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Tutti’s: A Quarantine Adventure

Tutti’s: A Quarantine Adventure - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Tutti’s a Place for Foodies on Aug. 27, 2020 in the Lone Star district of San Antonio. Tutti’s serves a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Photo by Veronica Valdes

In a life before COVID-19, a great chunk of my free time revolved around attending local festivities, restaurant hopping and grooving to live music; however, the pandemic has restructured our lives in countless ways.

As events shifted onto online platforms, the dine-in experience for the restaurant industry warped as they began operating heavily on takeout, curbside and delivery services. Being a devoted foodie, I continued to pick up carryout to spice up my routine throughout this new remote lifestyle.

Food is dear to me because it serves as a capsule launching me through inexpensive journeys to savor different cultures, experience nostalgia and make new memories with each dish.

Tutti’s a Place for Foodies is a restaurant in San Antonio’s Lone Star district with an array of items catering to those seeking entrees or a quick bite.

Local food blogger Amanda Spencer featured Tutti’s a Place for Foodies on June 16 via Instagram. Coming across the post, I made a mental note to stop by; I was finally able to visit several weeks later.

The restaurant had a clean, modern indoor environment as well as an outdoor patio. Upon stepping in, I was promptly greeted. The restaurant offered paper menus as well as an option to view their menu through scanning a QR code.

Despite arriving with an open mind, nothing on their lunch menu appealed to me at the time. I decided to play it safe and order the Berry Blast smoothie and a blueberry muffin.

The server informed me there were no blueberry muffins but did have other flavors available — consequently pushing me to evacuate my taste buds’ safe place.

As she invited me to browse their dessert case, a wave of adventure consumed my palate. The case contained tiers of cheesecakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pies and cakes.

I opted for a beet muffin and a slice of strawberry cake for carryout.

Hesitant to try the muffin, I bit into the cake. The strawberry creme cake was three layers of dense, moist goodness sending me into euphoria. I devoured the slice and saved the rest of the order for later.

After a couple hours of working on assignments, I tried the beet muffin. The chunky, brick red pastry had a consistency similar to carrot cake. I washed the muffin down with the thick, tart smoothie containing blueberries and blackberries.

I was pleasantly surprised with my order from Tutti’s a Place for Foodies. I will not jump the gun and say it’s a chart topper; however, I will be back to try their weekend brunch.


Tutti’s a Place for Foodies

318 E Cevallos St

(210) 530-1313

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

About the Author

Veronica Valdes
Veronica Valdes
Managing Editor
Veronica Valdes is a junior communication major at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Veronica received her associate of arts from Northwest Vista College in 2018. She works as a receptionist in addition to being a full-time student. In her spare time, she enjoys running, concerts and scoping out new restaurants. Upon graduating, Veronica hopes to pursue a career in journalism.

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