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First Course: Hotel Emma's opening chef and a Saint Arnold event


beer bites from Rosella Coffee via The Pearl will soon house Hotel Emma, a four-star boutique hotel that is slated to open in 2015 named after Emma Koehler, wife of Pearl Brewery founder Otto Koehler. Hotel Emma will have Chef John Brand formerly of Las Canarias as executive chef and culinary director. Rosella Coffee Co. (203 E Jones) is hosting a Saint Arnold’s Beer Pairing event on Wednesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Guests will sample a few Saint Arnold beers with meat and cheese pairings and learn about beer and food pairings. Tickets are $20 with 25 spots available.

Sea Island Shrimp House (multiple locations) will offer a new summer entree to its menu. The fish Isabel is a wild-caught Atlantic whitefish in a fresh lemon butter sauce with artichokes, mushrooms and tomatoes served with steamed vegetables, rice pilaf and a toasted baguette for $11.99. 

The dish can also be ordered with Texas Gulf shrimp or a Cajun-style crawfish topping for $12.99. Through August, Sea Island is also serving glasses of strawberry lemonade for $2.99.

Umai Mi (555 W Bitters) will have an open house and mixer to celebrate Chef Jason Dady on the cover of May’s issue of NSIDE Magazine on Thursday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Handcrafted cocktails and tasty hors d’oeuvres will be served. Suggested $10 donations will be given to Make-a-Wish San Antonio. RSVP to

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