“He (Hightower) was such an enthusiastic promoter, and that he did such a good job getting the word out about Texas foods and Texas wines. California was always the end-all, be-all with the whole California food movement. Suddenly, we were doing the same thing here in Texas, with more personality. I think we sold it better, frankly. What I remember is that this food scene that we have rivals and exceeds anybody’s in the country.”
Karen Haram started writing about the San Antonio and Texas food scene in 1980 for the San Antonio Express News, and served as Food Editor for 30+ years.