All You Can Eat

New and notes from the San Antonio food scene

Gary and Kathy Gilstrap owned a pharmacy in Galena, Kansas, for 20 years — until they took a vacation to Europe and discovered their ardent interest in the art of fermentation. After intensive research, the Gilstraps decided to “look for dirt,” and dirt they found, in the Pedernales River Valley, where they founded their Texas Hills Vineyard. Gary Gilstrap will share his story and his passion 7 p.m., Thursday, September 21, at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor’s Center on the corner of Avenue G and Ladybird Lane in Johnson City. (830) 868-7128 for info.

Still thirsting for more of the juice? Check out The Cove on Cypress every third Thursday of the month (that’s this Thursday). For a $10 cover you can enjoy authentic Spanish wine and tapas, cheese, and live jazz. 606 W. Cypress, 227-2683, for more information.

Can’t get enough? Use every one of your (remaining) faculties to explore the variety of artistic expression represented in “Savor the Art of San Antonio.” Art SA and Café Paladar are giving you plenty to savor, with art by Northside artists, fine wine, and “American Latin” tapas prepared by Café Paladar’s Brian West. The celebratory opening for this 38-day feast of the senses begins at 6 p.m. Monday, September 25, at Café Paladar, 18322 Sonterra Place, Suite 103. 366-2552, or Café for more details.

In an effort to promote September as “Sign up for a Library Card” month, Habanero’s Grill is offering a free burrito to anyone who signs up for a new library card at either Brook Hollow or Reagan Public Library. Owner Steve Kraft says the public library was a main source for his menu development and business planning. 1344 West Avenue, 499-0099, for more information.

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