Summer is Sizzling in San Antonio.

Hello Delicious Fans,

We can hardly believe how busy we are with all the food and beverage events happening in San Antonio this week and throughout the rest of the summer. Today marks the beginning of Charcuterie Week, in which we are proud sponsors. To learn more about the fine art of charcuterie, read THIS article written by Chef Michael Sohocki for our friends at The Rivard Report. Chef Sohocki has created a hand-crafted campaign and is inspiring the city’s local chefs to make their charcuterie in-house and from scratch. All plates are $20 and some include wine and beer pairings. Charc week will be running from today, July 22- July 26. There are a few places who are offering a lunch plate, Fruteria, Cured and Boiler House and Rosella will start their plate at around 3p.m. The rest of the participants will be offering a dinner-only plate.

There are 23 participating restaurants including:

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Plus: Hot Joy, Big Hop Gastropub, Starfish and Fruteria.

We will be keeping you updated via our twitter @definedelicious hashtag #charcweek

On Wednesday, July 23rd art, music, food and beer will collide.  You will find us chomping on avocado fries at 1221 Growler Station. They will be hosting a local Jazz band, Soulzzafying led by Adam “The Jazz” Tutor  and co-hosting with them will be a live art made by Elyse Blechman all happening from 5pm-9pm.

On Friday, July 25th you will find us with our friends at The San Antonio Current, for their second annual Cocktail event. There will be fabulous libations from our favorite bars and clients: The Brooklynite, Stay Golden Social House, The Esquire Tavern and Viva TacoLand. We will be sipping on their creative cocktails at the beautiful McNay art Museum, we hope to see you there.

Follow us on Twitter @definedelicious  hashtag #currentcocktail for a full twitter play-by-play.

Saturday, July 26th  we will be co-hosting a TEDx Food Policy and Sustainability event with The Food Policy Council and TEDx San Antonio.   This event has a goal to inspire our community to take action on providing food for all people. We are thrilled to be a part of this campaign as well. The speaker line-up is looking completely inspiring and includes:

Judith Vega of San Antonio Metro Health
Angela Hartsell of Green Spaces Alliance
Elizabeth Johnson of Crave Market and Mitch Hagney, CEO of Local Sprout
Kerry Meath-Sinkin, “Culinary Medicine, through the seasons and into our community.”

Following the speaking sessions, there will be a chef potluck with food provided by: The Esquire Tavern, Restaurant Gwendolyn, Cured, Tre Trattoria in Alamo Heights, Uncommon Fare, Señor Veggie, Truck in Tomato, Crave Market, Sandy Oaks Orchard, and drinks by Cinco Vodka and The Brooklynite.

We will keep you updated on twitter at @definedelicious and hashtag  #foodpolicySA

Tickets are limited but can be purchased HERE for only $35 dollars ($25 for students and military), we hope to see you there too.

 

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Sunday we will enjoy detoxing from our  week of meats, cheeses, and cocktails with mimosas at a Sunday Brunch someplace. Let us know where we can find YOU.

This week also marks the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up, in which a list of local restaurants are serving specialty Texas ingredients and giving back to the local food bank. How cool is that? From Dine to Donate, we love this stuff.  Find the list of participating local and regional restaurants HERE. 

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This Local Love report was brought to you by our Defining Delicious Team.

This will keep you fed until Restaurant Week