19. Pledge your allegiance
In addition to deciding if you prefer Lone Star or Shiner, there’s a host of other food-and-drink decisions to make, and make definitively. Whether you actually print a bracket or approach the process in a more casual fashion, you’re going to have to pick some winners in a few very important categories: Tex-Mex, chicken-fried steak, barbecue, and breakfast tacos to start. Rest assured that debates will arise, and you’ll need to have a firm and defensible stance regarding your take on our culinary landscape.
20. Enjoy a breakfast taco at Mi Tierra at 3am
When the bars close and you’re hungry and not quite ready to call it a night, you could hit the Jack in the Box drive-thru. Buy why on Earth would you do that, when Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia is poised and ready at any hour of the day or night to whip up some steak and eggs, or chilaquiles, or nearly a dozen varieties of breakfast tacos? It’s been a San Antonio tradition for locals and tourists alike since 1941.
21. Buy some okra
Or peaches, or kale, or organic body butter -- whatever is in season and catches your eye at one of Greater San Antonio’s many farmers markets. One of the biggest is held at Pearl every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine.