Unbeknownst to Ruthie Wu’s dad, Manuel Dy, he’s reached San Antonio social media stardom. The 93-year-old with kind eyes and a healthy appetite is a new San Antonio resident who has quickly become a foodie favorite. He probably hits the town more than you do, too.
Ruthie decided to bring her father, who was living in Manila, to live with her and her husband, David, in February after her mother died in December 2021. Prior to becoming her father’s caretaker, Ruthie launched social media pages dedicated to her exploration of the city’s food scene. She’s also a Yelp Elite member. Manuel’s debut on her pages started organically, in the most Texas way possible: A photo at Buc-ee’s. He’s now tried mangonadas, crispy taco plates, and chicken-on-a-stick.