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A Summer of Music and Barbecue Awaits at The County Line


The Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 2017 Live Music Series at The County Line, which benefits the San Antonio Food Bank, is back for its 17th year— again on Thursday nights.  This very popular live music series will run through Aug. 28 at The County Line Bar-B-Q restaurant at 10101 I-10 W.

Full seating and dining will again be available on the patio beginning each concert night at 6 p.m. through the end of the concert at 9:30 p.m. Happy hour will run inside and outside of the restaurant, from 3 to 9:30 p.m. on concert days.

As always, this live music series is free. However, all who attend are asked to make a food or monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank.  Since the series started in 2001, it has funded 774,679 meals because of the $94,278.50 and 48,804 pounds of food donated to the Food Bank by County Line concert-goers.   In 2015, the County Line was recognized by the San Antonio Food Bank for raising enough food to feed more than 1 million people since the series’ start. 

Held on the restaurant’s open-air patio, the headliner goes on at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine.  Free parking is available at Hallmark College, less than one block away on I-10 access road.

“Randy Goss was a food guy extraordinaire, and he knew that someone who couldn’t eat would have trouble working, studying, or simply living a health life.  His commitment to feeding the hungry lives on with the County Line Music Series, and we are humbled to be the conduit for the community’s support to nourish those in need,”  says Eric S. Cooper, president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank. Sponsors thus far include Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; Rebecca Creek; Enchanted Rock Vodka; Twilight Services; KSYM 90.1 FM; Comfort Air; Red Bull; Ozarka; Hallmark College; and Pure Party Ice.

County Line’s Friday Night Live series will also begin again April 7. Held on the restaurant’s patio, FNL features full-service dining under the stars, with San Antonio’s favorite singers/songwriters/musicians—usually acoustical—performing from 7 to 10 p.m. through Aug. 25.

Held on the restaurant’s plush outdoor patio (weather permitting), FNL features full-service dining under the stars, with San Antonio’s favorite singers/songwriters/musicians.  Diners can come early for Happy Hour in the restaurant’s bar, patio and dining room from 3 to 7 p.m.  Reservations are welcome; call 210-641-1998 to reserve a table, at no charge. In the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be canceled, so call restaurant for update.

The County Line continually updates the concert line-up at http://countyline.com/I10Music_shedule_sponsors.html. Call 210-641-1998 for more information.

 

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County Line Music Series Moves to Thursdays


The popular live music series at The County Line is back, and it continues to raise food and funds for the San Antonio Food Bank.

Blue Highway Band

Blue Highway Band

But there’s a difference this year.

The Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 2016 Live Music Series, as it is officially called, is now on Thursday nights at the restaurant, 10101 I-10 W.

Also new this year: full seating and dining are available on the patio beginning each concert night at 6 p.m. through the end of the concert at 9:30 p.m. Happy hour will run inside and outside of the restaurant, from 3 to 9:30 p.m. on concert days.

The series is now in its 16th year and “our faithful crowds have grown up with the series,” says Mike Crenwelge, general manager of The County Line.

Held on the restaurant’s open-air patio, the headliner goes on at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine.  Free parking is available at Hallmark College, less than one block away.

Here are the performers for the 2016 series to date:

April 28           Prophets & Outlaws

May 5              Sam Riggs

May 12            Mike Ryan Band

May 19            The Damn Quails

May 26            Band of Heathens

Cameron Nelson

Cameron Nelson

June 2              Ruby Jane

June 9              Cody Canada – solo

June 16            Blue Water Highway Band

June 23            John Baumann

June 30            Mike & The Moonpies

July 7               Matt Kimbrow

July 14             Dawn & Hawkes

July 21             Southern Brothers Tour featuring Adam Hood and Jason Eady

July 28             Folk Family Revival

Aug. 4              Cameran Nelson

Aug. 11            Bri Bagwell

Aug. 18           Jake Ward

Aug. 25           Special Guest TBA 6/12

Sept. 1             Dale Watson

Sept. 8            Harvest Thieves

Sept. 15          Roger Creager
The live music series is free. However, all who attend are asked to make a food or monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank.  Since it started, the series has raised more than 934,742 lbs. of food for the San Antonio Food Bank.  In the 2015 series alone it raised 47,278 pounds.

