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🍽️ Let’s dig in
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Make the quick drive to Schertz to try out this Black-owned barbecue joint. | Photo by The Purple Pig BBQ
Another foodie adventure is ahead of us, San Antonio. Let us introduce you to Black Restaurant Week San Antonio (BRWSA), a week-long event beginning Sunday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, March 3. The event celebrates the contributions of local Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, and businesses. We’re ready to dig into the week and feature hard-to-beat deals.

🍔 About the week

Founded in 2018, Black culinary industry professionals, along with Black-owned food business, share a mission to promote cuisine, culture, and community. The first BRWSA was held in 2019 and has since become an anticipated annual tradition in the city. This food event helps raise awareness of the importance that local Black businesses play in the city’s diverse food scene.

Don’t miss: During the week, $1 from each purchase helps to raise funds for local charities.

🥗 Who’s participating?

SATXtoday: Koko Beans Coffee San Antonio

Grab some coffee from Koko Beans Coffee during BRWSA.

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Photo by Koko Beans Coffee.

This year, there are 15 restaurants and businesses participating in the culinary week. Check out these local eateries and deals:
  • A Chicago Bite: Pick up an Open Face Italian Beef for $8.50.
  • Koko Beans Coffee: Grab a Cold Brew Coffee Kit that includes 18 oz. glass travel cup, a 5 oz. bag of ground coffee, syrup, two biscuits, and a spoon for $30.
  • Mawe Apothocary: Purchase four Tea Gems for $20 or the Taste of the Diaspora tea blends for $35.
  • Momma Luv’s Soul and Caribbean Food: Order the oxtails rice and beans with your choice of two sides for $23.49.
  • Mr. A Ok’s Kitchen: $18 will get you meatloaf, fish, smothered porkchop, two sides, and cornbread.
  • Roots Salad Kitchen: Treat yourself to a Grilled Salmon Summer Salad for $17.25.
  • Trices Cafe and Lounge: Try out the Jollof Rice cooked in spicy tomato sauce and served with fried chicken for $25.
 
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Events
 
Thursday, Feb. 22
  • $2 Fairgrounds Promotional Day | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 9 a.m.-11 p.m. | Frost Bank Center, 1 Frost Bank Center Dr., San Antonio | $2 | Enjoy the final discounted admission day at the San Antonio Stock Show with $2 rides and $2 select food items.
  • Children’s Music Class | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 10 a.m. | Pearl Park, 306 Pearl Pkwy., Unit 101, San Antonio | Free | Hang out with the Vivaldi Music Academy for a morning of music, singing, and dancing for kids ages 1-5.
  • Paint and Sip | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist Artisan Alley, 555 W. Bitters Rd., San Antonio | $45 | Join Classpop! for Glowing Cacti at Night with Instructor Patrick and learn brushstroke techniques while sipping on your favorite beverage.
Friday, Feb. 23
  • Plant Parent Night | Friday, Feb. 23 | 7-9 p.m. | Tillage, 125 Lamar St., San Antonio | Free | RSVP to hang out with fellow plant people and enjoy an evening of music, snacks, and mingling.
  • Coffee in Color | Friday, Feb. 23 | 7-10 p.m. | Halcyon, 1414 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | Free | Meet up with SA Creatives for an open mic night celebrating Black History Month.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream World Premiere | Friday, Feb. 23-Sunday, Feb. 25 | Times vary | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir., San Antonio | $25-$132 | See the story unfold of two lovers Hermia and Lisandro in this ballet rendition of a Shakespeare play.
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Is dry skin making you feel frustrated during these winter months? Don’t worry, our online shop (Six & Main) features hydrating skincare products essential for weathering cold temperatures.

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Clean your face with the Purifying Face Wash by Roosevelt Supply Co. With added organic fruit extracts and activated charcoal, you’re sure to clean off the toughest dirt and grime without being harsh on your skin.

Exfoliate your skin using the Las Flores | Mini Hydrate + Brighten Duo, which is a powerful formula by Esteli that gently exfoliates and nourishes, leaving your skin looking and feeling refreshed.

Visibly improve texture, tone, and the look of fine lines and wrinkles with the Repair Hemp & Retinol Face Cream by She Biology, a hemp-strain skincare collection.
 
News Notes
 
Closing
  • The Half Price Books location on Broadway is closing its doors permanently on Sunday, May 5, after 46 years in operation. Local developer Harper/Huddleston Inc. purchased the location as well as Antiquarian Book Mart next door, and the parking lot behind the two businesses in December 2023. (SA Business Journal)
Civic
  • Early voting for the March Primary Election is underway. Bexar County residents can vote early until Friday, March 1. Double check to see if you’re registered to vote and learn what’s on the ballots. Pro tip: Election day is Tuesday, March 5.
Biz
  • Stephaine Navarijo, owner of Southtown Vinyl and Prints, is selling the store located at 5709 S. Flores after four years in business. Navarijo took to Instagram explaining the reasoning behind the sale and the future endeavors the owner intends on perusing on the city’s Southside. Interested in purchasing the business? Learn more.
Open
  • The new Hops & Hounds location is now open at 1123 Avenue B. The dog-friendly bar is currently in its soft opening phase, and is letting the community explore its dog runs + drinks ahead of its grand opening. Check out our dog-friendly guide for the 210.
Community
  • The Spurs are hosting a watch party at the Rock at La Cantera tomorrow night starting at 8 p.m. as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers. The free event will include lawn games, music, photo opportunities, giveaways, and food + beverages for purchase. Tip off is at 9:30 p.m.
Festival
  • The third-annual San Antonio Icehouse Week kicks off tomorrow and runs through Sunday, March 3. This nine-day event gives locals a chance to explore the Alamo City’s ice house scene while enjoying a cold beer, drink specials, and giveaways. See which spots are participating.
Family
  • The Alamo is hosting its Family Day event on Sunday, Feb 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your family out for hands-on activities including cannon crew simulation, games, and a few undisclosed surprises. Don’t miss: The Travis Letter exhibit opens inside the Ralston Family Collections Center tomorrow.
Sports
  • The Baylor Bears 78-71 loss to the BYU Cougars puts the Bears two games behind Big 12 leading Houston. Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Baylor Bears with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
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    The Rand was built in 1913 and is now home to startup incubator Geekdom. | Courtesy of Weston Urban
    Geekdom is hosting San Antonio Startup Day (a quarterly event) on Wednesday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This day includes helpful resources, networking opportunities, and expert-led talks for current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Attendees can enjoy a full day of free co-working opportunities at Geekdom’s HQ as they explore the opportunities to grow in downtown SA.

    Not sure if this is for you? If you’re interested in increasing your involvement in the Alamo City’s entrepreneurial startup scene, this day is for you. This is a great way to find resources to build your business, grow your network, and potentially find your next big idea. Plus, Geekdom plans to open its third floor with a celebratory party during the event.

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    I’m really excited for BRWSA. It’s a great way to get out into our community and try out new spots while supporting our Black community. Don’t forget to check out our guide to local Black History Month events.
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