- Dan Payton
- Head to Smoke Shack during "Meat Week"
Thursday, January 22: Rosella Coffee Co. turns the volume up to 11 with a visit by the Snake Hawk Press. The space will turn into an art gallery featuring work from Cruz Ortiz, and attendees will take home freshly screened art pieces. Steven Lee Moya will spin some tunes. Free, 7-11pm, 203 E Jones, Ste 101, (210) 277-8574, facebook.com/RosellaCoffee.
Friday, January 23: You'll have a chance to explore the Italian countryside with a dinner at Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery, which will pair hand-picked wines with dishes by chef Francois Maeder, including capellini with a scallop and mushroom alfredo and a Lamarca Prosecco paired with almond butter mousse. $75, 7pm, 3920 Harry Wurzbach, crumpetsa.com, (210) 821-5600.
Saturday, January 24: Ranger Creek opens its doors for a weekly tour shedding light on the ins and outs of this combo brewery and distillery. Tours of the facility include a souvenir pint glass and three samples (either three beers or two beers and one whiskey). $10, 2pm, 4834 Whirlwind, (210) 775-2099, drinkrangercreek.com.
Sunday, January 25: The carnivorous parade known as "Meat Week" will once again hit San Antonio with stops at local eateries offering discounts, specials, swag and more. The lineup includes stops at Big Bob's Burgers 1604 (4553 N Loop 1604 W, Ste 1133); Smoke Shack (3714 Broadway); B&D Ice House (1004 S Alamo); B Daddy's BBQ (18508 Bandera); The County Line (10101 I-10 W); Dignowity Meats on Houston (1701 E Houston); The Point Park & Eats (24188 Boerne Stage); and the weeklong celebration ends on February 1 with a Super Bowl watch party at Alamo Basement and Tiny Roar Creative (104 Woodward). For the full list of events and specials, visit meatweek.com.
Monday, January 26: Don't be afraid to pair fish with red wines. The staff at Central Market will walk you through pairing salmon dishes from around the globe with a selection of pinots. The menu includes salmon rillettes, olive oil poached salmon on a warm lentil salad, and Catalan-style salmon with almonds, oranges and avocados. $50, 6:30-9pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com.
Wednesday, January 28: The kids are back to school, and mom's can start enjoying their vino with little to no judgement. Cecilia Barretto, wine director of Folc, welcomes wine enthusiasts to learn about the five major wine varieties (pinot grigio, Chardonnay, pinot noir, grenache and zinfandel) with generous sample pours and appetizers created by chef Luis Colon. $20, 226 E Olmos, (210) 822-0100, folc-restaurant.com.
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