First Course: Kicking off fall with football season and Oktoberfest

Can I say that the wings at Hurricane Grill & Wings are a "touchdown?" Hurricane Grill & Wings (2611 SE Military) is a great choice for football fans to rejoice and watch their favorite team, offering a fun dining atmosphere and large televisions throughout. This season, Hurricane Grill & Wings will be offering a football special: 20 wings and a domestic pitcher of beer for only $20 during all NFL football games, starting Thursday, September 4. If that wasn’t enough, they have 30 different sauces and rubs for those wings.

Fall is knocking at our door and Q KITCHEN | BAR (123 Losoya) is ready to welcome him in on Monday, September 8 at 6pm with a beer dinner that features craft beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company out of Houston. Tell your friends to each wrangle up $45 and to get your tickets (2105104477) for this seasonal feast that celebrates the flavors of fall.

One in five American children struggle with hunger, but on Tuesday, September 9 Fish City Grill (18130 San Pedro Ste 104) is joining thousands of other organizations to fight back. They’ll be donating a portion of the day’s sales to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign.

Nao (312 Pearl Pkwy) never ceases to amaze us with how their amazing culinary fusions and they’re launching a new Asian Roots of Peru menu next Tuesday, September 9. You get three asian-inspired courses for only $42, but you have to hurry, because this menu is only here until Monday, October 20.

Silo (434 Loop 1604) is offering an exclusive wine dinner hosted by celebrated Master Sommelier Larry Stone Thursday, September 11. This fabulous dinner is $140 per person and you’ll want to call (2104838989) them asap to make your reservation before it’s too late.

Friends of the San Antonio Public Library celebrate 50 years of library support with their Friends Fiesta at Central Library (600 Soledad) on Friday, September 12 from 7-9pm. It’s great to support your local library, but it definitely doesn’t hurt when that means enjoying a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvre, author readings and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 and go to a great cause.

Wo ist das Bier? We already getting our Oktoberfest on. On September 21, hop on the barbecue love train at the Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market as local food writers and founders John Griffin and Bonnie Walker talk about the savory staple and sign copies of their newly released Barbecue Lover’s Texas. The Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market is held Sundays, 9am-1pm in the parking lot of the Quarry Market (255 E Basse), near Whole Foods Market.

Magnolia Pancake Haus (10333 Huebner) is saying farewell to summer with a five-course gourmet American BBQ with a Magnolia twist. The BBQ is Saturday, September 27 at 6pm, but you have to make your reservation by Friday, September 19 at 10am.

The Hangar (8203 Broadway) is bringing Oktoberfest to San Antonio on Saturday, September 27 from 11am-2am. Get ready to dive into countless German and local brews that’ll make this an Oktoberfest to remember or to forget. That’s your call.

We love Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse (123 N Loop 1604 E) and we love Bourbon. So when we heard about their Month of Bourbon celebration all September we just got too excited to keep it to ourselves. Duck confit with white truffle bourbon honey and $8 Angel’s Envy bourbon cocktails are enough to get me out of the house and over to Kirby’s.

Being a native of New Braunfels I personally can’t wait for the Gruene Music & Wine Fest (1281 Gruene) that’s right around the corner. Open your schedule up for Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12 for some good music and wine in Historic Gruene.