Top 10 Avocado Tries

Don’t know if you heard, but National Avocado Day is finally here! This special day started back in 2015, as California was experiencing the peak of its avocado season. According the Hass Avocado Board, the consumption of avocados has quadrupled since the year 2000. In 2015, approximately 4.25 billion avos were consumed nationwide (that’s avo-crazy)!

We’re very excited to partake in the celebrations of this super food by looking at Frontdesk Guidebook favorites. Keep reading for some avo-mazing tries.

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Charlotte, NC

Located in the Plaza Midwood disctric of Charlotte, NC is The Common Market. A tasty avo try would be the Greens N Stuff, that includes egg, avocado, baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, Swiss cheese, and veganaise. To go along with National Avocado Day, they’re offering a wine tasting event. 

Columbus, OH

In the German Village area of Columbus, Ohio is Hangover Easy. This special spot has every meal cure thought possible. We suggest the classic go-to Avocado Toast, that includes wheat toast with smashed avocado, and topped with two over eggs and fresh pico de gallo.

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Indianapolis, IN

Downtown Indianapolis, IN is home to Hedge Row. Their original Pork Carnitas recipe includes roasted tomatillo salsa, avocado, red cabbage, and jalapeno for an extra kick.

Dallas, TX

Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop in Deep Ellum of Dallas, TX is known for some great burgers. A great alternative for the veggie lovers visiting is the Veggie Bun ME, that includes gilled mushrooms, avocado, roasted red peppers, cucumber, carrot slaw, cilantro, thinly-sliced jalapeno with garlic mayo on a warm baguette.

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Tampa, FL

The Blind Tiger Cafe located in Downtown Tampa whips up a fresh A.L.T (can you guess what’s on it). It has avocado, lettuce, tomato, layered between house made sriracha aioli, and is served between pressed Cuban bread.

St.Louis, MO 

In Grand Center of St. Louis is Turn Restaurant. This interesting spot offers a classic with a twist. Try out the Arepa; on a corn cake with chorizo, over easy eggs, avocado, cheddar, and chili verde. 

St.Petersburg, FL 

A quirky indoor/outdoor in St. Pete is 2nd and Second. This classic American diner is located in the heart of St.Petersburg and offers Baked Avocado and Egg. 

Milwaukee, WI

Close to Frontdesk home is Hi Hat Garage. A perfect meal to celebrate this national holiday is their Bravocado, made with fresh avocado, goat cheese, mixed greens, garlic aioli, on sourdough (you can add chicken or bacon if you like).

San Antonio, TX 

The Original Blanco Cafe is a Downtown San Antonio favorite. Visitors should come by and share the Avocado Platter appetizer. Avo for all!

A Day on the San Antonio River Walk

People come from all over the world to stroll the famous San Antonio River Walk. The 15-mile loop is located just below street level and flows off of the San Antonio River. Visitors come to see the sights that the River Walk has to offer; but there is more to do than just look around. This FREE attraction also offers a great deal of places to grab a bite to eat, drink, shop, and much more. There’s a reason why almost 13 million people visit the urban waterway each year. 

The Visionary Behind it All

Who designed the San Antonio River Walk?

The River Walk was designed to mirror the vision that architecht R. H. H. Hugman had for San Antonio. A born and bred San Antonian, the city decided to honor Hugman’s vision by placing historical plaques along the River Walk that present informative facts and pictures for visitors to learn from, with a tour available so you can experience it all. The tour is offered as a self-tour, audio tour, and a walking tour making it a great option for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of the Riverwalk. 

Top 7 Things to Do Along the Riverwalk

Take a River Walk Barge Tour

The easiest and most relaxing way to tour the San Antonio River Walk is by boat. The barge travels along a 2.5-mile route and allows visitors to see sights such as the statue of St. Anthony of Padua, the Alamo, the second tallest free-standing tower in the United States, and one of the most famous courthouses in Texas.

The barge tour also offers an additional 1.3 miles that takes you through the Museum Reach. There is a boat landing at the San Antonio Museum of Art where tourists can get out and see breathtaking views, including the Grotto, created by San Antonio artist Carlos Cortes.