Forget Guinness. This St. Paddy's Day, learn about Irish whiskey at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, which will feature a tasting of whiskeys on Thursday, March 17 from 2-6 p.m. Try varieties out of 2 Gingers, Kilbeggan Whiskey Distilling Co., Knappogue Castle, as well as lauded Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Tickets are $17 per person and include chef David Barrett's spread of Irish food pairings.
Your weekend plans should include celebrating the official start to spring (though it's essentially felt like spring since January) at Alchemy Kombucha and Culture (1123 N. Flores St., 210-320-1168) on Saturday, March 19 at 5 p.m. The festivities include plenty of cocktails and food specials.
Put the Peeps down. Easter weekend is nearly here and if you're hoping to keep the family happy or want to avoid post-church crowds, you may as well put in reservations now. Las Canarias at *Omni La Mansion. (112 College St., 210-518-1063) will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at $75 per person plus tip and tax with Champagne cocktails, a buffet of morning fair, chilled selections, salad station, a chef-carved station with smoked prime rib, cider cured ham and achiote-marinated turkey breast along with paella Valenciana, Texas Redfish and Texas braised beef short ribs.
Hit up Citrus' (150 E. Market St., 210-230-8412) Easter buffet where selections include a chilled bar, a migas station, cinnamon French toast, papas bravas, a carving station of spiral cut jamon and roasted prime rive and Easter-themed desserts. Prices are $59.95 for adults and $24.95 for children. Buffet runs 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reservations are required.
Spend your Easter Sunday at Tre Trattoria (4003 Broadway, 210-805-0333), which will offer a five-course prix-fixe brunch for $42.50. Tre's regular dinner menu will be served after 4.
Made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, tacos and a dessert bar are all on deck during Tacos and Tequila's (1915 Broadway, Suite 111, 210-314-8226) Easter buffet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At $22, the lineup includes rainbow chips, fire-roasted salsa, guacamole, Adobe pie, a carving station, street taco bar, aguas frescas and more. Early reservations will be accepted between and 9 and 10 a.m. only.
Finally, Sandbar Fish House & Market (200 E. Grayson St., Suite 117, 210-212-2221) will reopen its doors after a brief hiatus on March 18. Expect new updates and menu changes once the eatery opens according to the Pearl's public relation's team.
*Las Canarias is located at Omni La Mansion, 112 College St., (210) 518-1063.