The Panadería at Mi Tierra. Photo by Scott Ball.

La Familia Cortez y Mi Tierra: Celebrating 75 Years as San Antonio’s Culinary, Cultural Gems

This year, La Familia Cortez Restaurants, which owns the iconic San Antonio restaurant, Mi Tierra Café & Bakery, turns 75 years old, and even now, beneath the technicolor Christmas lights and papeles picados strung across the eatery's ceiling, three generations of la familia Cortez are preserving and growing their legacy established by the family patriarch, the late Pedro Cortez.

El Mirador is located at 722 S St Mary's Street. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

El Mirador Shuts Down for Renovations

El Mirador, a Southtown landmark and favorite breakfast spot for many San Antonio business, community and political leaders, served its final breakfast and lunch on Thursday before closing its doors for two months for interior and exterior renovations.