Culinaria’s winter Restaurant Weeks returns to promote San Antonio’s culinary scene
January means it’s time again for the winter edition of Restaurant Weeks, a 14-day event that San Antonio nonprofit Culinaria uses to promote three-course prix-fixe menus at more than 100 participating local restaurants. This year’s winter Restaurant Weeks take place January 16-28.
Diners at these eateries will get a chance to enjoy a special lunch for $20 to $30 or dinner between $35 and $55, with to-go options available at select restaurants. Guests can expect some restaurants to offer additional course selections as well as wine, cocktail and beer pairings, a press release said.
Culinaria President/CEO Suzanne Taranto-Etheredge said San Antonio’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene is a vital part of the city and is also an important element of the local hospitality and tourism industry.
Taranto-Etheredge said it is even more critical for foodies to show their support for local restaurants given economic struggles that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Restaurant Weeks gives us the opportunity to celebrate the passion and vitality that our chefs and their teams put into their craft. As we start the new year, we also acknowledge the fierce perseverance of restaurant owners that have faced numerous challenges in the past two years. Culinaria Restaurant Weeks is a chance to help them as they continue to rebuild,” Taranto-Etheredge said in the release.
According to Culinaria, an event such as Restaurant Weeks also offers San Antonio residents and visitors many opportunities to explore the Alamo City’s ever-growing culinary scene and experience the town’s cultural richness present in new, buzzy hot spots and established, famed restaurants.
Menus from participating eateries can be found here. Culinaria said more restaurants are being added all the time, and that menus and/or other offerings could change. The nonprofit urges aspiring diners to call their preferred participating restaurant or check the eatery’s restaurant in advance. Reservations are not required, but, are encouraged as walk-in service can’t be guaranteed.