Sunday, May 26, 2013

Food & Fun - San Antonio, Texas for the Week of June 9, 2013

In this edition of Food & Fun - San Antonio, Texas, check out the following events.

  • Summer WineFest
  • Art in the Dark

Summer WineFest

Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
San Antonio, Texas

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
312 Pearl Parkway, Building 3
San Antonio, Texas 78215

Cost: $50-$75

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is kicking off the season of sun and fun in style with Summer WineFest, an afternoon sure to set the tone for enjoying a great summer at San Antonio’s only wine garden. Come enjoy summer served the Boiler House way—grilled and chilled and set to music—noon  to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9.

Summer WineFest will feature cool beverages and grilled gourmet treats and meats, a natural fit for a restaurant that features one of the most extensive wine lists in the city, as well a beer list that includes more than 20 different Texas brews, and whose kitchen includes a 72-inch grill as its focal point.

Summer WineFest will feature grilled gourmet meats including baby lamb, suckling pig, quail, local sausage, and venison, paired with gourmet taco bar offerings—like homemade tortillas, Boiler House’s house-made pickled vegetables and condiments, Boiler House’s take on pico de gallo and more. And if gourmet meats aren’t for you, Boiler House will also be grilling up “fresh from the market” vegetables.

And nothing says summer like than cool, crisp sangria. The sangria bar will offer a variety of whites and reds including mango, raspberry, strawberry, pineapple, prickly pear, Texas peach, as well as classic renditions of white and red sangrias.

If kicking back with a brew is more your summer style, Summer WineFest has something for you, too:  featured beers from Ranger Creek and Independence breweries and brewery experts to talk you through what you need to know about these tasty hops.

In addition to the great line-up of grilled meats, those who purchase VIP tickets are in for even more flavor:  some of Boiler House’s most popular dishes will be served as bites for VIPs to enjoy paired with 10 exclusive, luxury wines. Bites will include premium skewers featuring tenderloin, shrimp and bacon and quail poppers, one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Smoked trout, white bean and eggplant crostinis will be served as a twist on the menu’s traditional grilled breads and some of the restaurant’s “nibbles” will be also be offered, including pepitas, spicy popcorn and baby s’mores.

Tickets for Summer WineFest are $50 per person for general admission, which includes gourmet meats prepared on an outdoor pit and a gourmet taco bar, as well as the sangria bar, beer bar and 10 wines from Boiler House’s Discoveries & Selections menu. VIP tickets are $75 per person and include all of the offering of general admission, as well as 10 luxury wine pairings and special Boiler House “bites” served on the restaurant’s second floor, overlooking all of the fun of Summer WineFest.

Tickets may be purchased online through or at the restaurant. Parking is available in the Koehler Garage, as well as in Pearl surface lots.

Art in the Dark

Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
San Antonio, Texas

The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209

Cost: $25

Over the past two years Art in the Dark has grown into one of San Antonio’s most unique art events. This year The Witte is the Presenting Sponsor and has donated the museum for the evening.  Marise McDermott, CEO/President of The Witte is the Honorary Chair.

Art in the Dark is an evening to remember! as the “touch”…the “feel”…the “sense” of art is explored and celebrated……. Some of the most distinguished local artists have donated their art to Art in the Dark – Diana Kersey, one of the artists, was commissioned by the San Antonio River Authority to do all of the ceramic frogs on the overpasses - the pieces are draped and the artist will discuss the piece and show other works they have designed – you can ask questions and touch the art – but NO peeking…..purchasing art as a blind person would.

The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres, wine and great conversation.  Musical entertainment will be provided by our extremely talented blind employees including the San Antonio Lighthouse Choir. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on the art. When dessert is served the winning bids will be announced. For the past two years every single piece has been sold.

All of the proceeds from Art in the Dark will benefit the SALB’s newest program.  The Blind Children’s Education Program that will serve ages birth through fourteen and is one of the only of its kind in the State of Texas. This program will be available to all blind and legally blind children in San Antonio and the surrounding area to include resources for the family. The Blind Children’s Program will include Braille training, computer assistive technology skills, mobility training and everyday activities and assistance with daily life skills.

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