Culinaria: San Antonio Wine and Food Festival
Friday, May 16: Tequila sips and flavor bites are what you’ll find at Best of Mexico along with specialty cocktails, a silent auction and live entertainment. Stop by the Shops at La Cantera for ceviches, sopes and more. $50 advance, $65 at the door, 7-10pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 822-9555, culinariasa.org.
Saturday, May 17: Seminars continue this year at TBA with four booze-centric courses, such as “Wine, Wine, Wine,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “Wine Plus Cocktails” and “Small Batch Bourbon & Scotch.” $30 each or $100 for all four, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm, advance sales only, 2801 N St. Mary’s, (210) 822-9555, culinariasa.org.
Saturday, May 17: The tagline for the Grand Tasting is “Taste until you can taste no more,” and they mean it. Don your soiree best and sample food from around the city along with wines from across the globe inside the Grotto at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. $100 in advance, $125 at the door, 7-10pm, 200 E Market, (210) 822-9555, culinariasa.org.
Sunday, May 18: Brunch at Casa Hernan might be sold out, but there’s no need to pout because Burgers, BBQ & Beer closes down 2014’s festival week with several Texan favorites as area chefs fire up the barbecue pits. Bust out the loose dresses and comfy shorts for this laidback event. $45 in advance, $55 at the door, $10 for minors, 1-4pm, The Pearl, 200 E Grayson, (210) 822-9555, culinariasa.org.