The Institute of Texan Cultures is partnering with the San Antonio Food Bank during their 27th annual Asian Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The festival takes place at the Institute from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring your nonperishable food items to donate at the door. Also look for the special cooking demonstration by a San Antonio Food Bank chef. For more information, please visit their website.
Food Bank Presents Sort-A-Thon on Super Bowl Weekend
Calling all volunteers! The Food Bank's annual Sort-A-Thon will take place the Friday and Saturday of Super Bowl weekend. Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts to sort food donations. Shifts are available on Friday (Jan. 31) and Saturday (Feb. 1) from 9 a.m. - noon; 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your shift.
Texas Hill Country Named One of 10-best Worldwide Wine DestinationsThe Texas Hill Country Wineries was selected one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2014” by Wine Enthusiast magazine in their January issue. The non-profit association boasts 38 wineries located in Central Texas. Each year, the magazine narrows from the hundreds of global wine regions they visit to just 10 for this annual ‘best of’ list. Included among the selected wine regions, Texas Hill Country is one of only three regions from the United States. Alexis Korman, senior associate editor for Wine Enthusiast Media, visited the Texas Hill Country in fall of 2013, identifying all six wineries she toured in the article. “Visitors may flock to Texas Hill Country to sip wine,” says Korman, “but they end up drinking in the romance of the Old West, too.” “It is an honor to be included in the list of prominent wine regions from around the world,” says January Wiese, executive director of Texas Hill Country Wineries. Texas is the No. 5 wine-producing state in the United States with the Texas Hill Country AVA being the second largest in the nation. Spanish and Italian varietals grow well in the Hill Country including tempranillo, viognier, sangiovese and tannat. The six wineries mentioned in the article were: Lewis Wines, Flat Creek Estate, Perissos Vineyards and Winery, Pedernales Cellars, Bending Branch Winery and Driftwood Estate Winery. For additional information on Texas Hill Country Wineries and member wineries, please visit www.TexasWineTrail.com. Ruth’s Chris River Walk offering Sizzling River Barge Dining Ruth's Chris on the River Walk will be offering a River Barge Dining Package, and is available for Lunch or Dinner beginning Jan. 28. Board the barge at Ruth’s Chris patio and have a leisurely 30 minute glide along the Riverwalk with wine, beer or margaritas and hors d’oeuvres. Then, disembark at Ruth’s Chris Patio to finish off the evening with some of the restaurant's famous dinner items. The River Barge menu is $125 per person and includes two glasses of house wine, beer or house margarita. A maximum of 16 guests can be accommodated on the barge, and complimentary valet parking is provided The menu includes a choice of appetizers, and drinks on the barge. Then, dinner on the patio offers a choice of salads, entree, side dishes and a choice of desserts. Contact Information & Reservations: Rose Taylor, sales manager at 210.227.8847 or you may visit www.ruthschrissa.com and click on reservations -- River Barge Dining. Cowboy Breakfast kicks off the SA Stock Show & Rodeo It's coming right up this Friday, Jan. 24. The 36th annual Cowboy's Breakfast is from 4:30-8:30 a.m. at the Cowboys Dancehall parking lot, 3030 N.E. Loop 410. It is sponsored by Jordon Ford. This year, to help reduce the lines when serving upwards of 50,000 early-rising fans, the world's largest free breakfast has been streamlined to speed up service. Display booths that previously were near the cooking tent will be moved to the west side of the parking lot to help relieve confusion and congestion at the serving lines. Plus, instead of just one serving line for hot coffee, two more will be added -- one near the Cowboys Dancehall sign and another on the west side of the parking lot. "We really appreciate so many people showing up so early in the morning to celebrate the unofficial kickoff to the (San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo) and help raise funds for St. Philip's College's Culinary Arts Program so we're doing what we can to reduce the time they have to wait," said Bill Massey, chairman of the board of the Cowboy Breakfast Foundation. more information here.