September 23, 2022

Where to Find Chicken on a Stick and Other Party Favorites

Benjie’s Munch

(Center-North) It’s Fiesta all the time here thanks to chef Ben De los Santos. The daily menu includes buttermilk-dipped, fried chicken on a stick, 11.5-inch corn dog, cocoa barbacoa taco, candied jalapeño bacon cheeseburger, and keto-friendly quesadilla. 1218 Bitters Road, Ste. 107, benjiesmunch.com

Deco Pizzeria

(West, Medical Center) Before placing an order for your favorite pie, start the meal with fried pork skins or chicken on a stick, with the jalapeño at the end. Its specialty cocktails are also reminiscent of Fiesta staples, including Zarzamora, a lime-coconut drink with blackberry and dark rum. 1815 Fredericksburg Road; 2026 Babcock Road, Ste. 107, decopizza.com

Funnel Cake Fanatics

(Where is) This food truck specializes in gourmet funnel cake with toppings ranging from strawberries, powdered sugar and chocolate sauce to Oreo cookies, cheesecake pieces and chocolate vanilla ice cream. 12275 Potranco Rd, instagram.com/funnelcakefanatsicstx

Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant

(Schertz) Order the Fiesta plate for a taste of South Texas and try a cheese enchilada, classic chalupa and beef or chicken flautas, rice and a scoop of guacamole. 3820 FM 3009, Schertz, garciassmtx.com

Tuna

(Southtown) With 40 types of beer, including a daily special, you can enjoy a few without having to stack NIOSA cups in this cooler. Loaded fries are topped with bacon, fried jalapeños are stuffed with cream cheese, and chalupas are stuffed with guac, black beans, and roasted poblano cream. 100 Probandt Street, latunasa.com

Photo courtesy La Panaderia

The Panaderia

(Downtown, Alamo Heights, Northwest) Chocolate conchas and almond-tequila croissants are regular favorites, and the bakery also offers annual Fiesta specials, like its strawberry-and-cream-filled croissant smothered in sparkly Christmas-themed frosting. the Fiesta. New this year, the bakery will offer a Fiesta oreja and a 24-carat Champagne infused cheesecake, complete with edible gold leaf. 301 E. Houston St.; 8305 Broadway; 17030 Fiesta Texas Drive, Ste. 105, lapanaderia.com

Little Em’s Oyster Bar

(Southtown) Even if oysters on a half shell aren’t your style, head to this Southtown favorite for flavorful seafood, whether it’s a red snapper ceviche with mango and jalapeño or a yellow fin tuna tartare with avocado and micro-vegetables. 1001 S. Alamo Street, littleemsoysterbar.com

Pete’s Tako House

(Downtown) Order Pete’s Street Takos, five mini tacos served with grilled onions, cilantro and charro beans plus your choice of meat, for a restaurant version of the tacos you love from NIOSA. The downtown restaurant also serves chili con queso empanadas and quesadillas filled with chicken, beef, shrimp or vegetables. 502 Brooklyn Ave, petestakohouse.com

by Rosario

(Southtown, North Central) With their colorful decor and raucous atmosphere, you’ll feel like you’re at the Fiesta every time you’re in one of Lisa Wong’s restaurants. Opt for flautas or chorizo ​​quesadillas to get that street food vibe, consider a specialty drink like CocoRita, and don’t forget to finish the meal with traditional churros, served with sweet cream and Mexican chocolate. 910 S. Alamo Street; 9715 San Pedro Ave, rosariossa.com