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Here are the 6 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Here are the 6 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Larder SA cheese board
Larder is joining the cheesy fun at Hotel Emma this Wednesday. Larder/ Facebook

We may be saying sayonara to summer and hello to fall, but we’re still a long way away from sweater weather in San Antonio. Take advantage of the last bit of summer fun this week with surprising dining events and brewery throw-downs.

Wednesday, September 5

Master Class: Spanish Cheese at Hotel Emma
Make Wednesday a cheat day at this indulgent evening entirely dedicated to Spanish cheese. The last course of Hotel Emma’s summer-long master class series features a short documentary screening, an expert-guided class, and a cheese and wine pairing. Led by educator Max McCalman, the event will include two three-hour sessions at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. Cheese aficionados can also enjoy tapas from Larder and Sternewirth or visit Supper to feast on chef John Brand’s special cheesy menu. Tickets for the sessions are $25. Call 210-448-8351 to secure your $50 seat for dinner at Supper.   

Vegan Stop Shop at Brik at Blue Star Arts Complex
If you have made the switch to plant-based eating, or just want to add a few meatless meals to your weekday rotation, this monthly market has everything you need. Pick up sweet and savory treats from popular vegan vendors like Greens & Grains, Sweet Nebula, and Miss Chickpea’s Bakeshop and score fresh local produce from Green Bexar Farm for the rest of the week. While you are filling up your pantry, stock up on luxury bath products from Organically Bath & Beauty and Dewy Organics.

Thursday, September 6

Fire & Ice Guest Dinner with Bo Bech at The Granary 'Cue & Brew
As the explosive finale of its 2018 Guest Chef Dinner Series, The Granary will host world renowned Copenhagen chef Bo Bech for an exceptional multi-course dinner and wine pairing. The fiery Danish TV personality and owner of Copenhagen’s acclaimed Geist restaurant will offer a unique take on contemporary Nordic cuisine — and an unforgettable San Antonio experience. Tickets are $225. Make your reservation now to secure a seat.

Friday, September 7

National Beer Lovers' Day at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Labor Day may have passed, but there is still one September holiday worth celebrating. From 5-9 pm, sip on brews, whiskey, and handcrafted cocktails and enjoy “holiday” prices on specialty bottles. Meat and cheese boards will also be available for purchase to help soak all the booze up. The event is cover-free, and kids and pets are welcome under adult supervision. Get there early to be one of the first 25 people to nab a free draft beer.

Saturday, September 8

Collaboration Beer Fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis at Busted Sandal Brewing Company
San Antonio’s Busted Sandal joins forces with Longmont, Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing for a fundraiser and collaborative brew event. For $20, attendees can sample four 7-ounce pours of the collaboration beers, enjoy all-day snacks, and listen to live music. Tickets are very limited and benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

First Annual Street Taco Fest at Weathered Souls Brewing Co.
Wrap up the summer with some of the best street tacos in Alamo City. Favorite San Antonio food trucks Food Maniacs, Ay Que Rico, and Truck N’ Taco will be on hand serving up their best for carnivores and vegetarians alike while Weathered Souls keep the party going with draft pours and micheladas. After getting your fill, take a swing at the piñata for candy and swag.