Saturday, September 20: Open the Taps, an organization that supports all things craft beer in the Lone Star State, will host a bottle share and fundraiser at catering outfit and restaurant Cruzan’s. Bring that vertical stash (the same brew via the same brewer from different years) you’ve been dying to try, or that rare bottle you’d been saving for a special occasion, and discuss Texas beer laws with Open the Taps members as they gear up for the next legislative session. $5 suggested donation, 6pm, 1320 Guadalupe, (210) 712-3064, openthetaps.org.
Saturday, September 20: Cured’s Young Gun series continues with its second Midnight Family Feast as sous chefs William Rivera and Ashby Cowart present two suckling pigs, two ways. Sides include huitlacoche mac and cheese with grilled bok choy salad, crudité of micro veggies, corn, borracho beans and Benton’s bacon-fat tortillas, and asparagus with Maggi aioli. Wash it all down with Jester King Brewing pairings. $100, midnight, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Ste 101, (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com.
Sunday, September 21: Inspired Occasions hosts the second of five fall events for the collaborative dinner series known as Alamo City Provisions, with chefs John Russ (Lüke San Antonio), Pieter Sypesteyn (The Cookhouse, Where Y’at Food Truck), Michael Sohocki (Restaurant Gwendolyn, Kimura), Rico Torres (Mixtli) and Elise Broz (Biga on the Banks), plus cocktails and wine pairings by Jesse Torres (Mixtli). Stop in for a champagne reception, followed by a four-course dinner, and a dessert buffet of profiteroles, chocolate and pistachio cream cookies, tropical mousse and more. The dinner also includes music by Ignacio Gallego and Marissa Bushman of the San Antonio Symphony. $110, 6pm, The Inn at Craig Place, 117 W Craig Place, alamocityprovisions.com.
Tuesday, September 23: Master the art of hand pies, savory and sweet, with Hannah Smith, Central Market cooking school instructor. The hands-on class will feature recipes for gouda apple hand pies, chicken chimichurri empanadas, eggplant parmesan calzones and cherry pop tarts with icing. $60, 6:30-9pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com.
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