Culinary Calendar: 10 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub This Spring 

San Antonio Cocktail Conference

STACEY LOVETT
  • Stacey Lovett
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 2019 schedule is still being mapped out, but plan to learn and sip your way through everything cocktail. It all starts on January 14 with 100 percent of the profits benefiting Houston Street Charities. Prices vary, January 14-20, 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 $25 breakfast/brunch, $15 lunch and $35 to $45 for dinner, 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 21-February 2, culinariasa.org.

Asian Festival
It’s the Year of the Boar 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. $10-$12, 10am-5pm, February 9, texancultures.com.

Flavor: The Event

click to enlarge SAN ANTONIO CURRENT PROMO TEAM
  • San Antonio Current Promo Team
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, San Antonio Museum of Art, Late March, sacurrent.com.

Wings & Beer Fest
Things get a little saucy at this now-second annual event that brings together wing connoisseurs and wing makers for one finger-lickin’ day. Prices vary, March 30, St. Paul Square, egcollaborations.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. $20-$35, 8am, March 16, culinariasa.org.

Fiesta San Antonio

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  • JPL PRO - Julián P. Ledezma
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 18-28. Prices vary, multiple locations, check fiesta-sa.org for a full schedule of events.

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. Prices vary, dates 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 emojii to your heart’s desire. Tentatively set for May.

United We Brunch

click to enlarge ANDREW LOPEZ
  • Andrew Lopez
Tiny pancakes, all the waffles you can eat, MIMOSAS? United We Brunch heads back downtown with more breakfast fare. Micheladas and bloody marys all around! June, Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, sacurrent.com.

Frozen Treats Fest
During the early summer days, eG Collaborations gathers ice cream, gelato and paleta vendors from across the city for a cool day of sweet treats. June 15, St. Paul Square, egcollaborations.com.

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