Quick Bites: Meatopia, Dia De Los Muertos and Home Brewing

Pan de Muerto Horno Mision San Jose

This weekend has quite a lot of things going on. The collision of Meatopia and Dia De Los Muertos means that there is a lot to offer – on to the Quick Bites!

  • With Dia de los Muertos running through tomorrow, you still have time to get your pan de muerto, or “dead bread.” This Mexican pastry is available at most of the panaderias around town, but be sure to call ahead because many of the bakeries are out of stock. The place that I got lucky at was Horno Mision San José on General McMullen (there are also several other locations around town). The bones on top of the bread symbolize the departed and the small circle a teardrop for the sadness of them no longer being in this world. I liked this version in particular because of the nice citrus taste and soft dough.
Pan de Muerto Horno Mision San Jose

Typically you have to order your pan de muerto in advance, but try calling Horno Mision San José to see if they have any.

  • Speaking of Dia de los Muertos, if you are looking to celebrate beyond the cemetery you might want to check at Muertos Fest at La Villita. Filled with art, processionals and music, this free event looks to be a ton of fun!

Muertos Fest 2013

Meatopia San Antonio 2013

  • Have you always wanted to learn how to brew your own beer but didn’t know how to get started? The San Antonio Cerveceros are here to help with their 5th annual Teach a Friend to Home Brew event in King William. Stop by 401 King William St. from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and learn the ins and outs of making your own beer from the experts at this free event!

Teach Friend Home Brew 2013

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Living in San Antonio since 2005, Garrett enjoys going around town looking for the perfect enchiladas.