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Trader Joe’s Opens in Stone Oak


Trader Joes Logo croppedTrader Joe’s has opened its second San Antonio location. It’s at 403 N. Loop 1604 W., which is in the Stone Oak area.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

For more information, call 210-545-3123.

FOLC hosts wine tasting

FOLC Restaurant, 256 E. Olmos Drive, is hosting a wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The wines will be presented by sommelier Veronique Cecilia Barretto and Felicia Gonzales of Serendipity Wines.

The amuse-bouche pairings will be created by FOLC owner, chef Luis Colon.

The price is $20 a person. Seating is limited. Call (210) 822-0100 for reservations.

lockupguide1Herradura tasting at La Fogata

La Fogata, 2427 Vance Jackson Road, is featuring Herradura during its monthly free tequila tasting, which is set for 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

After the tasting, you can make the evening even more flavorful by ordering a margarita made with Herradura alongisdde a Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaza, (otherwise known as pumpkin blossoms and white cheese on thick masa tortilla).

Call (210) 340-1337 for details.

Look for Tre Enoteca

Jason Dady is opening Tre Enoteca Tuscan Ristorante and Vino Bar at the Alley, 555 W. Bitters. It’s the space that once housed Bin 555 and, more recently, Umai Mi.

Umai Mi, meanwhile, is moving to a smaller space within the Alley.

Crumpets sets sights on Oregon

mouton noirCrumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach, will showcase wines from Oregon a special dinner set for 7 p.m. Nov. 14.

Highlights of the multi-course menu include smoked trout fillet with Willamette Valley Riesling; Vol au Vent with Scallops Montrachet with Silvan Ridge Viognier; and Duck Breast with Wild Mushroom Rossini Sauce paired with Mouton Noir O.P.P. Pinot Noir. (Mouton Noir is made by former San Antonian Andre Mack.)

The price is $75 a person. Call (210) 821-5600 for reservations.

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Wine Expert Writes a Culinary Coloring Book for All Ages


AndrĂ© Hueston Mack, a winemaker and sommelier who began his career at several San Antonio restaurants, including the Palm and Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, has a new culinary coloring book on the market. It’s meant for all ages.

small thyme cooks“Small Thyme Cooks: Culinary Coloring & Activity Book” is available on amazon.com for $10.91 a copy. The website describes the book as follows:

“This culinary coloring and activity book, by designer/winemaker Andre Hueston Mack, pulls together some of the most innovative chefs, ingredients, and techniques. Food nerds of all ages will relish the chef coloring pages, mushroom word search, sous vide math problem, chef coat design, madlib restaurant review, farm-to-table-maze, and other delicious wastes of time. Part of the proceeds of the book go to the Charlie Trotter Culinary Foundation, which provides scholarships and mentoring to young people interested in food-related careers.”

The roster of featured chefs includes:

  • Eric Ripert
  • Dan Barber
  • Sean Brock
  • David Kinch
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Roy Choi
  • Graham Elliot
  • April Bloomfield
  • Suzanne Goin
  • Wylie Dusfresne
  • Alex Stupak
  • Daniel Boulud

Mack is now making Mouton Noir wines. The success of the label for the wine led to his creation of Get Fraiche Cru, a graphic design firm, Wikipedia says.

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