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Did You Go to Shrimp and Wine Fest 2016?

 

Shrimp and Wine

Expect great dishes like this at any Abilene seafood festival. Photo – Wikipedia Commons.

Last weekend was your chance to taste what some claim is the most delicious boiled shrimp in all of Texas — we’re talking about the annual Shrimp and Wine Fest. The festival treated guests to plenty of great food and drink on Saturday, November 12th at El Paseo de Santa Angela. The event took place from 4-8pm. Tickets proceeds went to the Home Builders Association of San Angelo.

For the cost of a ticket, each guest got a plate of delicious boiled shrimp prepared with special seasonings and spices. The shrimp came with corn, potatoes, sausage links and your choice of iced tea or sweet tea. The San Angelo Rotary Club who hosts the event understands that some folks keep busy on Saturdays, so to-go orders were available to accommodate those out and about.

As the name would suggest, the annual Shrimp and Wine fest includes a selection of wines for tasting and sipping along with your shrimp. However, the wine is not included in the price of the ticket and is sold separately.

The Home Builders Association of San Angelo put the profits toward their Operation FINALLY HOME program, a nonprofit project that brings experienced builders and suppliers together to build homes for injured or ill veterans and their families.

If you missed this year’s Shrimp and Wine Fest, look for details on next year’s event to try some of the tastiest seafood around.

2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark Festival on October 27th

Last year marked the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark festival in San Angelo, Texas, where the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Angelo State University worked together to bring a free public celebration of the legendary Day of the Dead to the area. Held at the museum itself and beginning at 6 PM, the 2nd annual event invites everyone in the San Angelo area to experience this slice of Mexican culture and art while bringing together a sense of community.

Tons of events and activities will be offered, such as performances by the Ballet Folklorico and the Ballet Azteca, as well as live music from a Selena cover band, a traditional dress-up contest with cash prizes, a parade with a mariachi band, and much, much more. Food and art vendors will be available onsite if you’d like to bring a little bit of the celebration home with you, too, and the ASU Cultural Center will be providing a Community Altar for event goers to partake in the act of remembering those who have passed away.

The Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark event will be held on October 27th and feature the artwork, photography, music, and dance of the Mexican-American community in San Angelo, Texas – but, of course, the festival is for everyone to participate and enjoy.

Art After Dark

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept Debuts in Paris

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept

A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV shown here at a charging station.

After the success of the Outlander earlier this year, Mitsubishi announced plans to reevaluate their lineup, phasing out some of their less popular nameplates and refocusing their efforts on the crossover and SUV segment. It seems one of the first results of that new strategy will be making an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in the form of the new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept. This plug-in hybrid SUV offers a more aggressive, stylish look than your typical Mitsubishi nameplate, and its capabilities are strides ahead of most current members of the PHEV segment, too.

According to Mitsubishi representatives, the GT-PHEV will combine a traditional gasoline engine powering the front wheels with an electric motor powering the rear wheels. As a result, the SUV will be able to run up to 75 miles on electricity alone without ever tapping into the fuel tank, about double that of most plug-in hybrids currently in mass-market production. The SUV also features a sleeker, futuristic style, designed with thinner elements and a low-sloped windshield that ends in a sharp rear bumper.

We haven’t been given a peek yet at the interior of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept, though that’s sure to change when the vehicle makes it appearance in Paris. We hear whisperings of burgundy leather that matches the SUV’s roof color, plus a spacious horizontal dashboard.

Come to San Angelo’s LilyFest 2016

LilyFest 2016

By UpstateNYer – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6454825

The LilyFest in San Angelo, TX is sure to be an exciting and beautiful event!

San Angelo is home to the International Waterlily Collection, a premiere collection renowned all over the world and recognized by the International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society. On display at Civic League Park, this collection is free for guests, and it changes every year, as the founder’s collection is so vast he can only display half of a percent of the collection at a time. Now, San Angelo’s LilyFest 2016 is coming up on September 24th, and you’re invited to join in the festivities as you admire the flowers.

This time of year you’ll get to enjoy the Optimum Victoria Display, plus the 4th Annual IWC New Waterlily Competition. Free tours and presentations will be provided, as well as food and wine samplings for the “Strolling among the Lilies” segment. The food sampling and wine tastings will be ticketed events at $75 apiece. You’ll also get to enjoy classic jazz throughout the event.

Whether you want to enjoy gourmet cuisine from the top chefs in the area or simply admire one of the largest collections of waterlilies in the world, San Angelo’s LilyFest 2016 is sure to woo you with its diverse species of exotic flowers. Everything from the massive Victorias to the newest hybrid species will be on display.

Let us know your favorite event at the LilyFest 2016 here at Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX.

Celebrate Family Fun Month Here in San Angelo

Family Fun month

Enjoy some quality family time before the summer comes to an end!

Before the kids head back to school, spend some time together during Family Fun Month. You don’t even have to go far from home. There is a lot to do this month right here in San Angelo, Texas.

  • Art Thursday. Every Thursday at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, there are two art projects you can try for free. These projects include clay, watercolor, and more. Drop in anytime between 3 and 6pm.
  • Family Day at the Museum. On Saturday, August 13th, head to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The whole family can enjoy the museum’s entire collection for free. There will even be live music, hands-on projects, and free food samples with cooking demonstrations.
  • The Beach Boys. Hear this iconic group perform live on August 24th at 7:30pm at the Foster Communications Coliseum.
  • Brisket Sale. If you love beef brisket and supporting good causes, the East Angelo Lions club is holding its annual Brisket Sale August 26th and 27th at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Briskets are sold for $8.75 a pound. Proceeds will fund projects to help less fortunate families in our area. Buy a brisket and host one last family cookout before the summer comes to a close.

Which family fun events are you planning on attending this month? Let us know by commenting below or visit us at Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX.

Best Places to Camp Near San Angelo, Texas

Camp Near San Angelo, TX

With June being National Camping Month, it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy nature!

As the school year ends, it’s the perfect time of year to head outdoors for some family fun. Because of this, June is recognized as National Camping Month. Here are some great places to camp near San Angelo, Texas, whether you will be bringing along the RV or setting up your own tent.

  • San Angelo State Park. This great park offers a fantastic campground with a variety of different sites available. Prices range from as little as $10 per night, which includes an outdoor grill, picnic table, and nearby restrooms and water, to as much as $50 per night for group camp sites.
  • San Angelo KOA. This campground has hookups for up to 50 amps. You can also enjoy yourself with the large pool and even a Wi-Fi connection. They also have bicycles available to rent so you can go for a short ride to nearby Lake Nasworthy.
  • Spring Creek Marina & RV Park. With this destination, you are camping right along the water. They have 83 spacious, grassy RV sites along with wooded tent sites and pre-furnished cabins.

What is your favorite camping destination near San Angelo?

Or, need a vehicle for the get away? Check out our new inventory of Mitsubishi Outlanders at Randall Mitsubishi!