Mayor Julián Castro will visit Miami on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 to complete a service project for City Year and help feed wounded veterans at a local Fisher House as part of his friendly wager on the San Antonio Spurs in last year's NBA Finals.
"No one can forget the grit the Spurs showed getting to the NBA Finals again," Mayor Castro said. "The great thing about San Antonio is that we are also gracious competitors, and the Miami Heat deserves to be congratulated."
After completing the service project with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez on Wednesday morning, the two mayors will visit a local Fisher House that afternoon where about two dozen veterans will be served fresh cuisine from Mi Tierra restaurant. The Cortez family, which owns and operates the iconic downtown eatery, is sending a culinary team to Miami at its own expense.
“We feel honored that Mayor Castro would think of us,” Mi Tierra co-owner Michael Cortez said. “Although our Spurs played with class, the loss still stings a little and we're looking forward to the new season. As a 70-year-old family business in historic Market Square, we are excited about bringing a unique San Antonio experience to the City of Miami full of Mi Tierra's authentic Tex-Mex flavor."
Mayor Castro added, ''I want to thank the Cortez Family for their generosity. They are going above and beyond the call of duty to honor our brave veterans in true San Antonio style."
The restaurant will also deliver food to Miami City Mayor Tomas Regalado with whom Mayor Castro also made a Spurs-Heat wager.