Flavor File: You Can Now Have Dinner at Ming's Thing

click to enlarge Now you can enjoy Ming’s during  the week at The Yard. - COURTESY
Now you can enjoy Ming’s during the week at The Yard.

You won't have to wait until Saturday morning to get your fix of mouth-watering Asian fare out of Ming's Thing. The beloved farmers market booth-turned-commercial-kitchen is now opening its patio up for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. From 5 to 9 p.m. at The Yard on McCullough, hungry San Antonians can pop into the lavender box car at 5249 McCullough and order their market faves for dinner. Think dan dan noodles, fried steamed buns with pork belly and Ming's famous Beijing Street crepe. Though the kitchen isn't that much bigger than their booth digs, owner Ming Qian and chef-instructor husband Hinnerk von Bargen are whipping up new items like the Singaporean Kaya toast for Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab one of the outdoor picnic tables and eat up while the weather allows.

Taps y Tapas is no more. The casual Modern Mexican eatery traded its huitlacoche fries this week for South Texas-style barbecue with pit-master Emilio Soliz at the helm of the kitchen at King's Hwy. Brew & Q. The menu will include some favorites from his Sweet Christi's BBQ days, but will add more sides such as rice, beans and potato salad, along with comfort food like chili and chicken and dumplings to pair with the plethora of brews on tap. The name harkens back to the 1800s, due to the restaurant building's proximity to El Camino Real, a major vein into downtown San Antonio.

Max's Wine Dive is celebrating five years in the Alamo City with a Hollywood-style celebration and wine tasting on Wednesday, October 28 from 6 p.m. to close. Guests will enjoy eight wine samples, passed appetizers, cake, live music and a Champagne toast from 7 to 9 p.m. along with specials on wines by the glass and bottle. Dress the part (i.e. as your favorite Hollywood actor) and take $5 off the $30 ticket price.

Still don't have plans this weekend? Find a complete list of Halloween and Día de los Muertos parties at sacurrent.com, including celebrations at GS 1221, which will host a costume bash on Saturday night at 8:30 with food trucks, great beer and prizes for best costume. Nurse that spooky hangover at The Old Main Assoc. on Sunday, November 1. The bar will host a special brunch menu, booze from Alamo Beer and more during Día de los Borrachos.

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