“Live music nights at The County Line are THE place to be for all hunger fighters,” says Eric Cooper, President and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank.  “We are so very thankful to the team at The County Line for their effort and passion and making the Food Bank a beneficiary of this great concert series.  For 15 years, two great institutions have come together with food, music and philanthropy to feed Southwest Texas.”

Sponsors thus far include Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; Rebecca Creek; Enchanted Rock Vodka; Twilight Services; KSYM 90.1 FM; Comfort Air; Red Bull; Ozarka; Hallmark College; and Pure Party Ice.

The County Line continually updates the concert lineup on its website at http://countyline.com/I10Music_shedule_sponsors.html. Call 210-641-1998 for more information.

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The Music Continues at County Line


Mario Flores and Soda Creek Band will play on the patio of County Line, 10101 I-10 W., October 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Mario Flores and Soda Creek Band

Mario Flores and Soda Creek Band

Though the concert is free, guests are asked to bring a free can of food or cash donation for the San Antonio Food Bank.  Drink specials run from 3 to 7 p.m. that evening, in the bar.  Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is also the sponsor for this fun concert, just as it sponsors the summer-long Live Music Series at The County Line” that benefits the San Antonio Food Bank.

In addition to Wednesday Free Live Music, County Line on I-10 is also hosting Friday Night Live through the end of October. The Friday concert series features full-service dining under the stars, free music and Happy Hour that runs in the restaurant’s bar, patio and dining room from 3 – 7 p.m. The schedule is as follows: 

•        October 16 – Bonnie Lang (CD release)

•        October 23 – Will Owen Gage

•        October 30 – TBA

The I-10 location of County Line in San Antonio is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week: from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 210-641-1998, visit www.countyline.com or check its Facebook page at Facebook.com/CountyLineI10 for updates on all of the restaurant’s music events, happy hours and other specials at County Line.

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6 Ways to Help the Less Fortunate This Season


SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK: Benefiting the hungry in San Antonio

Turn hungry holidays into happy holidays by ordering holiday cards from the San Antonio Food Bank. Designed by the Food Bank, you can send these cards to family, friends, coworkers, colleagues, and clients to wish them a happy holiday while helping to put food on the tables of those in need. Purchase cards here.

Christmas at the Caverns: Perfect for families and visiting relatives! Beginning on November 28 and running through December 23, Natural Bridge Caverns will be illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights outside along with two new underground Christmas shows and other holidays attractions on the grounds. $2 from every ticket will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank and if you bring two cans of food to donate as well, you will receive a $2 gift card to use for food, beverage, or retail items at the park.  For more information and list of all holiday attractions click here.

NUTCRACKER SWEETS: Benefiting Battered Women and Children’s Center

The popular Nutcracker Sweets holiday tasting event is back – bigger and more scrumptious than ever. The event venue is the cherry on top: the exquisite Tobin Center.Christmas nutcracker

Nearly 20 of the city’s top restaurants, bakeries, chefs and trucks will roll out an evening of holiday delights – from savory to sweet – on Monday, Dec. 8 (2014) from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter.

“Domestic violence has been making national headlines lately,” says Marta B. Peláez, BWCS president/CEO. “But it remains a local issue that knows no socio-economic boundaries – and no particular season.”

Nutcracker Sweets tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for 13 – 17-year-olds, and entrance is free for kids 12 and younger. Tickets are available online at NutcrackerSweetsSA.org or may be purchased by phone by contacting Brooke Bell at 210-930-3669.

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE: Benefiting Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Boardwalk on Bulverde, 14732 Bulverde Road, will host its annual holiday toy drive benefiting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots San Antonio on Dec. 5-6.

Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy for donation to Marine Corps Toys for Tots San Antonio.

On December 7, the food truck park will host its first Silent Disco event. Guests are invited to attend this high energy yet silent experience where the DJ broadcasts through headphones worn by event-goers. Admission is free and toy donations will be accepted (donations on Sunday will distributed to local children in San Antonio, not through Toys for Tots).

Boardwalk on Bulverde will feature a host of food trucks during this weekend-long celebration. For more information, visit www.boardwalkonbulverde.com or by calling 210-402-2829.

JINGLE BELLS AND BURGERS: Benefits Elf Louise Project

elflouiseThe new Big Bob’s Burgers, 4553 N. Loop 1604 W., will mark its grand opening by hosting Jingle Bells and Burgers to benefit Elf Louise. The fundraiser will be Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

The cost is $20 per person, which includes a burger, fries, drink and beer. All of the money will be donated to the Elf Louise Christmas Project, which provides toys to less fortunate families. In 2012, more than 19,000 children in 5,434 San Antonio families were given gifts.

Lucas Jack, who opened for Foreigner at The Majestic, and who does both covers of Billy Joel and Elton John, as well as his own music, will be entertaining. He’s playing for free as well.

There will be raffle items, including eighth row center Spurs tickets Santa himself will be there for pictures.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

COWS FOR COATS: Benefiting local shelters

chick-fil-aParticipating Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Antonio and New Braunfels are collecting new and gently used coats Dec. 1-6.

Your coat donation will also get you a coupon for a free grilled chicken sandwich or chicken nuggets.

The coats will be donated to shelters in San Antonio and New Braunfels to distribute to those in need.

 

 

 

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NOSA Fest Gives You a Chance to Help the San Antonio Food Bank


You’ve heard of NIOSA. Now, it’s time to learn about NOSA Fest.

Live music, bull rides and more are part of the Tejas Rodeo fundraiser Sunday.

The initials stand for North of San Antonio, and the fest is an event that’s taking place on Oct. 25 to benefit the  San Antonio Food Bank. It’s happening at the Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road, Bulverde, which is off Blanco Road about 10 miles north of Loop 1604.

“The idea behind NOSA Fest was a simple one, really,” says the event’s website, nosafest.com. “We took the two things we couldn’t live without, good music and even better food, and found a place for them to stretch their limbs a little.”

So, the day promises a lineup of music that includes Mingo Fishtrap, Band of Bandits, Octahedron, Fishermen and more. The music starts at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 1 a.m. The usual Saturday night rodeo will also take place at 7:30 p.m. for a little more entertainment.

As for the food, except some offerings from people involved in the Chef Cooperative, which includes Tejas Rodeo’s executive chef, Tyler Horstmann. But more food vendors are needed, he says. “We are asking for a $300 rental fee that will cover space reservation, security, marketing, waste disposal, and high visibility,” he says. To become involved, email info@nosafest.com or call (210) 313-1495.

The organizers are hoping to making this an annual event. The need is great, as the Food Bank serves 17 counties in Texas.

Bonnie Walker and I will be there autographing copies of “Barbecue Lover’s Texas.” And a silent auction is planned to raise even more money for the cause.

Advance tickets are only $12 for adults and $6 for children. To order your tickets, click here. Tickets on the day of the event will be $15 for adults OR $12 with three cans of food per adult; $8 for kids ages 6-12 OR $6 with 2 cans of food per child; and free for children ages 5 and under.

For more about the San Antonio Food Bank, click here.

 

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It’s More Music for the County Line on Aug. 20


Have you been undergoing music withdrawals since the County Line’s music series has come to an end?

Two Tons of Steel

Two Tons of Steel

Well, you’ve been given a one-time reprieve.

The County Line, 10101 I-10 W., is presenting Two Tons of Steel in a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20.

