Stone Oak named 2nd best place to raise kids
Stone Oak has been named the second best neighborhood to raise children in this year’s Best of San Antonio survey. Just released by the San Antonio Current today, this list of the favorite businesses, individuals and locations in the city are chosen by the public. Although many Stone Oak residents may respectfully disagree, the Current's survey proclaimed Alamo Heights to be the top neighborhood for raising a family. Monte Vista nabbed third place.
Stone Oak’s Parman Library, which recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, was also the critic’s pick for showcasing San Antonio’s direction in eco-friendly design. Other local winners on the 2012 Best of San Antonio list include:
Local Coffee, 700 E. Sonterra, was named the Best Local Coffee House.
Pawderosa Ranch and Camp Bow-Wow took second and third place in the Best Pet Boarding category.
DaVinci’s Gelato and Café near Loop 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway once again nabbed second place in the Best Ice Cream category.
Within the Best Steakhouse category, Chama Gaucha, 18318 Sonterra Blvd., fell from first place in 2011 to third place.
Wildfish Grill near Huebner Road and Loop 1604 also fell from second to third place in the Best Seafood Restaurant category.
Cigar Pointe at Blanco and Huebner Road was named the third best cigar shop.
Milberger’s Landscaping and Nursery, 3920 N. Loop 1604 East, was named the second best plant nursery.
Legacy Outdoor Market, held Sundays within the Legacy shopping plaza near Loop 1604 and Hwy 281, took third place in the Best Farmers Market category.
Copa Wine Bar, 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy, once again placed second in the Best Wine Bar category.
JW Marriott’s High Velocity bar tied for third in the Best Hotel Bar category.
Restaurant La Hacienda de Los Barrios, 18747 Redland, placed second for Best Patio.
Gabriel’s Liquor Store near Blanco Road and Loop 1604 was named the Best Liquor Store.
The COCO Chocolate Bistro and Lounge near Hwy 281 and Loop 1604 – which took the most awards of any business in San Antonio last year -- only managed to grab third place in Best Lounge and Best Salsa Club categories this year.
Bruce Auden, owner of Stone Oak’s Auden’s Kitchen and downtown’s Biga on the Banks, was named the second Best Local Chef.
Finally, Joshua Ramirez, an employee at the Sushi Zushi near Stone Oak Parkway and Loop 1604, was once again named the Best Waiter in San Antonio. Taking second place was Leah Cerna of the Copa Wine Bar at 19141 Stone Oak Parkway.