Tanji Patton

City Story: Tanji Patton

Exec Producer & Host of Goodtaste.tv

Enthusiastic, adventurous, optimistic, fun loving...

San Antonio, probably the most beloved city in the state by folks all over the country. With more than 25 years as a journalist in San Antonio, I’ve had too many amazing experiences to say there’s one favorite. I have tasted the colorful flavors of many secret recipes and also heard the real stories of many inspiring natives. This city won my heart years ago.

One thing all of the experiences have in common—the people.  I love the personality of this city…the diversity, the culture, the history and the over-the-top friendly folks. And yes, the FANTASTIC Mexican food.

 

About Me

Describe yourself in 5 words or less: Enthusiastic, adventurous, optimistic, fun loving

How long have you lived in SA? Approximately 36 yrs

Favorites:

  • Restaurant: I have many – some include Boudro’s, Sushihana, Thai Dee, Piatti’s, Silo’s, Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar
  • Bar/Nightlife: Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar
  • Cultural Spot: Witte Museum
  • Attraction: The San Antonio Missions, Pearl
  • Shopping: La Cantera & the San Marcos Premium Outlets

The River Walk is such a gem. A Prickly Pear Margarita at Boudro’s with some of their famous table-side guacamole is not to be missed. A romantic dinner at The Fig Tree is perfect for very special occasions. There’s so much to take in…the colors, the sounds and, of course, the flavors.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find another American city with such a deep-rooted historical presence that also feels new and vibrant. The Pearl is a perfect example, a spot that melds the historic past with an exciting future. This is truly a must-do visit when you’re in San Antonio.

There are plenty of wonderful dining spots at Pearl. My go-to is Cured, housed in a welcoming, warm and cozy 100 year old building. The wine list is thoughtful, the cocktails on point and the charcuterie boards are beyond amazing. Don’t miss the brunch menu!

In my travels working on Goodtaste.tv, it’s universal. When folks hear that I live in San Antonio, they say, ‘Ahhhh, I love San Antonio.’ I do too!

Pictures along the way

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