No. 6 Embrace the Tropical
Borrow styles, sips and bites from our near neighbors along the equator.
A summer in San Antonio can feel downright tropical, so we’re borrowing styles, sips and bites from our near neighbors along the equator to survive and even enjoy the summer months in comfort and style. First and foremost, let’s talk cocktails. Nothing cools and relaxes like a great south of the border concoction, and Pearl boasts some of the most creative cocktail programs in the city. Try La Gloria’s El Cantarito or La Cazuela, or Nao’s new takes on Latin American classics like pisco sours, a caiphirinia and classic northern Mexico style margaritas. Arcade Midtown Kitchen, Cured and Blue Box Bar all make use of the summer seasonal bounty from the farmers market to offer creative concoctions sure to cool and delight. Another factor that the equatorial class has down is cool summer styles. Check out handmade Colombian and Mexican hats at Melissa Guerra, guayaberas made from the best fabrics at Dos Carolinas, a wide variety of stylish summer sandals from LeeLee and beautiful hand-dyed shawls from Ten Thousand Villages and The Tiny Finch. And don’t forget, the antidote to hot weather is hot and spicy food (sweating cools you down!). Check out Nao’s extensive Latin American menu, La Gloria’s classic Mexican street fare and Arcade Midtown Kitchen’s spicy take on Americana classics.