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Flavor File: Amaya’s Comeback Brunch, Two New Markets and A Crafty Beer 

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After closing their doors for several weeks, the crew behind Amaya’s Cocina (1502 E. Commerce St., 210-265-5449) is hosting Sunday brunch on June 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The locally owned East Side eatery known for its awesome tortillas, tasty lunches and monthly brunches, was forced to close down the shop for much-needed plumbing repairs. The menu for this Sunday's feast will feature sandia 101 (watermelon and radishes tossed in lime and topped with queso fresco), peaches and cream (toasted baguette with a smear of cream cheese and Texas peaches), waffles rancheros (maple waffles smothered in ranchero salsa with bacon and a fried egg) and East Side barbacoa (Angus beef cheek, with plum pico de gallo and fresh corn tortillas). Bottomless mimosas will be available by donation, and DJ Electric Messiah will be spinning tunes. The brunch will serve as a warm up in advance of a July grand reopening, and continue every Sunday. 

On Wednesday, June 8, get a small taste of how the brews are made at Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery (136 E. Grayson St., Suite 120, 210-455-5701) during their Summer Beer Talk Series. Brewer Les Locke will talk about Southerleigh’s beers of the month, what foods to pair them with and share a few sips. The series kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will continue July 13 and August 10.

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If you’re anything like me and think the summer is ripe for activities and new hobbies, you’ll want to check out The Point Park & Eats (24188 Boerne Stage Road, 210-251-3380) on Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m. The food truck park and bar will host Crafthouse SA for a beer caddy workshop. Make this your Father’s Day project and learn how to built, stain and personalize your own caddy. The $39 class will span three hours at most, includes all materials and includes six beers courtesy of The Point. Visit for tickets.

Summer also means more markets, and there are two on the horizon. The Open Air Market takes place Sunday, June 12 from 4 to 10 p.m. at 515 Dawson St. with vintage clothing, art, handmade goods and ice cream sandwiches via the Sandwich Serious pop-up. The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (100 Auditorium Cir.) will host its first FarmArt Market on Monday, June 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the River Walk Plaza level. Stop in for award-winning local vendors such as Pinks Popcorn, Pop'topia and Texas Black Gold Garlic, pop-up performances, live art and more. 

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