Who's ready for another all-female pop-up? This time, several kitchen goddesses will team up to support a fellow female badass in need. Jessica Vargas of Locavore, Juliet Burley (Southerleigh), Libby Mattingsley (Uncommon Fare), Kat Sees (Folc), Nadia Casaperalta (Hot Joy), Caitlin Buchanan (Citrus) and Monica De La O (Tailgate Bistro) will host a pop-up dinner at Folc (226 E. Olmos Drive, 210-822-0100) with Hillary Woodhouse tending to the cocktails inside Park Social next door. Details for the June 14 dinner, which will help benefit Joan Cheever of the Chow Train, are still in the works. Cheever and her truck made news earlier this year after she was fined for feeding the homeless.
Houston Street Charities, the nonprofit behind the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, will host Houston Street Food, a community picnic on Sunday, May 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This picnic will pack in high-end snacks with baskets ($50, reservations required) provided by Bohanan's Restaurant & Bar, Lüke San Antonio, Market On Houston, The Monterey, The Palm, Tre Trattoria and Catalyst Catering ($25 for their kid-friendly basket). Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program, which helps provide meals and snacks for kids during summer vacation. For more details visit, houstonstreefood.org..
I'll try not to dip into my stash of fart jokes for this heads up. Two Step Restaurant & Cantina (9840 W. Loop 1604 N) will host the first-ever Borracho Bean Festival and Cook Off on Saturday, June 6. The event will include beer and margarita vendors, along with live music and entertainment, but perhaps most importantly, a cook off between Two Step, El Chaparral, Mia's Mexican Restaurant, Blanco BBQ, The Art Institute Culinary Department and more. Visit borrachobeansa.com for tickets.
Two words: Beer breakfast. Barbaro (2720 McCullough, 210-320-2261) will host a release party for Founders Brewing Co.'s Kentucky Breakfast Stout on Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To pair with the imperial stout's coffee and chocolate flavors, which are then cave-aged in oak barrels for an entire year, the kitchen will have Italian sausage links and porcini mostarda as off-menu specials.
Finally, San Antonio beer shelves will now feature the likes of Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light, owned by the William K. Busch Brewing Company. If that sounds familiar, it's because owner Billy Busch is the great grandson of Adolphus Busch, so he's got brewing in his blood.