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Here are the 5 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Here are the 5 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Ocho at Hotel Havana
Hotel Havana takes a trip to West Texas October 29 for a special beer pairing dinner. Ocho at Hotel Havana/Facebook

If San Antonio sees an uptick in searches for “hangover cures” this week, we won’t be surprised. From an intimate Bourbon tasting to a blowout pairing dinner, Alamo City is raising its glass with a slate of boozy events. Need a break from the party? End the week with a Sunday supper helping neighbors in need (and a tall glass of water).

Monday, October 29

Brewmaster’s Dinner at Hotel Havana
Brewmaster Jan Matysiak of Big Bend Brewing Co. checks into Hotel Havana at 7 pm for this special dinner highlighting the diversity of beer. The $60 ticket includes four delectable courses prepared by Edward Villarreal paired with a curated beer selection including rare seasonals like a barrel-aged Marfa Light Russian imperial stout.

Tuesday, October 30 

Whistle Pig Pairing Dinner at Whiskey Cake
Go hog wild at this pairing dinner combining Whistle Pig’s portfolio of rye whiskey and seasonal farm-to-table fare. Arrive promptly at 7 pm for veal tartare and a welcoming glass of prosecco, then wallow in five delicious courses full of fall flavors like maple, pumpkin, and sage. Tickets are $85. Call the restaurant at 210-236-8095 to RSVP.

Friday, November 2

Día de los Muertos Dinner at Southtown Wine and Tapas
Southtown chef Anthony Settles is having a birthday and the entire city is invited. For $40, well-wishers can feast on four Día-inspired dishes like a Green Goddess salad with cilantro ranch chimichurri and beefy chile rellenos. For the celebratory toast? The eatery’s famous sangria, of course. Reserve your spot here.

Saturday, November 3 

SA Cerveceros Homebrew Fest 2018 at Brackenridge Park
San Antonio’s best amateur brewers go head-to-head in this fierce brewing competition. From 1- 5 pm at Brackenridge Park’s Koehler Pavilion, guests can taste complimentary samples of each beer and vote on who gets to take home the crown. The fest is free with RSVP.   

Sunday, November 4 

Friendsgiving at The Rustic
Get a jump start on the holiday season at this special Sunday supper. Beginning at 2 pm, The Rustic will be serving up a choice of entree plus unlimited homestyle sides with all proceeds benefitting the San Antonio Food Bank. While feasting on fried chicken or double-cut pork chops, guests can also pre-order a signature holiday pie. We won’t tell anyone you didn’t bake it yourself.