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Restaurant Week Begins, and Safe Rides Are Available


Culinaria’s Restaurant Week begins Aug. 16, and that’s a cause for celebration, especially given the large list of participants this year.

Kirby's  Prime Steakhouse

Kirby’s

If you celebrate too much, you don’t need to drive home, though.

Culinaria has teamed up with Uber to provide safe and convenient rides for patrons enjoying dinner at any of the participating restaurants.

What’s Uber?

Uber is a technology company that created an app that seamlessly connects users with a personal driver at the tap of a button via their smartphone. Transactions are frictionless, ETAs are transparent, and route tracking is a breeze. It’s simply the easiest, cheapest, and most efficient way to move around town.

Click here to access a new user promo code good for $20 off your first ride during San Antonio Restaurant Week. The code is: SARW14.

Below are a list of the restaurants taking part in this year’s Restaurant Week:

18 Oaks
Acenar
Antler’s Lodge

Arcade Midtown Kitchen

Arcade Midtown Kitchen

Arcade Midtown Kitchen
Azuca
Bella on the River
Biga on the Banks
Bite
Bliss
Boardwalk Bistro
Bob’s Steak & Chop House
Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
Bolo’s
Boudro’s

Brio Tuscan Grille

Brio Tuscan Grille

Brio
Canyon Café
Chez Vatel & Bistro
Cibolo Moon
Citrus at Hotel Valencia
Cocina Heritage
Cured
El Jarro de Arturo
El Machito
Esquire Tavern
FEAST
Fig Tree Restaurant
Grey Moss Inn
Habanero’s Grill
High Velocity
Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse

La Frite Belgian Bristro
Landry’s Seafood
Las Canarias
La Paloma Riverwalk
Little Rhein Steak House
Luke – A Chef John Besh Restaurant
Myrons Steak House logoMariposa
Market on Houston
Max’s Wine Dive
Mellow Mushroom
Mid-Point Grill
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Myron’s Prime Steak House
NAO
Oaks Crossing Bistro & Bar
Ostra
Paesanos – Riverwalk
Paloma Blanca
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille
Piatti – Eilan

NAO

NAO

Piatti – The Quarry
Q on the Riverwalk
Restaurant Gwendolyn
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Concord Plaza
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Riverwalk
Scuzzi’s
Speisen
Starfish
Stella Public House
Sustenio
Texas de Brazil
The Granary
The Fruteria
The Melting Pot
The River’s Edge Café and Patio Bar
Tre Alamo Heights

Tre Alamo Heights

Tre Alamo Heights

Tre Trattoria Alamo Heights
Tre Trattoria Downtown
Tui Steppi’s Osteria
Tribeca di Olmos
Tuk Tuk Tap Room
Two Step Restaurant & Cantina
Umai Mi
Va Bene
Wildfish Seafood Grille
Zedric’s – Colonnade
Zedric’s – Broadway Commons
Zinc Bistro & Bar
Zocca Cuisine D’Italia

For addresses, phone numbers and some menus, click here.

Restaurant Week on The Move
On Tuesday, Aug. 19, Travis Park will be the location of a Restaurant Week food truck event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants include:

Cheesy Jane’s
Crazy Carl’s
Saweet Cupcakes
South Texas Grilling & Catering
Spice Sea Gourmet
Tailgate Bistro
The Duk Truck
Teka Molino

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Get an Appetite! Restaurant Week is all this Week.


Pecan-crusted Fried Chicken at Citrus featured during Restaurant Week, 2010.

Sample some of San Antonio’s most exciting restaurant fare during Restaurant Week, which starts Saturday and runs through Aug. 27.  Sponsored by Culinaria, this delectable deal comes with specially priced menus of $15 for lunch and $35 for dinner.

Reservations are not required, but you are encouraged to do so if you wish. Make them directly with the restaurants of your choice. The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills is getting a head start by offering its prix fixe meals already. Kirby’s Steakhouse, meanwhile, is extended its special through Sept. 3.

