Fit for Foodies

The 5 best events for San Antonio foodies this month

The 5 best events for San Antonio foodies this month

Benjis's Munch Truck San Antonio cran sandwich
Benjie's Munch Truck will be at Culinaria's Food Truck Event. Benjie's Munch/Facebook

September is filled with culinary delights for San Antonio foodies. From Brews and Blooms to Taste of the Heights, there are ample opportunities to sample signature items from an array of local restaurants and craft breweries too.

Here are five events fit for foodies:

San Antonio Botanical Garden's Brews and Blooms
September 10 from 6:30-9:30 pm
Aside from enjoying the gorgeous scenery around the garden, you can try craft beer, including limited releases, from primarily San Antonio-area brewers. Admission ranges from $27 for garden members to $30 for the general public. Admission is just $15 for designated drivers.

Each ticket includes admission to the garden, event, 12 drink tickets, and a 4-ounce event souvenir glass. The breweries slated to take part are Southerleigh, Alamo Beer, Blue Star, 5 Stones, Ranger Creek, as well as Independence, Shiner, Austin Eastciders, and Boston Beer.

Food trucks Box Street Social, The Goods SA, Pink's Popcorn, and Thyme for Lunch will be on hand, and the Jeff Jacobs Band will entertain attendees. There also will be a photo booth and lawn games. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Culinaria's Food Truck Event 
September 10 from noon-6 pm at Freeman Coliseum
This food truck event has been part of Culinaria's festival week in May, but, perhaps not surprisingly, it has become so popular that the event is being given its own spotlight. Dozens of mostly local food trucks in a wide variety of cuisines will take part. Duk Truck, Smoke The Truck, Chocollazo, Cheesy Jane's, and Benjie's Munch Truck are among the scheduled participants.

Admission is $10 in advance for ages 21 and $20 at the door. For those under 21, admission is $5, and it's free for 5 and under. Tickets to buy food and beverages from the food trucks will be sold onsite. 

San Antonio Cocktail Conference's Cocktail Cruise
September 13 from 7:30-9 pm on the River Walk
The local cocktail conference organization holds a number of special fundraisers throughout the year in between the main multiday conference held each January. The Cocktail Cruise will let attendees enjoy craft cocktails on the city's new San Antonio River barge prototype while raising money for children's charities. 

For those interested in craft beer, a barge with brews from Alamo Beer Co. will ride 5:30-6:30 pm. Tickets for each barge ride are $65 per person and include savories from Luke Restaurant.

Bud Light, The Taste
September 13-15 at the Houston Street/River Walk area
More than 20 local restaurants will showcase appetizer-size portions of their signature dish alongside a featured beverage at this three-day affair. Each night, guests will sample food and vote for their favorite to help determine the evening's winner.

More than 1,400 people total are expected to attend Bud Light, The Taste. Tickets are $30 for one day, $75 for all three. 

Taste of the Heights 
September 29 from 7-10 pm at The DoSeum
Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce hold its annual event where you can sample culinary delights from independent and chain restaurants around the area. In addition to restaurants, a growing number of breweries and wineries will participate in the event. Tickets are $50 in advance and cover the food and drink samples. 

Taste of the Heights attendees can also enjoy live music and an auction. Proceeds will benefit The DoSeum and David's Legacy Foundation, the latter of which advocates for anti-bullying efforts.