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City Guide 2014

Living On the Cheap … In Alamo Heights

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Chester's Hamburgers
1006 NE Loop 410

While Cappy’s may have the best burger in Alamo Heights, it’s also north of 16 freaking dollars. Chester’s, on the other hand, cranks out a lauded green chili cheeseburger for $6.29, and that’s one of the most expensive things on the menu. You can nosh on one in an atmosphere that seems not to have been updated since the 1980s (save the giant-screen TV) and enjoy one of more than 200 right-priced beers (domestics start at $2.49, imports $2.99). To really pack in the calories, round out your meal with exemplary onion rings and a honest-to-goodness chocolate malt.

416 Austin Highway,

I recently learned that, as long as you’re not sketchy about it, you can pass a lot of time just gawking at Spacetone’s sweet collection of vintage guitars, basses and some super cute ukuleles. From a 1965 Fender Mustang to a mahogany Martin, you don’t have to be a player to appreciate these beauts. If you get inspired, the store does have some models that won’t break the bank and also offers reasonably priced lessons from Grammy-winning musician Joe Reyes (perhaps better known to SA audiences for his work with Buttercup and Mitch Webb and the Swindles). Or you could just drop a 20-spot on one of the shop’s very cool logo T-shirts.

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