A few of the participating restaurants include Antlers Lodge, Auden’s Kitchen, Bin 555, Bolo’s Rotisserie Grill, the Esquire Tavern, the JW Marriott’s 18 Oaks and Cibolo Moon, Ruth’s Chris, Texas de Brazil, and Tost. Go to Culinaria’s website for the full list. Here are some of the specials you’ll be able to enjoy:

Fig Tree Restaurant, 515 Villita St.

The special menu begins with a Caprese salad of burrata, baby tomatoes and arugula or Gazpacho Andaluz prepared tableside. The main course is a choice of braised short rib with polenta and wild mushrooms or Wahoo Façon Provençal with eggplant caviar, tomatoes and Niçoise olives. Dessert is a choice of chocolate macaron with hazelnut gelato or Macedoine de Fruit Tropicaux. Call 210-224-1976 for reservations.

Kirby’s Steakhouse, 123 N. Loop 1604 E.

Restaurant Week special at Kirby’s will run Aug. 20-Sept. 3.

The menu opens with an optional additional course that can be had for $7 extra:  Grilled Maine Day Boat Scallops with Watercress & Charred Pineapple Green Chili Salsa. The special Restaurant Week menu begins with your choice of the following: Hudson Valley Duck Confit and Pan-seared Foie Gras with a Blackberry Veal Stock Reduction or  Maryland-style Crab Cake with Classic Sauce Beurre Blanc. Main course options include 5-ounce Peppered Center Cut Tenderloin with the Signature Cognac Pepper Sauce;  Australian Rack of Lamb with Shiitake Mushroom Veal Demi;  Hickory-smoked Berkshire Pork Chop with a Bacon Maple Hotel Butter;  Grilled Alaskan Halibut with Grilled Asparagus and an Artichoke Cream Sauce;  Filet Oscar with Asparagus and Classic Sauce Béarnaise.  All entrees served with Susie’s Famous Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Sautéed Vegetables. Dessert choices include Grand Marnier Crème Brûlée,  Kirby’s Chocolate Spice Cake and Key Lime Pie.  For reservations,  210-404-2221.

The Lodge Restaurant at Castle Hills, 1746 Lockhill Selma Road

The Lodge is already offering its Restaurant Week prix fixe dinner menu:

First course: Pan-seared Diver Scallop with Deconstructed ‘Bloody Mary’,  Celery Root Agnolotti, Charred Heirloom Tomato Coulis, Spring Radish, Preserved Lemon and Picholine Olives; Second course: Choice of Pan-roasted Duck Breast with Yuzu-Carrot Purée, Brussels Sprouts, Wild Mushroom, House-cured Guanciale and Smoked Peach-Bourbon Jus OR Forbidden Rice-crusted Hawaiian Wahoo with Yukon Mousseline, Ginger “Fried” Cauliflower and Coconut Broth. Third course: Choice of Nutella Torte with Housemade Caramel, Peanut Butter Mousse and Hazelnut Nougat or Key Lime Pie Tart with Vanilla Chantilly and Coconut Meringue. For reservations, call 210-349-8466.

Max’s Wine Dive, 340 E. Basse Road

The special lunch menu includes Cauliflower Velouté with fried cheese curd dipsticks; a choice of Pulled Crab Tamale with tomato marmalade and roasted sweet red pepper créme fraîche;  Fredericksburg Dog with pickled red cabbage, house-made German mustard and Max’s frites; or  Alamo City Prime Rib Sando with Max’s chips. Dessert is White Chocolate and Butterscotch Crème Brûlée. The dinner special includes Pulled Crab Tamale, followed by choice of Pumpkin Gnocchi with brown beurre meunier;  Chicken with Butternut Risotto; or Ahi Tuna ($7 upgrade) with ginger-scallion-shiitake rice cake and soy wasabi butter. Dessert is White Chocolate and Butterscotch Crème Brûlée. Call 210-444-9547.

The Shops at La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Parkway

Participating restaurants in the Shops include Brio’s Tuscan Grille, Grimaldi’s, Kona Grill, The Yard House and Z Tejas Southwestern Grill. If you spend $100, you can redeem dining receipts at Customer Service in the mall management office to receive a $20 Shop Etc. gift card. One gift card per person and recipient must be 18 or older, ID required. Available through Aug. 27 while supplies last.  Reservations are preferred.

 

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