Hold on to your knives and forks: San Antonio Restaurant Week is back. The annual event hosted by Culinaria is one of the best ways to explore Alamo City restaurants while supporting a local cause.
From August 13-27, a host of restaurants will offer three-course lunch and dinner menus ranging in price from $10-$35. For each meal enjoyed, $1-$2 will go directly to Culinaria in support of the organization's many projects, including a new urban farm.
Here are our top picks for dining out during Restaurant Week:
In the mood for Mexican food? Ácenar's lunch deal caught our eye. Choose soup or salad, tacos al pastor or fried fish torta, and tres leches or chocolate mousse, all for $15.
Enjoy the unique cuisine of Peru at Pearl's newest eatery. The $35 dinner comes with an optional beverage pairing for an additional $18. Start with a fresh ceviche or bon-lai salad, followed by Japanese-style beef Milanese or the classic Peruvian dish of chanco frito and chaufa. End your meal with sorbet or coconut sticky rice.
Cooper's Meat Market
This family-run restaurant is offering two different to-go options for lunch and dinner. For $10, grab lunch featuring a New York strip or meatloaf sandwich, plus sides and a dessert. For dinner, try the chicken roulade or Texas Wagyu meatloaf; each is $25.
Hop and Vine
Hop and Vine is offering a $15 brunch menu during Restaurant Week. Enjoy a light starter, then choose from three hearty entrees: eggs Benedict, chicken and waffle, or a breakfast sandwich. Select a mimosa or Bloody Mary to accompany your meal, available August 13, 14, and 27.
Executive chef John Russ is serving up a hearty New Orleans dinner in a refined setting. The three-course dinner, $35, looks rather decadent, with options like chargrilled eggplant salad with blackfin tuna and jambalaya-stuffed pork chop.
Red at the Art Institute of San Antonio
Sample what the students at Art Institute of San Antonio are cooking up during Restaurant Week at the school's in-house restaurant. Red will offer a wide selection for lunch and dinner, bringing in influences from Mexico (masa cakes with pulled pork and chicken), New Orleans (pecan-crusted snapper with a spicy remoulade), and more. Lunch is $10 and dinner is $25.
Rossini Italian Bistro
Swing by Rossini's to sample a lineup of amazing Italian fare. There are a plenty of options on the prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus, available for $15 and $35, respectively. We're eyeing the hearty lasagna for lunch and the decadent linguine with mussels and shrimp for dinner.
Smoke's dinner deal is a steal. Start with a chicken-apple corndog, followed by beef ribs with burnt end beans and cole slaw. Dessert is a whoopee ice cream sandwich. The cost? $25.
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