According to the restaurant, “There is no opener and no sponsors … just two hours of FREE music from Two Tons of Steel.  However, County Line’s commitment to the San Antonio Food Bank never stops, so guests are still encouraged to bring canned good donations.”

Free music, a chance to help the Food Bank and plenty of time to enjoy some barbecue. Who could ask for anything more?

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Spurs Fans! Support Your SA Food Bank; Tacoland Rally Thursday


Join the Spurs Fan Food Fight, Donate to Food Bank

During the Western Conference Finals, Spurs and Thunder fans are going head-to-head to see which city can donate the most to their own area food bank. So far the Spurs fans have donated $1,632 and the Thunder fans have donated $2,830, join the fight and donate today!

San Antonio Spurs logoThe Spurs helped sort food at the Food Bank, so now they’re asking fans to help out with the stocking of this valuable resource to the community.

The food bank with the most money raised wins the competition, but the children of South Texas will be the real winners as all proceeds donated go to help feed local families.

To donate to the cause, and to see many more ways to help out at the San Antonio Food Bank, go to their website here.

Rollin’ on the River Rally at TacoLand Thursday

 Rollin’ on the River Rally at TacoLand is Thursday (May 29) from 6-9 p.m.. It’s an offshoot of the ever-popular Swig bike night downtown.

In conjunction with Cowboy Alamo City Harley-Davidson, riders will rally up the river and end their ride at Tacoland this Thursday. Bikers encouraged but of course all are welcome.

Tacoland, at 103 W. Grayson, will have beer and drink specials throughout the night and will be serving their Tacoland burgers and Monster Truck Tacos, too. Live band. Elmira Street will be closed for bike parking.

Rivertini Pour-off June 9

ZooBallThe RiverTini Pour-Off is an annual competition featuring some of the city’s top bars and restaurants mixing specialty martinis that reflect the fresh and lively spirit of the San Antonio River. Cinco Vodka is sponsoring this event which raises funds for the San Antonio River Foundation and celebrates the ongoing efforts to bring recreation, public art and educational opportunities along the San Antonio River expansions.

This year’s event will support Confluence Park, an innovative water education park SARF is building on the Mission Reach.

The VIP pre-party 5-6 p.m., Main event 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Embassy Suites Riverwalk, 125 E. Houston St. (General admission tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door.  To purchase tickets, click on advertisement at top of page.)

Green Field’s new ownership celebrates 1 year with grand ‘re-opening’

Green Fields’ Market on Stone Oak, which changed hands a year ago, will have a grand re-opening on Monday, giving away raffle prizes and samples, says one of the owners, Chamin Canchwara.

French bread bakers rackCanchwara says after a ribbon-cutting, customers are also welcome to discuss the things they would like to see in the market. Meanwhile, customers can expect to see local farmers bringing in produce two-to-three times a week that is pesticide free, as well as people making skincare products locally and other vendors.

Green Field’s Market is at 19239 Stone Oak Parkway. Their phone number is 210-495-4644.

 

 

 

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It’s Music, Barbecue and a Benefit for the Food Bank All in One


It’s such a simple equation: You get free music and a chance to have some fine barbecue while making sure that others have food to put on their table.

Roger Creager

Roger Creager

That’s what the popular Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 2014 Live Music Series at The County Line, 10101 I-10 W., benefiting the San Antonio Food Bank is all about. And the music returns on Wednesday with Dirty River Boys.

Now in its 14th year, the music series has featured some of the very best Texas and national country musicians such as Blake Shelton, Bart Crow Band, Kyle Park, Gary P. Nunn, Cory Morrow, Stoney LaRue, Randy Rogers, Jason Boland, Roger Creager, Wade Bowen, Pat Green, Aaron Watson, Radney Foster, Kevin Fowler, Bleu Edmondson, The Rick Cavender Band and many more.

