Local in Alamo Ranch
After announcing their opening this March, Hop & Vine has finally opened in the Alamo Ranch area. The shop specializes in craft beer, wine and modern comfort food as designed by owners Angelo and Kelly Cavazos.
Open 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, the shop carries snacks like crostini and caprese skewers, Antonelli’s cheese boards, fondue for two, catfish and chips, shrimp and grits, beef sliders, poutine, fried chicken and a pair of salads with local greens. “This area of town is booming. I have lived in this community most of my life, and have seen it change over the years,” says owner, Kelly Cavazos via press release. “Neighborhoods are popping up left and right, yet it seems like our dining options are limited. We were constantly looking for that awesome neighborhood restaurant vibe that this area is missing.”
5619 W. Loop 1604 N., Suite 109, (210) 878-4071.
If chicken wings are your thing …
You’ll want to head to your area Wingstop on Friday, July 29 as they celebrate National Chicken Wing Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Patrons will be treated to five free wings with the any wing purchase from the wing experts.
You can use those wings as practice for Hot Joy’s — gulp — wing-eating contents on Wednesday, August 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. The restaurant will celebrate the start of the 2016 summer Olympics with the first-ever contest. Contestants will vie for wings for a year, four tickets to a Paper Tiger show of their choice, braggings rights and probably a stomachache. Those interested in in entering can buy in at the bar the day of the contest.
Ice Cream Social
You’ll want to cool down with brews and ice cream at The Granary ‘Cue & Brew this August, which will host an ice cream social with pastry chef Christopher Jara of Café Dijon on August 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. The all-ages event will also include kid-friendly root beer floats for the kids. Tickets, $20, include four pairings of house-made craft beer from co-owner Alex Rattray and small-batch artisan ice creams by Jara.
602 Avenue A, (210) 228-0124.
Coloring & Cocktails
If there’s ever a bar more on-trend in San Antonio, I’m still hard-pressed to find one that isn’t The Hangar Bar & Grill. After hosting Shark Week viewing parties and Pokemon GO lure parties, the local bar now features another way to decompress with adult coloring books.
All tables include a variety of adult-themed coloring books from sexy cartoons to curse words, coloring pencils and a pencil sharpener. But you won't be coloring for not — completed works of art are then submitted to your bartender for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate each week.
8203 Broadway, (210) 824-2700.