Mother's Day weekend kicks off with the fifth annual Twisted Taco Truck Throwdown on Saturday, May 9, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Held at VFW Post 76 at 10th Street, the event hosts some of the city's best taco trucks, all competing for the title of either Grand Champion, People's Choice or Freestyle winner. From 4 to 8 p.m. participating trucks will sell al pastor tacos for $1. Proceeds from the day's event, which will include tacos from past winners and late-night favorites, will benefit the VFW Post 76 Veteran Relief Fund. Enjoy cool beers, hot tacos and most of San Antonio's taco-loving crowds all in one fell swoop.
When it comes to treating the most important lady in everyone's lives to a fun Mother's Day meal, the options are piling up. Robbie Nowlin and his team at Citrus at Hotel Valencia (150 E. Houston, 210-230-8412) will host a brunch with chilled, hot and sweet selections including charcuterie, oysters, brioche French toast and more from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Prices start at $69.96 for adults, $34.95 for kids 6-12 and free for children under 5. Max's Wine Dive (340 E. Basse Road, Suite 101, 210-444-9547) will feature Mother's Day entrees such as ultimate "Steak & Eggs" with roasted prime rib over jalapeño cheesy grits, two poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise for $25, crab cake benedict for $19 and cast iron Mexican chocolate sticky buns for $7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sister restaurant Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden (312 Pearl Pkwy., Building 3, 210-354-4644) will feature a gourmet brunch and chef specials via executive chef Jeff White, ranging from $14 for lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh lemon curd to $19 for a lobster cobb salad. If mom isn't a morning person, Market on Houston (205 E. Houston St., 210-227-3241) will host a Mother's Day three-course dinner with choice of starter, entrée and dessert for $35. Finally, if the mother of your children needs a few drinks, Stone Werks Big Rock Grill plans a special brunch and drink menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with $2.75 mimosas, sangria and bloody marys at all three locations.
Glimpse opulent life and help support the San Antonio Food Bank by attending the 20th annual Taste of The Dominion on Thursday, May 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., where 15 restaurants will show off signature bites. You can bid on a huge silent auction and enjoy live music. Tickets ($35) are available at safoodbank.org/thedominion.