5 Ways To Get Your Drink/Grub On This Week

Art. Music. Food. Fun. At The McNay. - ANDREW LOPEZ
Andrew Lopez
Art. Music. Food. Fun. At The McNay.

Thursday, July 9

Store Stroll: What's better than wandering around Central Market on a weeknight, sampling goodies? Strolling while sipping on a diverse range of wines. Stations throughout the store will include sips of Cava, Rose, Riesling, pinot noirs and cabs along with a few snacks during this self-guided tour. Step up your mimosa game with fresh juices and fancy bubbles, or how to pair your cab with some meatier bites. $10, 5-8pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8600, centralmarket.com.

McNay Second Thursdays: Get there early and to take in a free docent-led tour of the collection or sip a brew from Crispin Ciders. The fun continues with food for purchase by Wheelie Gourmet, Hippie Mommas, Jimbo's Slice of Heaven and Saweet Cupcakes. Sit on the grass and bop along to music by Ranch House. This San Antonio Current-sponsored event is bumpin' so make sure to take advantage of the free parking and shuttle service from Sunset Ridge Church. Free, 6-9pm, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org.

Friday, July 10

Dinner @ The East End: Amaya's Cocina hosts the chef group known as The Cocineros for a multicourse summer pop-up on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant-style dinner will feature a seasonal amuse bouche with local honey, maldon and pickled ginger; tableside construction of a summer's cherry gazpacho for your first course; choice of faux veggie pasta with summer mushrooms, tomato, basil and Parmesan or mofongo with oven-roasted chicken, chicken cracklings, plátanos and black bean purée for the second course. The meal ends with strawberry rhubarb pie. $35, reserve your tickets through facebook.com/thecocineros, 6-10pm Friday and Saturday, 1502 E. Commerce, (210) 265-5449.

Saturday, July 11

Summer Canning: All this rain is surely helping home gardens bloom this summer (that is if the deluge isn't drowning your veggies). Learn how to keep the fruits and vegetables of your labor straight through to next year with this summer canning workshop at Sur La Table. The class will include instructions on making black plum and raspberry jam, apricot vanilla bean preserves with Rosé and Indian-spiced tomato chutney. $69, 10am-noon, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., #19120, 800-243-0852, surlatable.com.

Sunday, July 12

Mini-Czech Fest: Czech it out, kolache fans. The Institute of Texan Cultures hosts this free Second Sunday shindig to celebrate the launch of its newest exhibit, "Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition." Take in the national dress of the Czech Republic, learn Czech words, take in a polka lesson or just hang out at the food table, where you'll find recipes and cookbooks. Free admission, noon-5pm, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., (210) 458-2300, texancultures.com.

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