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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunday Funday At The Riverwalk (Downtown San Antonio)

Hey guys,

We decided to spend our Sunday at the River walk. For those of you that are not familiar with the area The River walk  is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. Lined by bars, shops and restaurants.

Being that we are still fairly new to the area we often enjoy heading downtown for the day to walk around and do a little shopping, see the sights, enjoy a boat ride, and grab a delicious lunch or dinner in one of many delicious restaurants that are available on the river walk. We have ventured out to the river walk several times and every time we purchase our river boat tour tickets which is located inside the Aztec theater we always pass by a little shop that is located right in front of the ticket booth. We are always intrigued but for some reason never go in. Luckily on Sunday the boat tours were having a bit of time delays due to construction being done on the river and after purchasing our tickets we were told it would be about a 35 minute wait for the next boat ride so we decided to finally take a chance and try it out this shop that always catches our eye.

The shop itself is as charming as its name. " Rio De Gelato."

 Let me start off by saying that If you live in the San Antonio area or are planning to visit you MUST take a stroll down to the river walk and  visit "Rio De Gelato." The shop offers an array of food, drinks, gelato, pies, canollis and more. Everything is made from scratch and fresh ingredients. Being that we are big coffee drinkers we just had to try their coffee with steamed milk and it was amazing. They have their coffee sent to them directly from Italy.

 While we were there we all tried the Gelato which is to die for. Every single flavor was amazing we couldn't even decide on which one we wanted because they were all just so delectably delicious.

 After trying the gelatto and coffee we felt as if we had instantly been transported to Italy and we just could not leave without trying a slice of pie and a canolli.

Their pie "oh My!"

 I don't even know what words I can use to describe how delicious the berry pie is. Aside from it being so delightful they also serve you a very generous portion. While we were there the manager "Alfredo" was telling us how everything is made from scratch and with fresh ingredients. From the pie crust to the filling to the whipped cream to the fresh eggs straight from the hatchery. We also tried the canolli which the only way I can describe the taste to that would be heaven in your mouth. The cream inside was so light and not too sweet. It didn't leave a greasy feeling at all like the store bought ones do. All in all my family and I were completely blown away by the flavors, the textures and the exquisite tastes that came out of every thing that we tried. Aside from all the delightful food the manager of this establishment was as amazing as the shop. He was so pleasant and friendly and informative. He made us feel as if we were there visiting an uncle. We will definitely be going back to "Rio De Gelato" every time we go to the river walk. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone visiting or living in San Antonio.

I hope you all enjoyed my blog post for today. I will be adding the link to the official river walk website for those of you that are interested in a little more information about it. Now im off to dream about this little slice of heaven called berry pie from "Rio De Gelato."

Wishing you all an awesome week!