- Banh mis are coming to Faust Tavern
Wednesday, February 4: Beer infusions are the main event at The Hangar Tavern's craft beer tasting in February. Guests will have a chance to sample Victory at Sea, Brooklyn Black Chocolate and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, along with eight samples of house-made infusions, including Captain Crunch cereal, lemongrass, ginger and more made using a French press and fresh herbs, whole spices and coffee. $5, 7-9pm, 14532 Brook Hollow, (210) 404-9430, thehangartavern.com.
Friday, February 6: Spending a Friday night at Central Market sounds kind of sad – until you add chocolate to the mix. The CM staff will turn the store into a chocolate dreamscape with samples and tasting stations throughout the area. Learn how to pair chocolate with a variety of products to really sweeten your February. Free, but registration is required, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8600, centralmarket.com.
Friday, February 6: Pop-ups don't come any cuter than when put on by a pair of area cooks in love. Becka Rodgers and Dave Rizo will host Stand Banh Mi inside Faust Tavern with creative takes on the Vietnamese classic and a few other surprises. Prices vary, 5pm-2am, 517 E Woodlawn, facebook.com/TheFaustTavern.
Friday, February 6: Bending Branch Winery knows how to pack in the romance. Stop in February 6-8 at Branch on High in Comfort for a tasting of six reserve and library wines as paired with Sweet Comfort Chocolates by Nancy. Reservations are strongly encouraged. $25, noon, 2 and 4pm Friday and Saturday, 1 and 3pm Sunday, 704 High, Comfort, (830) 995-3394, bendingbranchwinery.com.
Saturday, February 7: Denny's knows you love free things. To celebrate the opening of the newly remodeled Heritage brand location that uses local elements as part of design, the breakfast magnate will giveaway 10 free original Grand Slam breakfasts every hour on the hour. Stop in for prizes and giveaways throughout the day. 9am-2pm, 7138 NW Loop 410, dennys.com.
Sunday, February 8: San Antonio chefs will head to Stockdale's Vintage Heart Farm to host a Louisiana-style Boucherie or "butcher shop." Join Alamo City Provisions' John Russ, Pieter Sypesteyn, Diego Galicia, Rico Torres, Luis Morales, Jesse Torres and special guests Mark Weaver and James Canter as they demonstrate how to make classic dishes using the whole hog. The day starts off with a grit and grillades brunch, and supper starts at 3 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes. $150, 11am-6pm, 1700 CR 332, Stockdale, alamocityprovisions.com.
Sunday, February 8: Best pals artist Justin Parr and chef Robbie Nowlin are teaming up again. This time, Parr's art will be showcased inside Citrus and VBar at Hotel Valencia. Join the Sunday brunch reception with complimentary cocktails and light snacks. Free, 2-4pm, 150 E Houston, (210) 230-8412, hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com/citrus.htm.
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