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There are many restaurant guides in print, but this one loses the often snarky tones and flippant comments of entertainment writers, replacing the effulgence of style with clean information and an organization of same that works. These aren't just writers gassing on about restaurants, these are food experts who can write. Best of all, their guide covers San Antonio and the Hill Country, so this one's for you. Bonnie Walker has been editing and freelancing food and wine reviews for 17 years and has a background in both journalism (Express-News among others) and the culinary arts (Culinary Institute of America). It shows. John Griffin is a food, wine, and travel writer who also attended the CIA; both have traveled widely, and judged many competitions. Suffice it to say they have some cred in the biz. Together they are the founders of Savor SA, an online journal devoted to all things food in San Antonio. While other guides follow the usual restaurant categories (Italian, Chinese, Pizza, etc.), The Food Lovers' Guide to San Antonio includes multiple ways to go on the search. Restaurants are organized alphabetically by location (Downtown/Southtown, Far North, and the like) instead of preparation style. Added benefits are listings for landmarks, foodie faves, maps, food trucks, cooking schools, and a foodie calendar of events. Like their online zine, it's not just about paying to sit down to dinner. It's all about food here and now in SA. As journalists, they know how fast information changes (especially in the volatile restaurant world) so they've given some tips on how to stay current, listing the daily newspaper, their own journal, and the Current. Smart cookies.

Food Lovers' Guide to San Antonio

By John Griffin and Bonnie Walker
Globe Pequot Press
$14.95, 400 pages

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