We're Big Fans of Cans!

We are all about beer in cans and want to bring an end to the negative stigma that has been attached to it for so long. Cans are great: they’re portable, easily recyclable, take up less storage space in your cooler, and most importantly, are actually better for preserving the flavor of your favorite beer.

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San Antonio Breweries Step Up for Beer Fest

San Antonio's beer scene continues to grow with new breweries and plenty of unique brews hitting the shelves. Central Market Broadway is fortunate to have a number of stellar beer tastings scheduled for Beer Fest many from breweries right in our own backyard. They start tonight, so if you're in the area, please join us! And if you live a little further away, check the store's calendar for events over the next two weeks.

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Cool Off With Specialty Summer Brews

During Beer Fest we’re celebrating summer with a variety of light beers, including three specialty brews that might be new to you: sours, saisons, and sessions. We even have ciders for folks looking for crisp refreshment without the bitterness of beer.

So let's jump in to what makes each of these beer styles so special! 

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Gear Up for Beer Fest: June 15-28

When summer days heat up, sometimes only a cool, crisp beer will do. Thankfully, we’re launching our two-week Beer Fest June 15!
The festival will highlight refreshing and light summer brews, including four front porch-, lake-, and tailgate-worthy varieties that maybe you haven’t tried before: sours, saisons, sessions, and as a bonus, ciders. But whatever type of warm-weather beer you like, you'll be sure to find it at Central Market, ready to ice down and enjoy. 

This is going to be one heck of a summer party. Be sure to tag your Beer Fest photos #CMBeerFest so we can share the fun!

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Mouthwatering Marinated Tomatoes

Whether you’re bringing in tomatoes from your backyard or from our Produce department, this easy recipe will turn them into wonderfully marinated additions to summer salads. Plus, you get a light and flavorful vinaigrette, as well! 

The finished tomatoes are perfect for pasta or grain salads with fresh cheese and herbs, and work great mixed in with greenery, too. They’ll look really spectacular if you use a variety of colors, so if you don’t have your own, a quick walk down our tomato display will give you all you need. Pick up red, yellow, orange, and green for a striking presentation.

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GQ: Vietnamese Iced Coffee Ice Cream is “Transcendent”

Have you already picked up a bottle of Caphin Vietnamese iced coffee from your Central Market or made your own? Wasn’t the chilled blend of strong coffee, chicory and condensed milk just amazing? Now imagine that fabulous Vietnamese iced coffee flavor…in an ice cream. Shut. Up. I know. Ridiculous. And it exists. Right there in your Central Market freezer, thanks to the lovely ladies of Phin & Phebes.  

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee:OMGood

Vietnamese iced coffee is a tasty balance of flavor opposites: strong, dark concentrated coffee blended with the super sweetness of condensed milk. Traditionally, this chilled coffee drink is made with hot coffee and ice cubes. But with cold brew coffee being so easy to make and buy, it seems like the perfect short cut.

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Cold Brew Coffee: What It Is & Why You Need It

It’s iced coffee weather, which means it’s high time you figured out this whole cold brew coffee thing. Then you can stop watering down hot coffee with melty ice cubes and start enjoying full flavored iced coffee, perfect for a hot Texas day.   

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Flavored Butters Make Everything Better

Julia Child once said, “With enough butter, anything is good.” Today we’re going to take an already wonderful food – butter – and introduce it to a world of flavors. Adding spices, herbs, and other ingredients like vegetables to regular butter gives you an easy way to bring another layer of flavor to meals.

There are so many possibilities, but let’s take a look at what’s hot in restaurants right now that you can try out at home. 

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Make Cake Not Dishes

Blender cakes are quick and easy cakes with directions hardly more complicated than, “Put all ingredients in blender.” 

They're perfect for company, weeknight treats, after school snacks, and when you forget (again) that it’s your week to bring the book club dessert.  Basically, they’re great for anytime, but especially if you want cake in your mouth in a hurry. Or, and this is a big one, you really don’t feel like washing a pile of dishes and spoons. 

Curious? Here is a nice variety to get you started.

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