It’s late September, which means it’s time for a Taste of the Heights — Alamo Heights, that is. The Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce presents one of its biggest annual events September 28 at the Witte Museum.
As the name implies, eating is the main draw at the annual sip-and-stroll. More than 50 area restaurants and caterers will offer samples of signature meals on the grounds of the historic Midtown museum.
A variety of local, state, and nationwide restaurants with a presence in the Alamo Heights area take part in the annual event, including Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine, BurgerFi, O Fudge, Cheesy Jane’s, Fratello's Deli, Brava Brava, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Pizza, Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse, Paesanos, Tomatillos, Pirahna Killer Sushi, Rosini Italian Bistro, Meemo’s Bakery, La Panaderia, Alberico Fine Wine, Tribeca 212, Chocollazo, Fresh Horizons, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Wine has always been a big part of the party, but in past years, craft beer has had an increased presence. In past Taste events, reps from breweries such as Abita, Goliad, Pedernales, New Belgium, Blue Moon, as well as producers of ciders and other adult beverages, have exchanged pleasantries with patrons.
In addition to the food and drink, the event includes a silent auction featuring a variety of items from local businesses and organizations, casino-themed games, and live music. Musicians usually keep visitors dancing, or at least swaying to the rhythms, indoors and out.
Of course, Taste of the Heights is more than an excuse to party. It’s a fundraiser, a way for chamber members and the community at large to give to a great cause. This year, the Witte, the San Antonio Life Academy — a new day program that provides continuing education opportunities to adults with special needs, and David’s Legacy Foundation — an area nonprofit that helps combat cyberbullying — will receive some proceeds from the event.
Admission to the rain or shine event is $50 and all-inclusive. Tickets are available now.