Lady Gaga is spookin' up the new season of FX's American Horror Story: Hotel. To that effect, David Naylor at Park Social (224 E. Olmos Drive, 210-822-0100) is turning on half as many candles as usual and offering a macabre cocktail menu that reflects the theme for this season. Priced $9-$12 and available during weekly Wednesday screenings of the Ryan Murphy spookfest, the cocktails featured include a Little Monster with glitter gin, lemon, sugar, dry curacao; Turndown Service with rye, crème de cacao, crème de menthe and cookie milk; and Permanent Resident with scotch, brandy, quina liqueur and Cocchi Torino.Chef Jay Shutts recently launched New Southern Kitchen, which he operates out of the San Antonio Country Club. Shutts and wife Kaley are slowly working on rolling out a complete line of products but for now, you can find their first sauce online and in a handful of gourmet stores in town.
Flavor 107, a "ridiculously righteous red sauce" comes in an 8-ounce squeeze-bottle the couple packages themselves. Filled with roasted pepper, vinegar, citrus and honey, Flavor 107 is hot enough without destroying your palate. You can buy your own bottle at the Legacy Farmers Market on Sundays for $5, or order it online from newsouthernkitchen.net.
Brunch is so hot right now (well, really, always). Culinaria's Jazz Brunch is back this month during The Shops at La Cantera's Art Festival on October 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ticket price includes fare via Magnolia Pancake Haus, wine and mimosas from Barefoot Wine, and Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee to help wake you up in the AM. Tickets, $40, are available at culinariasa.org.
There's a new taco joint in Stone Oak as L-Taco (19202 Stone Oak Pkwy., Suite 103, 210-495-8226) hosts its grand opening celebration on Thursday, October 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. with free tacos and drinks during that hour. The joint is opened by a group of pals from Mexico, and features breakfast tacos, L-Taco plates, bowls and salads. Hours for L-Taco run, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
We get it, some of you really like pumpkin beer. If you're hoping to sample a dozen of the pumpkin spice cervezas, visit The Hangar Bar & Grill's (8203 Broadway, 210-824-2700) Halloween-themed craft beer tasting on Thursday, October 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission ($5) includes all 12 samples, light snacks and a raffle ticket for beer-themed prizes.
The seasonal beer continues with Oktoberfest at Alamo Beer (202 Lamar St., 210-872-5589) on October 9-11. The party starts early with noon kickoffs each day and includes entertainment by The Tubameisters, Bohemian Dutchmen and more. The brewery will also release their new Alamo Oktoberfest beer.