Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on This Week

Posted By on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 8:58 AM

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A new spring drink from The Brooklynite

Wednesday, March 19: The Brooklynite is unveiling its spring menu of 22 new cocktails, which feature fresh juices from Crave-Market, chef Elizabeth Johnson’s new venture. The new drinks include a Plains Walker with bourbon, sherry, Fernet and Angostura bitters, and a What’s Up Doc? with tequila blanco, casoni, Crave-Market’s carrot juice, lime, simple syrup, arbol chile tincture and mescal. Prices vary, 5pm, 516 Brooklyn, (210) 444-0707, thebrooklynitesa.com.

Thursday, March 20: Milagro Tequila and Cocktail is having a tasting at Gustology, your favorite mixology classroom. The tasting includes a Milagro margarita, Milagro select barrel reserve silver, a Veracruzana cocktail and more. $15 in advance and $20 at the door, 6-8pm, 1856 Nacogdoches, (210) 892-1292, gustologist.com.

Thursday, March 20: The San Antonio AIDS Foundation and members of Wicked’s national touring company will host Wicked WEBB at the Bonham Exchange. The night includes a live performance by the touring cast and live auction that offers the opportunity to attend the “Greening of Elphaba,” backstage tour and score two house seats for a performance of Wicked starting March 21. $20, 11:30pm-1am, 411 Bonham, (210) 225 4715, sanantonioaids.org.

Friday, March 21: Texas-made wine and spirits will be front and center during Twin Liquor’s Texas Fest Grand Tasting. Meet local crafters and sample selections via White Hat Rum, Treaty Oak, Tito’s, Bone Spirits, McPherson Cellars and PepeZ Tequila. Free, 5-8pm, 12955 San Pedro, (210) 403-2322,twinliquors.com.

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Photo by Andrew J. Gonzales

Saturday, March 22: Who’s up for a pub crawl? St. Arnold Brewing Company is hosting its first-ever San Antonio pub crawl as gulping participants hit Barraca (1420 S Alamo), Stella Public House (1414 S Alamo), Joe Blue’s (1420 S Alamo), The Friendly Spot (943 S Alamo) and The Filling Station (701 S St. Mary’s) in any order. Free, 2-6pm, prizes for competing the crawl will be passed out at Alamo Street Eat Bar at 6pm, nicole_george@saintarnold.comfacebook.com/saintarnoldSATX.

Saturday, March 22: Make it a wine weekend with a visit to Flat Creek Estate Winery and Vineyard for their annual shrimp boil. Reservations include a glass of wine, half pound of shrimp, salad, bread and dessert. The Zydeco Angels will provide the tunes. $30, 4-8pm, 24912 Singleton, Marble Falls, (512) 267-6310, facebook.com/FlatCreekEstate.

Sunday, March 23: The Texas Cooks’ Co-Op will switch gears this March by scrapping the wine pairings and featuring beers instead. The Beer and Bison dinner at The Bushnell will feature a nose-to-tail dinner with bison from Thunderheart Ranch. The dinner includes hors d’oeuvres, 12 courses, beer and cocktails. $70, 4-7pm, 240 Bushnell, texascookscoop@yahoo.com.

Monday, March 24: Learn what types of olives to pair with your jamon Iberico during this “Spanish Tapas 101” class at Sur La Table. The menu includes garlic-seared shrimp with sherry, blue cheese-stuffed dried figs, chorizo-stuffed baby red potatoes and fried goat cheese croquetas with sweet pimenton sauce. $69, 6:30-8:30pm, 15900 La Cantera, Ste 19120, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.

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