Grand Hyatt San Antonio

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During a recent business trip I had the pleasure of staying at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.  While there are many options of hotels on the river in San Antonio, the Grand Hyatt was an excellent choice.  Located right on the river this was one of the best Hyatt hotels I have visited.

The hotel itself is enormous.  From most places in the general vicinity, the Grand Hyatt, literally stands out above other hotels.  Located directly on the San Antonio Riverwalk and practically inside of the convention center the Grand Hyatt is the perfect location for small and large events alike.  Hotel staff were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.  They were helpful, always smiling and ready to assist as needed.

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Not only is the hotel enormous, the décor is spectacular.  From the glass chandeliers in the lobby to the wonderful paintings found throughout the hotel, the Grand Hyatt does not disappoint.  In the meeting room there are ample outlets and also the ability to pipe in music through the speakers located in each of the meeting rooms.  The hotel was well equipped to handle all size groups, large and small without making the guest feel crowded or too isolated.

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If you need your morning coffee, there was the 24 hour coffee bar that served Starbucks products, so they had you covered.  The coffee shop also had a variety of food items to accommodate, breakfast, lunch, or the occasional snack.  If heavy breakfast is not your thing, the hotel provided fresh water, juice and donut holes during the day.  However with Ruth Chris located on the lower level and Bar Rojo on the main level dining options were not a problem.

Overall, my stay at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio was great.  Our group too an early morning walk along the river and around the immediate area of the hotel.  There was beautiful scenery as well as an unobstructed path for us to walk.  The area along the river was simply beautiful with the lush greenery and calm water.  I will be returning to San Antonio again soon for another business trip and I hope that the Grand Hyatt will again be the choice.  I would love to stay there again.

 

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous!

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Bravo Batter and Berries

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So for as long as I can remember I have been hearing about this restaurant on Chicago’s North Side, Batter and Berries.  I have heard nothing but good things, the only complaint that I have ever heard was that there is always a wait, but I always hear that the wait is worth it.  So today I had the opportunity to try Batter and Berries for myself.

Anyone who truly knows me knows that I love breakfast.  I feel as if my day is incomplete if it does not start with breakfast.  Even if I sleep in or get a late start to the day breakfast is my jump start to the day.  My uncle is in town visiting and I promised him that I would treat him to breakfast, and I let him and my cousin decide and Batter and Berries it was.

Let me begin by saying that true to form there was a wait.  Not unlike many other popular breakfast restaurants in the city, so this was no big deal.  My family arrived before I did, so actually my wait was shorter than theirs.  The place was packed to capacity.  It is quaint and cozy however they accommodated our group of 5 easily.  Once we were in and seated the hostess informed us that they short wait staff, but that someone would be with us shortly.  Once we were seated the drinks water and coffee, came right way.  So far so good.

 

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Catfish with Egg Whites and Hashbrowns (with cheese) 

 

Our server came over and introduced himself, he was professional, polite and friendly.  He explained to us about the daily specials available and offered to answer any questions we had regarding the menu.  We made our selections and continued on with our conversation.  Shortly after our orders were taken the food arrived, hot fresh and DELICIOUS.

 

Cajan Salmon Benedict
Cajun Salmon Benedict

 

 

 

My family loves to eat, so anytime there is silence at the table you know and understand that the food is good.  Our waiter can back and offered the signature hot sauce and also explained that the butter was maple flavored, which in my cousins opinion was the perfect compliment to his French toast flight.  As each member of my family raved about how good their food was, we even shared bites across the table.  This was roll your eyes in the back of your head kind of good eating.

Let me just say that the Cajun Salmon Benedict was phenomenal.  The Salmon was seasoned to perfection, the Benedict and Hollandaise sauce were as close to perfect as I can recall.  The potatoes were cooked well and did not require any additional salt or pepper.  My mother raved about the flavor of her catfish, and my uncle was in love with his deconstructed steak omelet.   My other uncle and cousin were extremely satisfied  with their French Toast Flights.

As a breakfast lover, I am so disappointed with myself that I waited so long to get over to Batter and Berries.  I will definitely be going back.  There are so many more things on the menu that I am eager to try.  This is the first and only restaurant I went to and came home and blogged about immediately.  It was that good in my opinion.

 

Be Blessed!  Be Fabulous!

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