Fiesta Food

Fiesta Food

It's that time of year again. Pass on the popcorn and cotton candy, and dig into something real.

The 88th Annual Fiesta Oyster Bake will be held at St. Mary's University from 5-11pm Friday, April 16, and from 11am-11pm Saturday, April 17. The traditional feast will feature: 100,000 oysters (baked, fried and raw); 25,000 fried chicken breasts; 3,000 pounds of beef and chicken fajitas; 6,000 turkey legs; 6,000 hamburgers; 3,000 slices of cheesecake; 7,500 ears of corn; 2,500 pounds of sausage; and 21,000 gallons of beverages. Admission is $11/presale, $15/door. Children under age 12 free. Info: 436-3547,

A Taste of New Orleans takes place from 11am-11pm Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at Sunken Gardens Theater in Brackenridge Park. The "Taste" menu includes assorted gumbos, red beans and rice, shrimp Creole, étouffée, shrimp kabob, jambalaya, Cajun catfish, soft shell crab, crab au gratin, crab rolls, fresh crawfish boil, boudin, beignets, and a host of other tasty treats. A wide assortment of beverages is also available. The music puts the accent on jazz, but the musical rainbow ranges from toe-tapping Dixieland to pulsating Salsa; from Big Band to modern. Admission is $9 for adults, free for children ages 12 and under. Info: 637-8328

The World Wide Webb Party, benefiting the San Antonio AIDS foundation, will be held at the San Antonio Museum of Art on Friday, April 16 from 7pm-midnight. The event will feature guest DJs, a full open bar, and a stellar list of local restaurants, caterers, and chefs, including Arugula, Spice & Wine Catering Co., Beto's Comida Latina, Bistro Time, Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood, Cracked-Up Designs, Giovanni's Catering, Hoover's Cooking, Joseph's Storehouse & Bakery, Lisa Brooks Catering/Gourmet Fresco Café, Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant & Catering, Madhatters Tea House & Café, Mauro's Catering & Floral Designs, Page Barteau Catering, Piatti Ristorante & Bar, the Quarry Market, Rick's Raspas, the Lodge Restaurant, the Oasis at Medina Lake, the Painted Lady Inn, and W.D. Deli. Admission is $50/presale, and $60/door. •

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