The Original Donut Shop


I've heard that laughter before, the way they spoke behind the counter while making the orders in front of them. It wasn't necessarily the actual conversation being spoken, but the way they were speaking it. The cadence in their speech, the words being used, the cackle of their belly laughs, it was all so familiar. It trailed into the dinning room where I waited at my table for my number to be shouted out from behind that counter.

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The Original Donut Shop is as close to home as I think I can possibly get in a taco shop. Not only do the awesome workers there remind me of all my tia's(aunt's) and prima's(female cousin's) all rolled into one group of hard working mujeres(women) having fun while cooking, the tacos are made in a way that made me miss those days of coming home to my mom's quick on-the-fly quesadillas or bean burritos late at night. 

Their toasted bean & cheese taco is my new favorite taco in all of San Antonio. I wouldn't say it's the most amazing taco my taste buds have ever had the pleasure of tasting, it's just old school good. Nostalgic good. Grandma "Dejale hago algo de comer" good (let me make you something to eat real quick). I highly recommend it and just about any other of the tacos they sell there. 

Oh and by the way, they sell donuts there too.

#ProTip: It's cash only and closes at 2PM. They have two drive thru's, so make sure you get in the correct drive thru because they won't sell taco's out of their donut line nor will they sell donuts out of their taco line. 

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The Original Donut Shop is located at: 

3307 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio, TX 78201

210.734.5661

#ProTips: AppleTV


The AppleTV is an awesome little piece of equipment considering what it allows you to do. It's sleek and small. The remote is just as sleek and small, unfortunately that makes it CRAZY easy to lose one.  

So, you've lost your remote... now what?

Luckily, Apple thought ahead. The AppleTV has a remote learning function onboard and it's ridiculously simple to set up.   In other words, you can use your TV remote(or DVD, Bluray, etc) as your AppleTV remote. It takes a total of about four minutes to run through the prompts and you're done.

 

On your AppleTV, go to the settings app. Select General, then Remotes, followed by Learn Remote. (Settings > General > Remotes > Learn Remotes) The prompts will ask you to press a button on your remote to represent the selected button on screen. The AppleTV remote has the directional up, down, left, right, select, back, and play/pause buttons. You'll be able to assign all of these except for the play/pause button. 

Here's the thing, you can select any button to represent the selected function (as in you can have the AppleTV learn that your TV remote's volume up button is the "left" directional button, so choose wisely). Personally, I just chose the directional buttons on my TV remote to represent the same in the AppleTV (with the TV's return button being the back button).

"But dude... I lost my remote. How the hell am I supposed to get through the menus??"

Well if you don't have the Remote app on your iDevice, then go download it now. Once downloaded, use it to navigate the menu until your new TV, DVD, Cable Box remote is learned in your nifty AppleTV.

 

 

Additional tip:

Hate having all those damn apps on your screen that you've probably never even opened? On your AppleTV remote, hold down the select button to make that app "wiggle" (just like on your iDevice). Once it's wiggling, you can press the Play/Pause button to hide it from the main screen. 

Also - once you get an app to "wiggle," you can move it around in the same way you can move an app on your iDevice.