Boo, love. Yay, cocktails!
Friday, February 14: Love stinks, amirite? Forget ol’ whatshisname at The Brooklynite’s Anti Valentine party. The singles-geared event will feature $6 Love Beat #2s with gin, lime, sugar, Thai basil, celery bitters and fresh cracked pepper. Free admission, 5pm, 516 Brooklyn, (210) 444-0707, thebrooklynitesa.com.
Friday, February 14: It’s National Food Truck Date Day and Boardwalk on Bulverde is celebrating with free beer and red wine. The food truck line up includes Dirty Dawgs and Fries, Crazy Carl’s, Angus Food Truck Co., Totally Shredded, Duke’s Seafood & Grill, Gracie’s Kitchen and Wheelie Gourmet. Free admission, 6-10pm, 14732 Bulverde, (210) 402-2829, facebook.com/TheBoardwalkSA.
Rows of arcade machines and other gaming systems await at Ultra Arcade. (Courtesy)
Saturday, February 15: Who is ready for a giant dose of nostalgia? Ultra Arcade, a new multi-system arcade/pizza place will hold its grand opening with free snacks, free beer and freeplay on all games. The day-long festivities will include a cosplay contest and tournaments of Tekken, Super Smash Bros, Killer Instinct, Super Street Fighter IV, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Noon-2am, 5946 Blanco, (210) 858-2028, facebook.com/UltraArcade.
Saturday, February 15: Turkish cooking classes continue at the Raindrop Turkish House with a lesson that covers okra strew, buttered bulgur pilaf and carrot balls for dessert. $10, 10:30am-1:30pm, 4337 Vance Jackson, (979) 422-9260, email rwasanantonio (at) turkishhouse.org to reserve a spot.
Monday, February 17: The only way to survive a Monday is with several strong cocktails. Stop by Blue Box for the George’s Keep Upstairs Takeover, which features future general managers Steven Martin and Johnny Bernal as they craft their opening cocktail menu. 4pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 227-2583, facebook.com/blueboxatpearl.