- David Rangel
- It’s tiki time
Wednesday, June 25: Rosella Coffee Co. loves playing host to fun soirees. Visit their loft and sample a few Saint Arnold beers as paired with meats and cheeses. Learn about pairing while noshing on snacks. Limited to 25 guests. $20, 203 E Jones, Ste 101, (210) 277-8574, facebook.com/rosellacoffee.
Wednesday, June 25: Tiki Week, hosted by the United States Bartender’s Guild, continues at El Mirador. Now under the ownership of The Esquire’s Chris Hill, the restaurant will host an educational seminar with bar manager Houston Eaves, as presented by Wahaka Mezcal. Stay for the mezcal inspired happy hour. Free seminar runs 3-5pm, tiki happy hour runs 5-7pm, 722 St. Mary’s, (210) 225-9444, texastikiweek.com.
Thursday, June 26: Everyone loves a good fart joke. Get a sneak peek at “Grossology,” the Witte’s latest exhibit that covers all of the body’s icky habits, and leave the kiddos at home while you enjoy hands-on activities, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. $15 members, $20 nonmembers, 6:30-8:30pm, 3801 Broadway, (210) 357-1910, wittemuseum.org.
Thursday, June 26: Do you even tiki, bro? Hot Joy, Southtown’s newest cocktail den, will feature late night food and tiki menus. Prices vary, 11pm-2am, 1014 S Alamo, (210) 368-9324, texastikiweek.com.
Saturday, June 28: Cured is hosting a “Young Guns” heirloom tomato dinner which will include charcuterie with tomato rillettes and sausage, an edible Bloody Mary, freshwater bouillabaisse, beefsteak with tomato terrine and a tomato garden stuffed with peaches, plums and cherries. All dishes will be prepared by chef Steve McHugh’s team of up-and-coming cooks. $100 per person, 11:30pm, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Ste 101 (210) 314-3929 for reservations, curedatpearl.com.
Saturday, June 28: Bring your pooch and have a drink or two at The Hangar for its Dog DAZE & Pet Adoption event. Guests are welcome to have their four-legged friends join the fun in the puppy play area while humans celebrate the weekend with $1 mimosas and $10 bottomless brunch until 4 p.m. Don’t have a furry friend? Adopt one via SA. R.O.C.K.S. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10, 11am-4pm, 8203 Broadway, (210) 818-7699, thehangarsa.com.
Sunday, June 29: For those unsure of which wine fits their forte, Max’s Wine Dive offers Flight School, an interactive wine class that allows patrons to discover which drinks make their palates sing. The topic on the board for discussion this week is Tasting 101 & Whites. $30 per person or $75 for a three-pack and $145 for 6 people, 4:30-6 pm, 340 E Basse, (210) 444-9547, maxswinedive.com.
Sunday, June 29: San Antonio and Austin meet over cocktails for a cool competition between each city’s most badass bartenders at Blue Box. Drinks will be judged on taste, creativity, showmanship and garnish. Free admission, cocktail prices vary, noon-3pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 227-5853, texastikiweek.com.