Here are the performers booked as of March 20, with the headliners listed first, followed by the opening acts:

  • April 2: Dirty River Boys with Jonathan Garcia
  • April 9: Midnight River Choir with James Delgado
  • April 16: Roger Creager with Ray Johnston Band
  • April 23: Jason Boland with Wally West & Them Lostbound Souls
  • April 30: Micky & The Motorcars with The Rusty Brothers
  • May 7: Cody Canada with Stewart Mann & The Statesboro Revue
  • May 14: Jason Eady with Cameran Nelson
  • May 21: Chris King with Jeffery Charles
  • Brandon Rhyder

    Brandon Rhyder

    May 28: Tejas Brothers with Roadside Libby

  • June 4: Brandon Rhyder with Jonathan Garcia
  • June 11: Bri Bagwell with The Washers
  • June 18: TBD
  • June 25: Cody Canada and Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly with Bryan Boyce and Jonathan Garcia
  • July 2: Jon Wolfe with Bonnie Lang
  • July 9: The Damn Quails with Kyle Reed Band
  • July 16: TBD
  • July 23: Thieving Birds with James Pardo
  • July 30: TBD

The live music series is free; however, all who attend are asked to make a food or monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank. Since it started, the series has raised more than 820,000 pounds of food for the San Antonio Food Bank; last year’s music series alone raised almost 105,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank, which translates into more than 81,000 meals to those in need in our community. The Texas Restaurant Association just named this County Line a winner of its annual Restaurant Neighbor Award—one of only three in the state and the only one in San Antonio—for its charitable support and dedication to improving their local communities through its music series and donations to the Food Bank.

Micky and the Motorcars

Micky and the Motorcars

“Summer is the hardest time for the San Antonio Food Bank as the need in our 16 county service area grows with children out of school and the elderly facing increased utility bills while our donations from the public decrease,” says Eric Cooper, San Antonio Food Bank president and CEO. “The County Line Music Series is tremendously helpful filling that gap and makes sure that those in need have food on their table.”

The free music concerts are held every Wednesday night from 6:30 – 10 p.m. from April 2 through July 30 at the I-10 location, which is between the Wurzbach and Huebner Road exits, near the Colonnade). Held on the restaurant’s open-air patio, the opening act comes on at 6:30 p.m.; the headliner plays from 8 – 10 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine. Drink specials run from 3 to 7 p.m. on concert days in the bar.

Sponsors thus far include Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; Y-100; Budweiser; Dulce Vida; Rebecca Creek; Enchanted Rock Vodka; Twilight Services; Comfort Air/Primo Plumbing; Red Bull; Ozarka; and Pure Party Ice.

For up-to-date information on the series lineup, click here.

Call 210-641-1998 for more information.

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Upcoming: Asian Festival, Ruth’s Chris Barge Dining, More


Asian Festival 2014Asian Festival at ITC a showcase of cultures

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 volunteer@safoodbank.org to reserve your shift.

Texas Hill Country Wineries logo

Texas Hill Country Named One of 10-best Worldwide Wine Destinations

The 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.

Bending Branch1Texas 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.

Ruth's Chris's Filet Mignon

Ruth’s Chris’s Filet Mignon

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.

A souvenir of Cowboy Breakfasts past.
A souvenir of Cowboy Breakfasts past.

The foundation presented a $15,000 check in July that provided 17 scholarships for the Culinary Arts Program, one of only 25 in the world rated exemplary by the American Culinary Foundation. Emcee of the event will be Jackie Van De Walle, chairman emeritus of the Alamo Colleges Foundation.

There will be live music throughout the morning with Mario Flores & The Soda Creek Band.  Flores ended 2013 on a high note with the single “Let Your Lonesome End With Me” at No. 2 on the Texas Regional Radio Report’s last tracking in mid-December.

Also, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, the Cowboy Breakfast will deliver tacos and biscuits and gravy to the Warrior Family Support Center for wounded warriors, their families and support staff to show its support and appreciation.

Free shuttle buses will run continuously to and from the Cowboy Breakfast from the parking lot of the Santikos Realto Theater, 2938 N.E. Loop 410. Parking also will be available onsite at Cowboys Dancehall, but the lot overflows early.

