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Lobster Mania II, Two Bros. Heads to StarChefs, OctoBeer Feast and More

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Smoky barbecue brisket at Two Bros. BBQ Market.

Smoky barbecue brisket at Two Bros. BBQ Market.

Dady Bros. head to Star Chefs in New York Sept. 28

On Sept. 28 in New York City, the 8th annual International Chefs Congress, hosted by is having its first-ever SMOKE@ICC competition. San Antonio restaurateur Jason Dady and his brother, Jake Dady, will represent San Antonio, one of 10 teams competing in a four-round smoking battle. Each round offers a different theme which competitors have to adhere to; including: New American, Regional, Asian, and People’s Choice.

The Dady’s Two Bros. BBQ Market has been showcased on the cover of Texas Monthly’s BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn’s book, “The Prophets of Smoked Meat” as well as Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ Joints in the nation.

Tickets to this event are $65 general admission $85 VIP. For more information and ticket purchasing, click here.

Also, you can sample Two Bros. barbecue at the Stock Show and Rodeo Cook-Off  Sept. 28 and 29. An array of samples from Two Bros. barbecue menu will be available, including their 32-hour smoked brisket. And all proceeds from this event go towards S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.

Use the lemon-tarragon butter on the lobster meat.

Use the lemon-tarragon butter on the lobster meat.

Lobster Mania — revisited!

Disappointed  lobster lovers will get another chance Sept. 20 and 21, as Groomer’s Seafood will do a retake of Lobster Mania.

During their last event, Groomers sold out of live Maine lobsters a little sooner than they expected after dropping prices in return for Facebook followers —  and bringing in droves of lobster maniacs.

Now, they’re looking for another 500 “likers” to push the price down to $7.95 per live lobster, and drop it another dollar as more people sign in. Check it out at Groomer’s Facebook page here.

For the love of gardens, health and conservation: Green Spaces Alliances Gala

On the evening of Oct. 17, Green Spaces Alliance will celebrate land conservation, urban spaces, and kids outdoors at the 2013 Green Spaces Alliance Fall Gala.  Tickets are $150 apiece.

This year’s gala will be held at the Steves Homestead Museum in the historic King William District and will feature delicious food, lively entertainment, signature drinks, and great company. The night will be highlighted with performances by dancers of the San Antonio Ballet, a silent auction, raffle, and featured local art by Dudley Harris.

For tickets, go to their website here.

Boardwalk on Bulverde’s 3rd annual OctoBeer Feast, Food and Beer Festival

Boardwalk on Bulverde will host their third annual OctoBeer Feast Friday Oct. 4 through Sunday Oct. 6. October is National Fire Prevention Month, and The San Antonio Fire Museum Society will participate in this event in celebration of their upcoming ribbon cutting on Oct. 9. The San Antonio Fire Museum (801 E. Houston St.) was founded to preserve the rich, historical culture of the department and to collect, preserve and archive the department records.

Kids love the play area at Boardwalk on Bulverde.

Kids love the play area at Boardwalk on Bulverde.

Food trucks featured during OctoBeer Feast include all of those that are staples at the venue such as Slice Brick Oven Pizza, Society Bakery, Dirty Dawgs, Crazy Carl’s, Gracie’s Kitchen, Totally Shredded, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, Angus Somke Shop and Hippie Mommas.

Additional guest trucks featured are Spice Sea Gourmet, Fat Bellies, & The Fridge. Adults can enjoy ice cold Abita and Perdenales beverages from Glazer’s Distributors. Admission to this family-friendly festival is free.

Boardwalk on Bulverde is a food truck park that opened in January 2011 at 14732 Bulverde Road in San Antonio between Thousand Oaks Drive and Loop 1604.  The venue features two playscapes for kids, an arcade, washers and a basketball hoop. Live music on Friday and Saturday night from Crossfire will keep the crowd entertained, and the San Antonio Fire Museum Society will have their vintage fire truck on display Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.

Hours are from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 4; noon to 11 p.m. Oct 5; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. More information about Boardwalk on Bulverde can be found online at or by calling 210-402-2829.




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