Swinging into fall

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

J-Prime Steakhouse
J-Prime is pulling out all the stops to support the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Fund. J-Prime/Facebook

Whether you’re searching for the perfect date night or some quality family time, this week’s food and drink event calendar has you covered. Teach the kids about culture at a unique Oktoberfest celebration or learn the recipe for something new at a healthy cooking class. Then, hire a babysitter and swoon underneath the Texas Hill Country stars.

Tuesday, October 9

Uncork and Unwind Wine Pairing Dinner at J-Prime Steakhouse
Wear your stretchiest pants to this fundraiser for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Fund. Starting with a bubbly reception at 5:30 pm,  J-Prime goes all out with a menu including a salad loaded with seafood, tender pork tenderloin, and — of course — a perfectly cooked steak. Seating is limited for this one-of-a-kind feast, so nab your $85 tickets now.

Thursday, October 11

Mastering the Science of Sugar at Hotel Emma
Join the Hotel Emma at 5:30 pm for a delicious talk on the science behind one of life's greatest pleasures. Executive pastry chef Stephanie Norcio will break down the chemistry behind sugar before teaching guests how to make honeycomb candy and quick donuts at home. Tickets are only $15. What a sweet deal!

Culinary Health Education for Families Series at San Antonio Botanical Garden
Have a picky eater in the family? Bring the whole brood to this healthy, hands-on cooking class that is sure to convince kids to try something new. For this month's installment of the five-part series, the Garden’s chef Dave Terrazas focuses on vegetable recipes that are as nutritious as they are tasty. Passes for the 6-8 pm session are $25 for adults and $5 for children. Register by October 9 to secure your seat.

Friday, October 12 

Oktubrefest at Market Square
Experience Oktoberfest San Antonio style at this free cross-cultural celebration uniting Mexican and German culture. From 4-10:30 pm, sample everything from bratwurst and empanadas while enjoying seasonal brews. Live sets from traditional German polka bands and Grammy Award winners Los Texmaniacs will keep the square hopping.

Beer, Whisky and Chili at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling 
From 6-10 pm, Ranger Creek puts San Antonians in the hot seat with a fiery beer, whiskey, and chili flight. The $10 pass gets brave souls a sample pour of Rimfire single malt whiskey, Hatch lager, and an oatmeal pale ale, along with two bowls of spicy chili made with the beers. Other treats, including a decadent 11 cheese lobster mac 'n' cheese topped with bacon and spring onion, are available for purchase.

Saturday, October 13

Rat Pack Event at Lara Vineyard
Have a ring-a-ding-ding good time from 5-10 pm at this extraordinary concert and candlelight in the scenic Hill Country. River City Big Band will set the scene with tunes from the Rat Pack era while Maggiano's Little Italy provides a banquet fit for Ol’ Blue Eyes. Contact Lara Vineyard at 210-541-2179 to reserve a $105 seat.