5 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on This Week

Grab a pillow talk at The Brooklynite (Courtesy)

Wednesday, January 29: Wear your best or rattiest pajamas while sipping on the Brooklynite’s ever-popular pillow talk cocktail ($6) made with chamomile pisco, lime, simple syrup and violette. The pajama party will include music by Steven Lee Moya. Free admission, 5pm-2am, 516 Brooklyn, (210) 444-0707, thebrooklynitesa.com.

Thursday, January 30: It’s a barleywine showdown at Big Hops Growler Station. Real Ale Brewery will showcased their brew skills while you sample a 2013 Sysiphus, Batch 1 RABC Blonde Barleywine, Lost Gold IPA, Brewhouse Brown and Phoenixx Double ESB. Free admission, 7pm, 8313 Broadway, (210) 320-1995, bighops.com.

Thursday, January 30: Meat Week continues with a stop at Barbecue Statue. Owner Stewart Peacock will be on-hand to chat about all things meat, and Meat Week participants will receive 30 percent off their meal.  Free admission, 6:30pm, 1610 NE Loop 410, (210) 824-9191, barbecuestation.com.

Friday, January 31: The meaty party continues at The Big Bib which will offer a Meat Week brisket plate special with two sides for $6.99. Free admission, 4-8pm, meetup at 6:30pm, 104 Lanark, (210) 654-8400, thebigbib.com.

Volunteers at last year's Asian Festival (Courtesy)

Saturday, February 1: Celebrate the Year of the Horse at the Institute of Texan Cultures’ 27th annual Asian Festival. Load up on traditional Korean, Indian, Chinese and other pan-Asian treats. $8-$10, 10am-5pm, 801 E Cesar Chavez, (210) 458-2224, texancultures.com.

Saturday, February 1: Cooking classes continue at the Raindrop Turkish House with a lesson on making maklube (rice layered with chicken, meat and potatoes), a salad, yogurt and a dessert. $10, 10:30am-1:30pm, 4337 Vance Jackson, (979) 422-9260, email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Saturday, February 1: If you haven’t had your deal of meat yet, the Meat Week festivities continue with a stop at Branchline Brewing Company, and eats from Congers Smoke Shack. First 100 guests will receive a commemorative Meat Week glass. $10 includes three beer pours, noon-4pm, 3633 Metro Pkwy, (210) 403-2087, branchlinebrewing.com.

Sunday, February 2: That’s enough meat for a while (ha! Who are we kidding?) Meat Week ends with a Barbacoa y Big Red Super Bowl Brunch at Taps y Tapas. Free admission, 1012 N Flores, (210) 277-7174, facebook.com/TapsYTapas.

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