10 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub in San Antonio This Spring

The year may be over, and that's all the more reason to get excited about what's to come in 2018. If you're a foodie, there's plenty of food and drink events to look forward to this spring. Be sure to pencil these events into your culinary calendar now.


San Antonio Cocktail Conference
Do you ever wish you knew how to make badass cocktails? Or maybe you just want to sip on them. Either way, the San Antonio Cocktail Conference is right up your alley. With classes, tastings, seminars and, of course, parties, the annual Conference has it all. The 2017 schedule is still being mapped out, but plan to learn and sip your way through everything cocktail. It all starts on January 10 with 100 percent of the profits benefiting Houston Street Charities. Prices vary, January 10-14, sanantoniococktailconference.com.

Culinaria’s Spring Restaurant Week
This is your opportunity to dine at some of the top restaurants in the city, from newly opened restaurants to San Antonio staples. With tier one restaurant entrées ranging from $15-$35 and tier two ranging from $10-$25, you can taste some of the best dishes of San Antonio while your bank account recuperates from your holiday expenses. Reservations are not required, but expect tables to go fast. Multiple locations, January 15-27, culinariasa.org.


Asian Festival
It’s the Year of the Dog and the Institute of Texan Cultures’ Asian Festival invites guests to come out and experience Asian culture. Enjoy music, traditional Asian dances, fashion, crafts and Asian-American food from 15 different vendors. From Japanese cuisine to Laotian cuisine, pad Thai to chicken tikka masala, we are sure your taste buds will thank you. $8-$10, 10am-5pm, February 17, texancultures.com.


Flavor: The Event

Come out to the San Antonio Museum of Art to celebrate the city’s growing culinary community. Enjoy delicious food from some of the top restaurants and chefs in San Antonio as well as live music, craft beer, wine and cocktails. This event will have you basking in culinary heaven. Prices vary, 7pm, March 22, sacurrent.com.

Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run
If there is one run you are going to participate in, this is the one. When the destination features wine, beer and food, you will want to make it to the finish line. Taking place at the beautiful Shops at La Cantera, this event will have all of the sights and tastes for a great day, albeit maybe a little sweaty. $35-$45, 8am, March 17, culinariasa.org.

Fiesta San Antonio
Nothing brings people together like a big-ass party. Now in its 127th year, Fiesta celebrates San Antonio arts and culture. There is an event for everyone, whether you want to grab a few (maybe more than a few) beers at Night Out in Old San Antonio, watch the Battle of the Flowers parade with the family or enjoy some live music and oysters at St. Mary’s Oyster Bake. Get ready San Antonio, festivities are from April 19-29. Prices vary, multiple locations, check fiesta-sa.org for a full schedule of events.
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United We Brunch

Culinaria Festival Week
This four-day foodie experience features multiple events around the city that you won’t want to miss. From burgers and fries to haute cuisine, Festival week offers it all. It’s the perfect opportunity to gather up all your friends and enjoy some seriously good food. May 18-21, prices vary, multiple locations, events TBA, culinariasa.org.

Twisted Taco Truck Throwdown
Al pastor tacos as far as the eye can see. No, it’s not a dream. The Twisted Taco Throwdown makes it a reality. With SA’s best taco trucks out to prove that they make the best al pastor taco, guests can’t really go wrong. Grab a cold beer and use that taco emoji to your heart’s desire. Tentatively set for May 13.

Texas Salsa Festival
Chunky or well-pureed? Green or red? You decide during the first-ever Texas Salsa Festival. May 26, Hemisfair Park.


United We Brunch
Tiny pancakes, all the waffles you can eat, MIMOSAS? The third annual United We Brunch heads to the Witte Museum with more breakfast fare. Micheladas and bloody marys all around! Prices vary, June 9, Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
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