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Think Holidays! Johnson’s Backyard Comes to SA, Holiday Stroll, More

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Holiday Stroll at Central Market is Thurs., Nov. 7

Come and get a glimpse into the array of treats available at Central Market for the holiday season. Sample some of these offerings as you walk through the store — plus, get ideas to dress up your table for the holidays.

Japanese sushi seafoodMore than 20 stations will be offering seasonal fruit in the produce area, sushi from holiday platters in seafood and taste a perfect pairing of pinot noir with all-natural hickory smoked turkey in the market. There will be ideas for stocking stuffers in healthy living and bites of coconut cake in the bakery. Beer and wine experts will be on hand to answer your questions about the art of pairing your beverage of choice with your holiday meals or party menus.

The Holiday Stroll costs $10 per person and includes a wine glass, a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $25 and a goodie bag. You’ll want to make your reservation for this event, which is Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at Central Market on Broadway. Reserve online at Then, check in at the main entrance to the store on Thursday.

Johnson’s Backyard comes to Gaucho Gourmet Saturdays

Johnson’s Backyard Garden, organic farm and CSA based in Austin, will begin bringing its produce to San Antonio this Saturday at Gaucho Gourmet, 935 Isom Road.

Johnsons Backyard Garden“We’re really excited about having them here every week,” said co-owner of Gaucho Gourmet, Luciano Ciorciari. “Their produce is awesome, and it will be a great addition to our Saturday market.”

The Saturday market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features cooking demonstrations, samples, a new cheese bar to browse through, an olives-and-more bar, imported pastas, sauces, charcuterie, freshly made sandwiches, spices, fine wines and many other imported items for the dedicated foodie to explore.

Johnson’s Backyard Garden is at 9515 Hergotz Lane in Austin. Contact them at (512) 386-5273 or visit their website at

The following Saturday, Nov. 16, Gaucho Gourmet will be holding a Duck & Foie Gras Feast, featuring a special on  2 ounce presliced foie gras at $4.95 each, 10 percent off on all duck products including duck salami, duck bacon, duck prosciutto etc. as well as a duck-dedicated sandwich menu onsite.

Gaucho Gourmet's imported salami and other cold cuts sandwich.

Gaucho Gourmet’s imported salami and other cold cuts sandwich.

San Antonio chef Steven Paprocki, will be doing a foie gras cooking demo and the menu will include Duck BLT with Foie Gras and Duck Sausage Sandwich. Alexander Vineyards of Fredericksburg will pour samples of French wines including Sauternes and Champagne and be selling the wines by the glass and bottle.

In addition to its Saturday hours, this warehouse-style gourmet shop is also open Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, visit or call (210) 277-7930.


Fall Harvest Pig Roast at Sustenio Saturday

Sustenio at the Éilan Hotel, Resort & Spa hosts a Fall Harvest Pig Roast on this Saturday, Nov. 9. The evening will feature ishes crafted by celebrity chef Stephan Pyles, paired with tequila concoctions from author Lucinda Hutson. Hutson’s book, “Viva Tequila! Cocktails, Cooking, and Other Agave Adventures,” is a fun-filled journey through the world of tequila.

Leslie party John pic pigThe meal’s centerpiece will be a whole, roasted suckling pig from Loncito Cartwright of Twin Oaks Ranch. A true old-time Texas rancher of the first order, Cartwright breeds grass-fed, hormone- and antibiotic-free pigs, lambs and cows at his family’s Twin Oaks Ranch just south of San Antonio in Dinero, Texas.

Sustenio’s Fall Harvest Pig Roast will begin with al fresco appetizers and a  Mexican Harvest Punch, a spicy gingered apple punch with pomegranate seeds and tequila reposado, served on Sustenio’s patio, then move indoors for an three-course meal complete with a whole hog from Loncito Cartwright paired with wine and spirits. The harvest dinner begins at 7 p.m. and is $75 per person. Contact Sustenio at 210-598-2950 today to reserve your place in this not-to-be-missed dinner event.

Groomers is Turducken Central

As Thanksgiving approaches, you might have been considering a Louisiana-style feast with Turducken as the centerpiece. Groomer’s has  joined with  La Boucherie Cajun Meats out of Louisiana for this offering to San Antonio residents for the holidays.

Turducken Cajun MeatsThis unique item is composed of de-boned turkey, duck and chicken, combined into one entree.  Only the wing bones on the turkey remain for aesthetic purposes. For a healthier product, the fat and skin are removed from the duck and chicken.  These three meats are then separated by layers of homemade stuffing and flavor is added with a seasoning blend.
Varieties of stuffing include Traditional Cornbread, Shrimp and Sausage, Wild Rice Pecan, and Jalapeño Cornbread and will be going for $75 dollars each. Each of these (three birds in one!) is 15-16 pounds and will feed about 14-18 people.
Groomer’s Seafood is at 9801 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216; (210) 377-0951.

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