News and notes from the San Antonio food scene
Wine and dine near the tee
Become epicurean at "Discover Your Senses," a shindig sponsored by the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. On Sunday, May 1 at the Club at Sonterra, 901 Sonterra Boulevard, you can sample food and wine from more than 20 of the city's restaurants. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $40.
Vegetarians host a meatless-and-greet
You may never eat a hamburger again after attending a Vege-Gathering Saturday, April 30. From 3 to 6:30 p.m., William Greenway of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary will present "To Love as God Loves: Animals and the Imago Dei" with breakout sessions on "Environmental Impacts of the Meat Industry," Health Effects of Dietary Choices," and "Ethical Perspectives on Vegetarianism." A vegetarian supper of chili and cornbread follows the discussion. The event will be held at Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ, which meets at First Unitarian Universalist Church, I-10 West and NW Loop 410. Cost is $20 per person. Info: 682-3516.
A good reason to eat
Eat For a Cause, other than your own hunger, at a May 9 fund-raiser for the Family Service Association, which provides support services for children at risk for abuse and neglect. The Blue Cactus Café, 13525 Wetmore, hosts the event, which includes a buffet of brisket, chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, beans, bread, pickles, onions, sauce, and beverages. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Info: 490-7330.
No bulls allowed: Dine on fine china at the Oak Room
Ahi tuna appetizer, prime rib, broiled shrimp: These are among the specialties at the newly opened Oak Room Restaurant, Bitters and Embassy Row. Other entrées include Carpaccio, a marinated and thinly sliced tenderloin dressed with capers, onions, cream cheese, and extra virgin oil; grilled Alaskan salmon served with lobster and oyster mushroom essence; and grilled Wahoo filet topped with mango cilantro chutney. Dinner is offered daily from 5 to 11 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Info: 499-4068.