With the help of more than 300 volunteers and dozens of sponsors, the Cowboy Breakfast Sponsored by Jordan Ford, the unofficial kickoff of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, serves a variety of free tacos, taquitas, Pioneer Flour Mills biscuits and gravy, Kiolbassa sausage and barbecue, all washed down with thousands of gallons of McDonald’s coffee. See more information here.

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Coming Up: Food Bank’s Harvest of Hope, Boiler House, More


Harvest of Hope,  Sept. 15

Hosted at the Westin La Cantera Resort, Harvest of Hope is a tasting event that benefits the San Antonio Food Bank. September is Hunger Action Month, and you can check out many ways to help those who are in need of food for themselves and families. Click here.

At Harvest of Hope, guests are invited to sample signature dishes prepared by San Antonio’s finest chefs, restaurants, hotels and catering companies, while listening to live music and bidding on fabulous silent auction items.

To purchase tickets for $100 or to sponsor a table, please contact Jennifer Carter, special events coordinator, at (210) 431-8309 or jcarter@safoodbank.org.

One Lucky Duck sign

One Lucky Duck Juice Bar and Takeaway Now Open at Pearl

The first franchise of One Lucky Duck Juice Bar and Takeaway outside of New York City has opened in San Antonio. One Lucky Duck offers fresh and premade juices, shakes, and salads, in addition to various other chef-driven menu items from Pure Food and Wine in NYC.

Some of the healthful, delicious options at One Lucky Duck include vegan cookies and macaroons, granola, and nut bars, as well as to three- and five-day cleansing options. Stop by and explore the newest addition to the Pearl culinary scene. Hours are 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday. They are at 303 Pearl Parkway. 210-223-DUCK (3825).

Be There: Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden Fall Preview Wine Event

wine bottleBoiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is introducing fall and seasonal wines with a Fall Wine Preview Event. On Sept. 9, come and taste 20 wines including reds, whites and bubbles, from the Discoveries and Selections portfolio specifically blended for Lasco Enterprises, the parent company of Boiler House.

Featured wines include Guard Shack Zinfandel, Retrospect Cabernet and Meritage and Max and Jacques Pinot Noir.

Chef Jeff White will pair the wines with Texas-Ranch style tapas highlighting the restaurant’s signature breads and spreads as well as gourmet sliders including Green Chili Pork with green goddess slaw; Prime Rib with horseradish crème fraiche; and BBQ Short Rib with house-made pickles and lemon aioli. 210.354.4644

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is at 312 Pearl Parkway. To come to this Sunday, Sept. 8 event, 2-6 p.m, is $45 per person, not including tax or tip.

Reserve your seat by calling the Boiler House directly at 210.354.4644.

Kevin Sousa, Pittsburgh restaurateur

Kevin Sousa, Pittsburgh restaurateur

 

The Granary ‘Cue & Brew at Pearl, Kevin Sousa — Guest Chef Collaborative Dinner

The Granary ‘Cue & Brew at the Pearl announces their next Guest Chef Collaborative dinner. The dinner, Monday, Sept. 9, will be star James Beard nominee and chef, Kevin Sousa from Pittsburgh, Penn. Sousa’s restaurants include Salt of the Earth, Union Pig & Chicken and Station Street Hot Dogs.

Seatings will be available at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Cost is $69 per person. Beer & wine pairings are extra. Look forward to seven “innovative” courses. Check The Granary website here for more information, and to make reservations on Open Table.

 

FratellosOpen now: Fratello’s on Broadway

This Italian deli also make pizzas, salads, panini, antipasti, soups and more.  An Italian Market offers “fresh baked breads, cookies and pastries, as well as an assortment of gelatos.  Fratello’s will offer imported Italian pastas, San Marzano tomatoes, olive oils and vinegars. Check out the website at www.fratellosdeli.com. 210-444-0253.

 

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