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Old 08-30-2013, 07:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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First off, let me thank everyone for all your guidance over the last six months or so while I've gone from exploring options to actually making the move. The advice and information here has been invaluable.

I have just finished my first week in town and there are several things I have noticed. I'll start by saying I'm convinced more and more each day that I've made the right decision for me and my family (although they won't be joining me until December).

1) The traffic here does back up a bit in spots, but it is still a vast improvement over where I came from (SF Bay Area). That said, I am certainly looking forward to seeing what it's like once they get the 1604 project done between Bandera & 151. Yes, I realize it will be awhile. Still...I'm optimistic. If any of you want to know what true frustration is all about, do a Google search on CA Hwy 4. That's the mess I've dealt with for the last dozen years.

2) Apparently the weather gods knew I was coming and wanted to break me in gently. It's actually not been too bad this week. Although getting in my car at 7am and seeing 80 degrees is going to take some getting used to. Still...I love it!

3) Who the heck is this Billy Bob guy and does anyone actually buy beds from him? Good lord what an obnoxious ad campaign LOL

NOW: I need help with a few things. 1, where is the best place for window tint? I hear the Mother's ads but I have no idea if they do quality work or not. 2, what are your favorite Tex-Mex and BBQ spots? 3, where can I find a GREAT barber (not a stylist, a BARBER) near Alamo Ranch or Westover Hills?

All in all...I LOVE your city and I am truly enjoying the process of making it my own. I can't wait for my wife and daughter to get here so they can explore with me.

Thanks again!

-Bradford
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm so glad you're having s positive experience!

(I can't answer any of your questions - sorry!)
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Welcome to SA. Once you get settled in you can always find other ways to get around the traffic hotspots here.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:47 PM
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Billy Bob's sells a metric ton of beds. Bbq...the Big Bib on Austin Highway. Tex Mex try Perico's on Bandera. Barber...look for Danny at Leon Valley Barber Shop straight down Grissom. Welcome to San Antonio (although I'm in Dallas)
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Billy Bob's is a good place to buy a bed. The ads are obnoxious and the store is junky-looking, but the beds are a good price and there are some better-quality onesd.

Mother's is fine for window tint. I had a bad experience with them installing a car alarm for me, but their tint will generally last the life of the vehicle.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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I enjoy 2 Bros Brothers BBQ and Augies. The Big Bib is great also. For Tex-Mex I like Tito's in Southtown, affordable and close to my house. I've never really had any bad Tex-Mex here in town, but everyone has their own personal preference.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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There is SO much to love and enjoy in this city...certainly glad you got to enjoy/taste sine if it,,,,
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Boerne, Texas
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Welcome to San Antonio!

I think the low temps were pretty warm the last few days compared to the couple previous weeks (and hotter during the day), so you should be loving it when we start to see the temperatures go down in a few weeks. October to December offer incredible weather too.

For BBQ, go to Rudy's (in Leon Springs - the original, not chain location), Two Bros BBQ, The Granary (at lunch) or the Smoke Shack food truck at 410 and Nacogdoches.

For Tex-Mex, everyone has different favorites, but mine are La Fogata, La Hacienda de Los Barrios, Rosario's, Acenar, Paloma Blanca and Soluna
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:43 PM
 
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For BBQ, go to Rudy's (in Leon Springs - the original, not chain location)
The original location is HORRIBLE!! They are the only location that freezes their meat. It's terrible when compared to ANY of the other locations.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Boerne, Texas
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The original location is HORRIBLE!! They are the only location that freezes their meat. It's terrible when compared to ANY of the other locations.
I have to disagree - I go to the original location regularly and have gone to several of the chain locations (including out of state) and Leon Springs has been consistently good for brisket and sausage while the others have always left something to be desired. I tend to stay away from their ribs and other meats. And who wants pre packaged sauce and sides like you see at the chain locations? I want it made in front of me, and I want to smell like smoke when I leave.
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