Hospitality industry in San Antonio looking to hire; 2-day job fair begins Tuesday
San Antonio has a large hospitality industry with a countless number of hotels, restaurants and bars and as we continue to return to a sense of normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a huge need to fill jobs.
Mi Tierra, Beethoven Mannerchor on Texas' reopening weekend
With Texas open to 100 percent capacity, and a new mask mandate in place, we chat with two business leaders on how this played out during the first weekend. RELATED: San Antonio restaurateurs share lessons learned a year into COVID-19Pete Cortez of Mi Tierra and David Uhler of Beethoven Mannerchor will share how they've adjusted during the pandemic and how they're handling mask mandates. Join Madalyn Mendoza this morning at 11 a.m. on Facebook.com/MySA.mysanantonio.com
Where you can score 5-appetizer Super Botana pack, gallon margaritas
SAN ANTONIO – Can’t decide between quesadillas, poppers, chicken fingers, flautas and chips and dip for the game? Mi Familia at The Rim and Mi Tierra at Market Square have you covered with their Super Botana pack. Each Super Botana pack includes:6 beef quesadillas6 flautas5 chicken tenders8 poppersGuacamoleSalsaQuesoTortilla chipsDipsYou can pick up the pack to-go or order delivery via DoorDash for $27.95. To wash it all down, Mi Tierra and Mi Familia at The Rim also offer gallon margarita kits, too. To pre-order, call (210) 225-1262 or email email@example.com, and for more information visit the La Familia Cortez website.
Tamales kits available starting Friday at Mi Tierra + Mi Familia at The Rim
SAN ANTONIO – Want to make tamales but don’t want the hassle? Grab a tamalada kit from Mi Tierra and Mi Familia at The Rim this Friday and make them at home with your family - the easy way. The tamalada kits will be available beginning this Friday through Dec. 20. Each kit makes dozens of tamales and comes in both chicken and pork flavors. Watch the video above for tamales tips from none other than the 2020 Tamal Institute’s chef Cariño Cortez.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, August 21, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m. on SA Live, a wrestling star in the San Antonio area, a TV host tells us about his reality show premiere, Get Fit Friday and pizza comes to Historic Market Square! Share your side-by-side photos on the @SALiveKSAT Facebook and Twitter pages, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram! A brand new Elder Eats airs today with a new pizza spot at Historic Market Square! Or maybe just a city favorite spot that now offers pizza... Mi Tierra is serving up slices! Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, July 24, 2020
San Antonio – We’ve got plenty of cocktails, but don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the kids! It’s a fun Friday on SA Live! This weekend is also National Wine and Cheese Day so, we’re talking about a popular combo that has already sold out on originalhousewine.com and putting our wine and cheese knowledge to the test. SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, your smart TV or your smartphone.
Prickly Pear Pina Colada
SAN ANTONIO – The iconic Mi Tierra and brand new Mi Familia are back open and ready for summer. They’re serving the meals and cocktails that San Antonio loves. They’ve made some changes with COVID-19 but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the great tastes and recipes. They are highlighting the Pina Coladas, which include flavors like, strawberry, horchata, mango, and of course the traditional. If you want to see more of what they’re offering right now, check out their website or jus give them a visit.
Mi Tierra restaurant closes Friday after employee tests positive for COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – The iconic Mexican restaurant Mi Tierra closed Friday night after a team member tested positive for COVID-19. According to the restaurant’s Instagram account, the employee was last at the restaurant on Monday. Out of an abundance of caution, the restaurant closed temporarily so that it can be re-sanitized and to contact other team members who may need to be tested. “Fortunately, our daily protocol of temperature checking and completing a COVID-19 health survey for each team member has allowed us to make this an isolated issue. We will continue to require masks, encourage social distancing and regularly sanitize our dining rooms,” the post said.
Mi Tierra making big changes to keep customers safe as it prepares to reopen Wednesday
SAN ANTONIO – Some big changes are in store at Mi Tierra as staff members work to get the restaurant as clean as possible before reopening on Wednesday. Gerardo Carbajal, manager of Mi Tierra, said the building has been cleaned from top to bottom. "If you come to Mi Tierra, you see we're known for all the decorations and the culture that goes through the walls of Mi Tierra. Instead, customers will find a QR code, where they can access the menu through their smartphone. All these steps are to help protect customers in what the restaurant owners are calling the new normal.
Mi Tierra making big changes to keep customers safe as it prepares to reopen Wednesday
Mi Tierra making big changes to keep customers safe as it prepares to reopen WednesdayPublished: May 18, 2020, 6:24 pmSome big changes are in store at Mi Tierra as staff members work to get the restaurant as clean as possible before reopening on Wednesday.
Mi Tierra is selling ’Fiesta Survival Kits’ for the Fiesta-deprived
SAN ANTONIO – Mi Tierra is trying to console San Antonio by selling “Fiesta Survival Kits” after the city’s biggest party was postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. With Fiesta postponed to Nov. 5-15, La Familia Cortez Restaurants is offering meals at a time when the city would normally be preparing for the 11-day, citywide party. “The phrase ‘Fiesta responsibly’ has taken on a whole new meaning this year,” the restaurant group said in a news release. KSAT celebrates with rebroadcast of 2019 paradesAs a way to give locals a short break from the pandemic, KSAT12 will be rebroadcasting last year’s Fiesta parades on the days they would have occurred this year. Related:Community gallery: Show us your Fiesta wreathCommunity gallery: Show us your Fiesta hatsCommunity gallery: Show us your past Fiesta medalsMi Tierra opens new pop-up shop at The RimCheck out more Fiesta coverage at ksat.com/fiesta.
