If the 90-degree-plus days didn’t clue you in, summer is almost here. It's time to enjoy barbecues, burgers, and ice-cold beer. Need a break from the heat? Kick off the season at these seven delicious food and drink events.
Sunday, May 20
Deshutes Birthday Brunch
Who says brunch is just for mimosas and Bloody Marys? Brew up a new experience at The Hoppy Monk as it celebrates Deschutes' 30th birthday. The kitchen collaborated with the brewery’s executive chef, Jill Ramseier, for an Oregon-inspired menu paired with a huge list of taps and bottles, including some rare releases. Bring your four-legged friends for a furry photo session benefiting San Antonio Pets Alive.
Third Annual Doughnut Social
Sweet treats and smooth brews combine at this delicious event you "do-nut" want to miss. On May 20, The Down Market presents the hole-y pairing of craft beer and artisan doughnuts at The Roost Pub & Cafe from 1-4 pm. In collaboration with pastry chef Chris Jara, the charming Sunday brunch will feature couplings such as a delectable milk chocolate cake doughnut with a rich copper ale and include a doughnut-themed art show and bike ride to the social. Tickets are $25, and with a presale purchase, guest can receive a specialty limited bag of Down Market Coffee whole beans.
Tuesday, May 22
Dorrego’s Wine Dinner
Take a culinary journey to South America’s most southern borders, at this Argentinian inspired food and wine night, hosted by Borrego’s at Hotel Valencia. The evening includes a four-course dinner, with passed hors d'oeuvres served at 6:30 pm and the first course at 7 pm. Reserved seating is $80 per person.
Head to San Pedro Creek Culture Park for an evening full of pop-up cafes, a pop-up art market, and a pop-up photo booth (get the theme yet?). Show off your best dance moves as a DJ spins or just relax in the heart of downtown. Parking is free at any city-owned lot between 5 pm-2 am.
Wednesday, May 23
Grey Goose Mixology Event
Learn how to make cocktails like a pro at this special educational event from the upscale vodka company. For $35, guests will learn how to make two patio-friendly drinks and enjoy lite bites. If you work up an appetite during the demos, stay for Texas de Brazil’s all-you-can-eat experience. Ticket holders enjoy a 25 percent discount on dinner.
Thursday, May 24
Stretch into the weekend with a workout that is sure to get you through one last day of work. Every Thursday, Weathered Souls Brewing Co. combines two things to help you find inner peace: yoga and beer. Each week, the brewery introduces a new beer of the week. Bonus points if you can still sip your beer in upward bow.
Watch nine incredible chefs compete in an epic burger battle at Burleson Yard Beer Garden. Benefiting Chef Cooperatives, a nonprofit that that uses pop-ups to support local farms and ranches, this highly anticipated competition features live music, discounted brews, and, of course, delicious burger tastings. The donation-based event begins at 7 pm, and the top three winning chefs will be awarded at the end of the evening.