Get ready, San Antonio — this week is packed with one-of-a-kind food and drink events. Beat the Monday slump with a fantastic wine tasting then get frisky on Tuesday with a whiskey dinner. The week closes out a good ol’ barbecue cook-off and some doggone good brunch fun.
Monday, November 12
Beginning a Wine Journey at High Street Wine Co.
Find your inner sommelier at this tasting class geared towards the beginner oenophile. From 6-7:30 pm, the bar’s resident expert Sarah Kellis Heath will guide guests through the ins and outs of wine, ranging from bottle selection to pairing. The $45 ticket price includes a selection of four wines and accompanying small bites.
Tuesday, November 13
Texas Bourbon & Whiskey Cocktail Dinner at Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar
Think wine is the only beverage that goes well with food? Guess again. Bourbon cocktails are the star of this intimate dinner featuring smoked beef tongue, beet salad, whole roasted New York strip steak, and a tempting pecan pie for dessert. The reception begins at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7 pm. Call Meadow at 210-481-4214 to reserve your $55 seat.
Wednesday, November 14
Hot Wells Harvest Feast 2018 at Mission Park Pavilions
Embrace the season at this can’t-miss feast featuring some of the most acclaimed names in the San Antonio restaurant scene. For its sixth year, Hot Wells Conservancy invites has gathered a stellar lineup of more than 30 of chefs and mixologists, including Alamo City faves alongside special guests from Austin, Houston, and Los Angeles. Individual tickets are $75, and the feast runs 6-10 pm.
Thursday, November 15
Kombucha 101 at Avocado Cafe & Juice Bar
Get your brew on from 6:30-8 pm at this workshop offering step-by-step instruction on how to make one of the world’s most popular probiotic drinks. The $20 ticket buys each guest a detailed workbook and a SCOBY (the carrier for the yeast and bacteria that gives the drink its signature fizz) so they can make batches for months to come — and start saving money on pricey store-bought kombucha.
Saturday, November 17
GrillsGiving at Mission County Park
The heat is on at this old fashioned barbecue cook-off featuring tasty brisket, chicken, and ribs made by over two dozen pitmaster teams. From noon-6 pm, this family friendly event on the banks of the Mission River offers plenty of bites, live music, activities for kids, and free parking. Admission is $10 and benefits CPS Energy’s Residential Energy Assistance Partnership fund.
Sunday, November 18
Brunchin' with Man's Best Friend at The Roost Pub & Cafe
Treat yourself and your furry companion to a Sunday of tail-wagging nibbles and drinks. From 11 am to 3 pm, the Broadway Street pub will host a variety of local pet businesses offering holistic pet nutrition, mobile vet services, and grooming. Humans are taken care of with deals on mimosas and Bloody Marys.