Swing by this wine bar on Saint Mary’s near downtown San Antonio. | Photo by SATXtoday team
Who would of thought San Antonians loved their wine? After an overwhelming response from our Instagram followers, we reviewed your feedback and went back to the drawing board. We rounded up five additional places to wine with your friends in the Alamo City.
Did you know this charcuterie business, founded by Monica Nino and Bryan Gonzales, also serves wine? Stop by for a glass or split a bottle with food off its cafe menu. You can even buy a bottle to take home.
You can’t miss this colorful building on the Saint Mary’s Strip. Step inside and grab wine by the glass or by the bottle. They also serve light bites and host a variety of food pop-ups throughout the year.
Pro tip: Swing by Wednesdays for $1 oyster night from 5 p.m. to sell out.
Located inside the Lavaca neighborhood near Southtown, grab a cheese plate and a bottle of wine while checking out the colorful decor + artwork on its walls. Hanging out with a non-wine drinker? The bar also has a cocktail menu.
Fun fact: Hands Down hosts vendor pop-up markets throughout the year.
Gimme Gimme Grand Opening Party | Friday, Nov. 17 | 5 p.m. | Gimme Gimme, 803 S. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | Free | Come out for a pop-up by Jefferson Bodega, live music, snacks, and drinks at this Southtown bar.
College Night: Onward! | Friday, Nov. 17 | 6 p.m. | McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio | Free | Come out for a post-college information + resource fair and stay for live music, food, and art activities.
San Antonio Glass House Grand Opening | Friday, Nov. 17 | 7-10 p.m. | San Antonio Glass House Venue Hall, 3847 Grosenbacher Rd., San Antonio | Free | Celebrate the opening of the Alamo City’s newest event center featuring 85+ vendors.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Super Fun Saturday: Harvest Fest | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Yanaguana Garden, 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | Free | Join H-E-B for fall crafts, treats, and learn about butterfly migrations.
Full Good Diner x Curry Boys BBQ | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 6-10 p.m. | Full Goods Diner, 200 E. Grayson St., San Antonio | Free | Come hungry for curry crispy chicky sliders, loaded fries and free snacks, with proceeds benefiting the International Committee of the Red Cross.
50/50 Salsa Bachata Night | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | Luna Rose, 910 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | $12 | Come for a dance class and stay for live music by DJ FNF + DJ Italia with happy hour specials.
Sunday, Nov. 19
The Healing Arts Festival & Market | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio at The Rim, 5730 Rim Pass, San Antonio | Free | Shop for crystals, gem stones, skin care, local art, and more.
Santa Cecilia Mariachi Festival | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 12-9 p.m. | Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St., San Antonio | Free | Bring your own lawn chairs and see live music from more than 15 mariachi and conjunto groups.
Nomad Provisions Piacere | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 6 p.m. | Warehouse Diner, 125 W. Grayson St., San Antonio | Free | Experience this Italian dinner series featuring fresh pasta + wine, available until sold out.
Hollywood producers Sean Robins + Salvador Paskowitz reached a deal to create a movie about the Hartman family — the founders of Morgan’s Wonderland. The movie will focus on the theme park including philanthropist Gordon Hartman and his daughter Morgan, who the park was inspired by. (SA Current)
The City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Department are hosting a drive-thru Voluntary Weapons Exchange on Sunday, Nov. 19 at noon inside Lot B at the Alamodome. Residents will receive H-E-B gift cards ranging from $50 to $300 per unwanted firearm.
Mobile Om Yoga and the San Antonio River Foundation are hosting a Black Friday Puppy Yoga and Tye Dye Party at Confluence Park on Friday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event includes yoga, dog adoptions from SNIPSA, a tye dye station, and limited edition yoga merch. Donations are $25.
Welcome back. San Antonio FC appointed a new Sporting Director, Marco Ferruzzi. The San Antonio native graduated from Keystone High School before turning pro in 1993. Ferruzzi previously spent over 19 years in multiple roles with FC Dallas.
The Rock at La Cantera is partnering with the Jason Dady Restaurant Group to open Roca & Martillo. The Tuscan-Italian inspired restaurant will feature dishes from handmade pasta to delectable entrees, like a smoked brisket lasagna. The restaurant is excepted to open in Spring 2024 at the Spurs La Cantera campus.
San Antonio was ranked No. 5 on Wallet Hub’s “Best Winter Vacation Destinations for Warm-Weather Lovers.” Out of 37 US cities, the Alamo City received a total score of 62.39 out of 100 and is third for low travel costs + hassles.
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Don’t miss this holiday light event at the San Antonio Botanical Garden | Photo by Richard Haughton
Guess who’s back ... cue Slim Shady. Lightscape is back at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This one-of-a-kind holiday light exhibit featuring a one-mile stretch of 100,000+ lights starts this Friday, Nov. 17 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 1. Here are a few things to expect at this year’s light show spectacular.
Field of Bluebonnets
Stroll by a wondrous field of Texas bluebonnets made from — you guessed it — thousands of lights.
Remember when we said installations with 100,000+ plus lights? This is it. Considered a crowd favorite, the Winter Cathedral is a dazzling cathedral arch tunnel positioned near the end of the trail. Holiday card photo spot — secured.
Pro tip: Tag us in your photos @satxtoday or using the #SATXtoday to be featured on our socials this holiday season — it’s going to be lit.
This week we asked about the San Antonio ISD rightsizing vote and here’s what you said. Almost half of you (48%) agree with the closures + mergers while about a quarter of you (26%) do not agree with the closures + mergers. However, 26% do not know enough about SAISD’s rightsizing plan.