Chef Johnny Hernandez on why Day of the Dead is an important Mexican tradition
SAN ANTONIO – Earlier in the week, we had a chance to talk to Chef Johnny Hernandez about this year’s Day of the Dead River Parade and the meaning behind the Day of the Dead. You can watch our full interview with Chef Hernandez in the video player above. RELATED: WATCH: 2020 Day of the Dead River Walk parade
Day of the Dead cocktail available at La Gloria restaurants
SAN ANTONIO – Chef Johnny Hernandez shares their signature Day of the Dead cocktail with Jen Tobias-Struski. The “Alebrije” cocktail is available from now through November 2nd at all La Gloria locations. The colors represent the brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with invention of the term, originated with Mexico City cartonero Pedro Linares. Click here for more on La Gloria.
As seen on SA Live - Thursday, October 29, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today on SA Live, how did we get SNL alum Chris Kattan’s high school yearbook photos? pic.twitter.com/8peh8Tyfws — SA Live (@SALiveKSAT) October 29, 2020Guess which SA Live cast member went to high school with Chris Kattan from “Saturday Night Live”! La Gloria chef Johnny Hernandez shakes up the Day of the Dead San Antonio signature “alebrije” cocktail with Jen. Rush shares a few of his top spooky spots in San Antonio, along with the scariest place he’s even been. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
WATCH: 2020 Day of the Dead River Walk parade
A large River Walk parade, full of floating barges with lights and “ofrendas” or offerings for the dead, is traditionally how San Antonio celebrates. This year in San Antonio, the celebration will be done virtually and viewers will be able to experience San Antonio’s Day of the Dead River Walk Parade from the comfort of their homes. (Day of the Dead River Walk Parade barges 2020/La Gloria/KSAT)Chef Johnny Hernandez and La Gloria, H-E-B, Toyota and KSAT-12 are proud to present the San Antonio Day of the Dead River Parade 2020 this Friday at 8 p.m. This special production was recorded earlier this month in the middle of the night on the River Walk. No crowds were allowed to line the River Walk as in years past to view the parade and no one could even be made aware that the traditional river parade was occurring.
Day of the Dead San Antonio rolls out Instagram filter, augmented reality
SAN ANTONIO – Celebrate and remember this year with educational animated catrinas brought to you by Day of the Dead San Antonio! Chef Johnny Hernandez tells David Elder all about it. You can find out more about the animated catrinas here. KSAT will host a Day of the Dead virtual event on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m.Find more Day of the Dead stories on KSAT.com:
As seen on SA Live - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today on SA Live — Fall is here and we share a few ways to freshen up your home for the season and the movies to get you into the Halloween spirit with lifestyle expert Evette Rios. Check out the San Antonio Zoo, they have a great special for locals who want to check out Zoo Boo and we’ve got the experts showing you how to turn your pumpkins into a beautiful succulent garden from the San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society. For more information on Day of The Dead celebrations in San Antonio click here. SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Ways to celebrate Day of the Dead virtually in San Antonio this year
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio chef Johnny Hernandez explains how people can safely celebrate Day of the Dead virtually this year. KSAT will host a Day of the Dead virtual event on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m.Find more Day of the Dead stories on KSAT.com:
As seen on SA Live - Tuesday, October 13, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m. on SA Live, support local bubble tea! First, it’s Prime Day and we want to know, what kind of deals are you and your family always on the hunt for? 💸 Happy Prime Day! SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
25 influential Latinos in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio, a majority Hispanic city, has the fourth-largest Latino population in the United States. From chefs and political stars to entertainers, athletes and personalities bigger than the North Star Mall boots, here’s a look at 25 influential Latinos in San Antonio, in no particular order. Marina Gonzales: The former CEO of Child Advocates San Antonio is now the new president and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Her resume also includes serving as the Chief of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Division at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and now is the 2020 Chairwoman for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Erika Prosper Nirenberg: Currently the first lady of San Antonio, Nirenberg has blazed her own path here in San Antonio and is influential to many.
Maverick Plaza transformation at La Villita planned to begin this year
SAN ANTONIO Editors note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. The city of San Antonio is seeking design approval for the redevelopment of Maverick Plaza at La Villita, a project that has been proposed for several years. The citys public works department aims to completely rehabilitate the plaza, removing the tree-lined portion west of South Alamo Street to make room for three restaurants, along with many other modifications and improvements. Chef Johnny Hernandez and Grupo La Gloria previously signed on to develop three restaurants for the plaza. Read more on this story and see more photos at the San Antonio Business Journal.
From market to margarita trucks, Chef Johnny Hernandez reinvents businesses during pandemic
On Thursday, Chef Johnny Hernandez announced a new culinary vision as he rolled out a fleet of margarita trucks to deliver alcoholic beverages and food across the city. This isn’t the first time in the past couple of months Hernandez has had to reinvent his business structure to keep it going. Chef Johnny Hernandez rolling out new margarita trucks in San Antonio“Many of us are trying to figure out and having to evaluate our concepts,” Hernandez said. “There’s so much, you know, to deal with right now, but we’re taking it in stride,” Hernandez said. “We’re trying not to get too stressed out, trying not to wear ourselves out, trying not to get sick.”The margarita trucks are an idea Hernandez and his staff have been working on for over a month.
Chef Johnny Hernandez rolling out new margarita trucks in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Chef Johnny Hernandez is trying out a new culinary concept. In a press release Thursday, La Gloria announced the launch of Margarita Trucks. La Gloria to reopenBeginning today, the trucks will deliver La Gloria’s signature margaritas and assorted menu items right to your door. The first truck to roll out will only service within a three-mile radius of Crockett Park in downtown San Antonio but by June additional trucks will be available around the city. “Our Margarita Trucks are another fun and creative way to adapt to the ever-changing business landscape,” said Hernandez said.
Elder Eats: Blackened red snapper taco recipe
SAN ANTONIO – Try this quick and tasty blackened red snapper fish taco recipe, crafted by David Elder of Elder Eats! In a bowl, mix the sriracha and ranch dressing until you reach your desired spice and flavor. Slice the red snapper filet into five smaller filets and place in a plastic freezer zipper bag. Assembly:Place the corn tortillas on a plate and spoon about a tablespoon of the sriracha ranch onto each one. Cover the fish in another spoonful of sriracha ranch and top with pico de gallo.