Mi Tierra opens new pop-up shop at The Rim
A local restaurant that has been selling household essentials amid the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new pop-up shop on the North Side. Mi Familia De Mi Tierra pop-up shop is now open at The Rim. The shop will offer an array of items like toilet paper, fresh produce, sanitizing wipes and more. (Mi Tierra pop-up shop) (KSAT)Operation hours for the shop are the same as the Mi Mercado pop-up shop. The shops are open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.(Mi Tierra pop-up shop) (KSAT)
One stop grocery shop
SAN ANTONIO – Mi Tierra is offering an alternative to grocery stores. They have made their own pop-up grocery store, with curbside delivery! Some of the items they are offering include fresh tortillas, and “party packs” at the bar. If you want more information on Mi Tierra and the services they are offering, check out their website.
These Locally Owned Eateries Offer Takeout, Delivery, and Groceries
San Antonios restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, and bars are facing the coronavirus challenge with quick pivots in their business models. Still others have switched to offer online ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery services. CoffeeThough in-house caf service is shuttered, many coffee companies are offering pickup and delivery of beans. Disclosure: Espada Coffee is owned by Alex Rivard, son of Rivard Report Publisher and Editor Robert Rivard. The Pearl and La Familia Cortez Restaurants, owner of Mi Tierra, are Rivard Report business members.therivardreport.com
Country Star Jon Pardi Dined at Mi Tierra, Jammed With Mariachis After San Antonio Concert
After his Wednesday night performance in San Antonio, Jon Pardi did as tourists do. "Other social media posts even show Pardi jamming with the musicians, singing as they played their instruments.OK, Jon Pardi, you're invited to la carne asada. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
0.5K, a ‘fun-(not)-run,’ taking place at Market Square for National Margarita Day
SAN ANTONIO – National Margarita Day is a day for slow-sipping. To honor the chill holiday, La Familia Cortez, the family behind Mi Tierra, La Margarita and Pico de Gallo, is hosting a Margarita Y Musica 0.5K at Market Square on Saturday. The family is calling it a “fun-(not)-run,” and that’s because a short stroll will lead to five mini-margaritas from each La Familia Cortez restaurant. Where to grab a margarita in San Antonio on National Margarita DayTicket prices are $25 for one runner or $40 for two, and they can be purchased online. Packets, including a race map, can be picked up starting at 4 p.m. at La Margarita, 120 Produce Row.
LeBron James, Danny Green, other Lakers players hit up Mi Tierra after win against Spurs
SAN ANTONIO – First, it was the Lakers’ (unfortunate) win against the Spurs, then, it was “TACO TUESDAY" at Mi Tierra. That was the post-game celebration for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after the team beat the Silver and Black 114-104. A Twitter video posted by user @Ooh_rhiann shows James, ex-Spur Danny Green, other Lakers players and their entourage at Mi Tierra in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. LeBron James and fellow Lakers party at San Antonio bar after win“TACO TUESDAY," James yells, seemingly at the top of his lungs, as the group leaves the iconic Tex-Mex eatery. LeBron’s big fourth quarter leads Lakers past struggling SpursA hostess who answered the phone at Mi Tierra early Tuesday morning confirmed that Lakers players dined at the Market Square restaurant after midnight.
La Familia Cortez Opening First Restaurant Outside Market Square This Month
La Familia Cortez, the multigenerational restaurant group behind local dining destinations like Mi Tierra and La Margarita, will open its fifth restaurant Mi Familia de Mi Tierra in The Rim on Tuesday, November 19. A Mariachi Bar, like the one found at Mi Tierra, will also offer craft cocktails, beers, live music and arts programming.This is the family's first full-service restaurant to open outside Market Square. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
ZZ Top Frontman Billy Gibbons Named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Ford Holiday River Parade
click to enlarge Facebook / Billy F. GibbonsZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Ford Holiday River Parade. And given the blues-guitar god's professed affinity for San Antonio, it makes sense he'd eventually get his chance.In as interview, Gibbons declared Tex-Mex one of his fave cuisines, namedropping San Antonio's beloved Mi Tierra and Acenar as some of the best places to eat in Texas. A 2015article even outed the "Sharp Dressed Man" as a shopper at Penner's, downtown SA's legendary vato outfitter.But fans of Texas tunes take note: Gibbons won't be the only legendary Lone Star musician taking part in this year's parade.The 2.5 mile route will include floats depicting Texas musicians and include appearances by conjunto pioneer Flaco Jimenez, four-time Grammy winner Jimmy Vaughan of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, pioneering Chicano soul artist Sunny Ozuna, La Familias Little Joe and three-time Austin Music Award winner Patricia Vonne, among others.The River Parade is scheduled for Monday, November 29, so you've got plenty of time to plan.sacurrent.com
RECIPE: Pecan Praline Crepes
SAN ANTONIO – National Pecan Praline Day falls on Saturday, June 24, this year. To celebrate, Mi Tierra Cafe and Bakery is sharing their iconic recipe for Pecan Praline Crepes. The Pecan Praline is the number one-selling item at Mi Tierra's bakery. For more information on Mi Tierra and how to order gift baskets of pecan pralines, visit their website, or stop in to try their Pecan Praline Crepes. For the GarnishIngredients:1 cup of candied or pecan praline choppedSliced StrawberriesCajeta or Chocolate SauceDirections:Roll each crepe and fill with the whipped cream mixture.