Seize the day
For San Antonio foodies, Culinaria’s twice annual Restaurant Weeks is the hottest ticket in town, allowing patrons to experience the exploding Alamo City dining scene for a fraction of the cost. Now, the nonprofit is giving locals even more of a chance to eat their hearts out with the introduction of Tasty Tuesdays.
The new promotion, announced May 30, acts as a prelude to the summer edition of Restaurant Weeks, bringing the same format to every Tuesday in June, July, and August. Participating restaurants can opt to offer a $15 three-course lunch, a $30 three-course dinner, or both, according to a release.
One of our primary goals is to help expose and support the remarkable culinary talent we have in this city,” explains Culinaria president and CEO Suzanne Taranto-Etheredge via release. “Tuesdays are traditionally slower for the restaurant industry, so it makes sense to extend our Restaurant Weeks offerings to those nights.”
The promotion isn’t just meant to drum up business during the sluggish season. Tasty Tuesdays is an extension of Culinaria’s core mission to promote San Antonio’s food scene to both locals and visitors.
“It might be the nudge folks need to get out and sample some of our city’s best gourmet options and still stay on budget,” continues Taranto-Etheredge. “Plus, downtown parking in San Antonio is free on Tuesdays, so locals can play tourist and not have to worry about $10 to $20 parking fees.”
Although the list of participants has yet to be posted, Restaurant Weeks regularly attracts some of the most acclaimed spots in town, including relative newcomers like Meadow Neighborhood Eatery & Bar, Playland, and Eastside Kitchenette and fine dining classics like Restaurant Gwendolyn, Grayze, and Tre Trattoria. Tasty Tuesdays is also available in Boerne and New Braunfels.
As with the main biannual food party, the new weekly specials are expected to pack the house. Although not required, reservations are encouraged to secure a seat.