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Here are the 7 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Here are the 7 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Ole at the Pearl spanish tapas
Indulge in cuisines from around the world.  Photo courtesy of Pearl

With events celebrating Spain, Belgium, and the Italian countryside, this week's food and drink roundup is designed to inspire your inner jet-setter. Begin the week tasting the best of Iberian cuisine and then close it out with an all-American beer tasting. In between, experience the best that San Antonio's food scene has to offer. 

Tuesday, June 26

Intercambio Dinner Series at the Pearl
Cured at Pearl hosts three-time James Beard finalist chef Steve McHugh and chef Patxi Sumarraga. As a leader in the slow food movement, Sumarraga will craft a dinner of Iberian cuisine complete with Spanish wine pairings. This exclusive dinner is the landmark event for Pearl’s Olé Intercambio Dinner Series and begins at 6 pm. RSVP at here

Wednesday, June 27

The Day of Olive Oil at Hotel Emma
Discover the magic behind the Mediterranean's culinary cornerstone at this extradorinary event. Beginning at 10:30 am, Hotel Emma offers two sessions where guests can watch a documentary on the delicate craft of making Spanish olive oil followed by a tasting activity. From noon-8 pm, the hotel’s gourmet market will serve tapas dishes highlighting the rich flavors of Spanish olive oil, followed by a formal dinner at Supper. Tickets for each session are $25 and $50 for the dinner at Supper with reservations.   

Thursday, June 28

A Trip to Italy: Taste of Piedmont at Pesto Ristorante-Olmos Park  
Venture to the roaming hillsides of Italy’s Piedmont province during this special five-course dinner curated by chef Alex Santoyo. Tickets are $65, and the dinner begins at 6 pm. Seating is limited, so contact the restaurant at (210) 314-1072 to reserve a spot.

Cocktails & Culture: Rex's Revenge at Witte Museum
Why go to the theater to see ancient dinosaurs come to life when you can experience Jurassic creatures in-person at the Witte? Starting at 7:30 pm, this remarkable event offers attendees a chance to learn about our ferocious predecessors from renowned paleontologist, Dr. Thomas Adams, followed by beer and cocktails provided by Alamo Beer and V Bar Mixologist, including collossal bites from Slider Provider and Cousins Maine Lobster. Individual tickets are $20 and include admission to the "Predators vs. Prey" exhibition.  

Friday, June 29

Summer Beer Fest at The Corner
Thirteen top-notch breweries, live music, barbecue, and free beer-centric merch? Count us in. Corner’s annual Beer Fest is a must-attend event for San Antonio’s most dedicated beer-lovers and foodies. There is no cover and the fest begin at 7 pm.

Saturday, June 30

Busted Sandal’s Kickoff to Summer Party at Busted Sandal Brewing Company
Join Busted Sandal for an epic summer kick off and kick back with exciting seasonal brews and summertime activities. From noon to 10 pm, the Corner will be serving up $4 beer all-day long, along with live music, food trucks, and free paletas to round out the evening. Attendees can also unleash their inner abuela in a heated chancla (sandal) throwing contest or cool off with a 37-foot Slip 'N Slide. 

Summer Open House at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Ranger Creek is opening its doors for an exciting summer block party complete with games, music, and tasty eats from 5-9 pm. Enjoy plenty of ice-cold local brew or resfreshing frozen bourbon and Cokes. Admission is $10 including three drink tickets and bites from Twisted Traditions-SA and Slider Provider. The Brewery will also have two special kegs of test brews to sample and five cask beers.