ZooOfficial Contest Rules: Texas Eats - San Antonio ZooPast Texas Eats episodes are here:SA Rodeo EatsCentral Texas BBQTex-Mex in San AntonioTexas German food in New BraunfelsAll things brunchBeer, wings and more: Getting ready for the big gameTexas Eats Ep. Viewers can catch Texas Eats on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m., or on the KSAT-TV Livestream app available on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and most smart TVs, as well as on KSAT.com, and KSATs YouTube channel. Follow Texas Eats on Facebook and Instagram.
San Antonios Chicken N Pickle opens pickleball courts, sets grand opening date
SAN ANTONIO Theres always something to do in San Antonio and now theres a new entertainment venue - Chicken N Pickle. The grand opening isnt coming until June 8, according to a press release but Chicken N Pickle, located at 5215 UTSA Boulevard, recently opened its pickleball courts for limited hours. Chicken N Pickle will slowly unveil its restaurant in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, according to a press release. Chicken N Pickle chef-driven restaurant options (Chicken N Pickle)The new entertainment venue will bring more than 150 jobs to the area and anyone seeking employment can apply online here. We are excited that Chicken N Pickle has chosen San Antonio as the site of its third location, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in early March.
Whataburger now delivering right to your doors in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO Whataburger is making it easier for San Antonians to satisfy their burger cravings. While delivery has been available through third-party delivery sites like Postmates and Favor, Whataburger says this is the first time meals can be ordered directly through them. A Whataburger spokesperson said the service rollout began this week in select cities. San Antonio, which is home to Whataburgers headquarters, is one of the first cities to see the feature. While restaurants are allowed to open their dining rooms under capacity limits, Whataburger has stuck to curbside pickup, drive-thru and delivery.
Reports: Blue Bell employee who works at Brenham creamery tests positive for COVID-19
BRENHAM, Texas An employee at Blue Bells Brenham Creamery has tested positive for COVID-19, according to company officials. Blue Bell notified employees who worked closely with the person who tested positive and the creamery is being deep-cleaned and disinfected, according to NBCDFW. Officials with Blue Bell released a statement to ABC13 that says, in part, we work hard every day to maintain a clean and safe environment. We will remain uncompromising in our preventive sanitation and safety programs in all of our locations and have implemented additional safety measures to fight COVID-19.KSAT has reached out to Blue Bell for comment. Blue Bell made headlines earlier this month as well in connection with the 2015 listeria outbreak.
WATCH: President Trump to deliver remarks on supporting nations farmers, ranchers, food supply chain
Published: May 19, 2020, 9:09 am Updated: May 19, 2020, 11:13 amSAN ANTONIO President Donald Trump will speak about supporting farmers, ranchers and food supply workers during the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday morning. Trump will deliver his remarks around 10 a.m. at the White House. The meat industry specifically has seen a large impact during the COVID-19 crisis. According to the Associated Press, U.S. meat exports are surging even as the industry is struggling to meet domestic demand because of coronavirus outbreaks at processing plants. In Texas, a surge of new COVID-19 cases was reported this week after a response team was sent to Amarillo to contain a growing spread at meat-packing plants.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program to provide $1 billion in food benefits to some Texas families
SAN ANTONIO The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) will provide money to eligible families with children that have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals, according to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). These guidelines are the same as SNAP benefits. Map: Where San Antonio-area students can find free school meals during closuresEven if a childs school is providing meals, families who receive SNAP benefits are still eligible for P-EBT. These families will receive P-EBT benefits on their current Lone Star Card by May 22. (This includes families who received SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020 and have children under 5 and between 19 and 21.)
Texas Eats Ep. 17: Wild about Food
KSATs David Elder has embarked on a new adventure called Texas Eats, an hour-long show that airs on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on KSAT 12, KSAT.com and our streaming app. Watch the seventeenth episode, as David Elder takes you on a wild, Texas-Style safari with exciting animals and delicious food! Related links to this weeks episode are listed below:'Texas Eats sweepstakes: Natural Bridge Wildlife RanchOfficial Contest Rules: Texas Eats Sweepstakes - Natural Bridge Wildlife RanchPast Texas Eats episodes are here:SA Rodeo EatsCentral Texas BBQTex-Mex in San AntonioTexas German food in New BraunfelsAll things brunchBeer, wings and more: Getting ready for the big gameTexas Eats Ep. Viewers can catch Texas Eats on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m., or on the KSAT-TV Livestream app available on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and most smart TVs, as well as on KSAT.com, and KSATs YouTube channel. Follow Texas Eats on Facebook and Instagram.
San Antonio bar owners worry many bars wont survive the shutdown, believe theres a way to open safely now
SAN ANTONIO Two San Antonio bar owners estimate that nearly a third of local bars and nightclubs will never reopen, even when the restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted. Shes optimistic that her business will survive, but says she knows many other bar owners are not as fortunate. Were seeing small businesses going into a record amount of debt trying to stay open.Bars in San Antonio were forced to close when San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued an emergency declaration on March 18. He said his 30% estimate on bar closures could be worse if bars cannot reopen for another month or two. We have submitted a plan to the governor through the Texas Restaurant Association called The Texas Bar Promise and a safety plan through the Texas Bar and Nightclub Alliance.
Texas bars will Turn up the Lights Friday night in solidarity
SAN ANTONIO Some San Antonio bars will turn on their lights on Friday night but they wont be for customers. Theyre participating in an initiative by the Texas Bar and Nightclub Alliance called Turn up the Lights" which encourages bar owners and employees to turn on their lights and music from 6 to 10 p.m. to show community members that theyre still there and are eager to reopen. "We just really look forward to safely serving our friends again like we have the past 10 years.Martindale and Newman spoke to Steve Spriester Thursday about a statewide plan to open bars safely. Until the crisis is over, KSAT News is stepping in to try and separate the facts from the fiction surrounding the new coronavirus. Facts can fight fear, and in times like this KSAT wants to do more, because you should expect it.
The ultimate San Antonio barbecue map
SAN ANTONIO If San Antonio wasn't on the barbecue map before, it should be now. Over the past couple of years, San Antonio has started to get noticed for its barbecue in places like 2M Smokehouse, but places like The Barbecue Station have been serving San Antonio for many years. While there is nothing wrong with Rudys and Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, the map below features more than 30 barbecue joints in the San Antonio-area that you should try. Visit one or visit all - this map will help guide you and satisfy your barbecue craving. *Please note that some of these locations may have temporarily closed or have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic.