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Olmos Park about to get a regular Friday dose of Chamoy City Limits at Feliz Modern when they team up for chili and raspas

March 21, 2019

Good news, Olmos Park. Your Friday afternoons are about to get significantly more puro.

Chamoy City Limits, a popular food truck known for over-the-top raspas and traditional beefy chili that pays tribute to San Antonio’s legendary Chili Queens will park at the hip lifestyle store Feliz Modern at 110 W. Olmos Dr. from 1 to 6 p.m. every Friday beginning April 5.

These days, Chamoy’s signature product is a lineup of colorful shaved ice concoctions loaded with all-natural fruit syrups, candy and fresh fruits. This season Ana Fernandez has added low-sugar and sugar-free raspas to the menu, including one called the Keto Piccadilly made with pickle and lime juice, chile salt and sliced pickles and cucumbers.

Fernandez’s chili roots go deep. Before she launched Chamoy City Limits, Fernandez operated her truck under the name The Institute of Chili, which earned the designation of “Best Chili in America” by Food & Wine Magazine in 2013. Fernandez said she makes her chili from scratch beginning with whole dried peppers, chopped smoked brisket and ground beef using a recipe that honors San Antonio’s storied chili legacy.

Owner Ana Fernandez said her truck has been out of rotation through the winter, mainly focusing on private events and retail sales of her prepared fruits and candy. With pleasant weather returning, she’s planning to establish regular shifts 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays at O.P. Schnabel Park (9606 Bandera Road) on the city’s Northwest Side and 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays at Lions Field (2809 Broadway) near Brackenridge Park.

Fernandez, who is also a visual artist, said she plans to sell Chamoy City Limits-inspired prints and apparel inside Feliz Modern, which has long featured pieces from independent San Antonio artists.

For complete details about Chamoy City Limits and the truck’s exact location at any given time, visit chamoycitylimits.com or text the word “chamoy” to 210-744-0000.

Paul Stephen is a food and drink reporter and restaurant critic in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | pstephen@express-news.net | Twitter: @pjbites | Instagram: @pjstephen