(Family Features) - If the words "Texas cooking" mean only barbecue and chili to you, then you're in for a culinary surprise. San Antonio serves up some local flavor that will leave your mouth watering for more.
Called "the northernmost city in Mexico," San Antonio is the home of the Alamo, the famous River Walk, a national basketball team - and a whole lot of good food. You'll find everything from Tex-Mex hangouts and French bistros to chili cook-offs and five-star restaurants.
San Antonio chefs have taken advantage of the region's fresh produce and wild game, as well as the cultural heritage, and created a big culinary buzz throughout the country.
Travel & Leisure magazine rates San Antonio as No. 2 in the country for ethnic food and affordable dining, as well as being a great destination for a family vacation.
And San Antonio finds very entertaining ways to celebrate its cuisine with fun festivals such as April's Fiesta San Antonio and the San Antonio New World Wine and Food Experience in November.
These recipes offer just a taste of what's cooking in San Antonio. For more about the city or to start planning a trip, go to www.visitsanantonio.com, or call 1-800-ALAMO-07 for your free San Antonio Travel & Leisure Guide.
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