Dine and Donate
San Antonio Restaurant Weeks serves up specials from almost 100 local eateries
Restaurant Weeks is back, giving San Antonians two weeks to enjoy a variety of prix-fixe multi-course meals at participating local restaurants with some proceeds going toward promoting the Alamo City as a premier food and wine destination.
Organized by the local nonprofit Culinaria, Restaurant Weeks has nearly 100 San Antonio-area eateries and bars taking part in the twice-a-year event, with the summer edition unfolding August 13 through 27.
Participating locations will offer special three-course prix-fixe menus: $20 and $30 for lunch, and $35, $45, and $55 for dinner, with to-go options at select eateries, according to a Culinaria press release.
Some restaurants plan to offer additional course options, as well as wine, cocktail, and beer pairings. Menus from participating restaurants and bars are available on Culinaria’s website. Reservations are not required, but are encouraged as walk-in service can’t be guaranteed, the release says.
Culinaria President and CEO Suzanne Taranto-Etheredge says Restaurant Weeks provides an opportunity for San Antonians and visitors to try and explore diverse dining options at new, young and long-established restaurants, and to do it all for charity.
"The event also provides an opportunity for chefs to showcase the variety of food and flavors that define the Alamo City and South Texas,” Taranto-Etheredge says, adding that the local culinary industry is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects.
“As a community, we are still affected by the pandemic, so hours and menu availability are subject to change. Please be patient and kind to restauranteurs who are working to provide the best experience and service while working under unusual circumstances."
Culinaria uses events such as Culinaria and the upcoming Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival, which debuts this October, to advocate for San Antonio as a hub of culinary, beverage, and hospitality recreation and education.