Plus, city council to cut $10.6 million from budgets.
 
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🍽️ Don’t forget your (restaurant) passport
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Ming’s is known for its delicious Pan-Asian comfort food and recently opened a second location in La Cantera Heights. | Photo by Ming’s
If you didn’t know, the month of May was designated as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month by Congress in 1992 as a way to celebrate and commemorate the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the US.

Launched in 2022, San Antonio businesses Sari-Sari SATX and Deux South Creative have come together again to create the 2024 edition of the a AAPI Heritage Month Restaurant Passport for the Alamo City.

Here’s how it works

  • Download and print a passport.
  • Visit any participating restaurant during the month of May with your passport.
  • Tag the restaurant and @SATX.AAPI on Instagram or Facebook to receive a 10% discount off your purchase — this will also enter you into a raffle for free Spurs Swag.

Participating restaurants

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Visit Best Quality Daughter with your AAPI passport and try SATXtoday’s favorite Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

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Photo by SATXtoday team

This year, 24 restaurants are participating in the passport program. Here are a few to visit:
Check out the full list.

While we encourage you to join + participate in this wonderful initiative, dining in or picking up from any local AAPI restaurant year-round will not only show your support, but help our AAPI community continue to grow for years to come.

Make sure to follow AAPI-San Antonio on Instagram for events and community initiatives.
 
 
Events
 
Friday, May 10
  • National Small Biz Market | Friday, May 10 | 12-4 p.m. | Feliz Modern, 10 W. Olmos Dr., San Antonio | Free | Uplift + celebrate local small businesses with a pop-up vendor market where you’ll find your next hidden gems.
  • Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour | Friday, May 10 | 5-9 p.m. | Vibras, 3011 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | Free | All teachers are invited to enjoy free food + drinks (with a valid school ID) while supplies last.
  • UTSA Baseball Home Games | Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12 | Times vary | Roadrunner Field at UTSA, 6908 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio | $9-$14 | Watch as the Roadrunners take on a triple-header against the Bulls from the University of South Florida.
Saturday, May 11
  • 9th Annual Pan-African Cultural Festival | Saturday, May 11 | 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Carver Library, 3350 E. Commerce St., San Antonio | Free | Bring the whole family to enjoy engaging conversations, African drumming + dancing, a fashion show, Capoeira demonstration, poetry, storytelling, and children activities.
  • ARCSA Asian Festival | Saturday, May 11 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St., San Antonio | $15 | Come enjoy a full day of performances, entertainment, family-friendly activities, and food celebrating the diverse Asian diaspora represented in South Texas and the Alamo City.
  • ABBA Under the Stars | Saturday, May 11 | Various times | The Skyline, 707 Dawson St., San Antonio | $30-$55 | Come and “Take Chance” on a night out while listening to this group’s greatest hits.
Sunday, May 12
  • Petals & Prosecco | Sunday, May 12 | Times vary | Zocca Cuisine d’Italia, 420 W. Market St., San Antonio | $85-$95 | Book a last minute brunch cruise for mother on the the San Antonio River with Zocca.
  • Aire | Sunday, May 12 | 7 p.m. | San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio | Free | Experience one of the Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings featuring the queen of Latin jazz Magos Herrera and her jazz trio.
  • YOSA Presents: Wildlife Harmonies | Sunday, May 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir., San Antonio | $18-$24 | Listen to the world premiere of original compositions inspired by animals at the San Antonio Zoo by members of the Composers Alliance of San Antonio.
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News Notes
 
Plan Ahead
  • Culinaria announced its summer edition of Restaurant Weeks happening Aug. 10 through the 24th. This allows locals to experience different restaurants around the 210 through three-course prix-fixe menus. Are you a restaurant looking to participate? You can sign up on the Culinaria website or email the Restaurant Weeks manager directly.
Number
  • ~$10.6 million. That’s about how much money the city needs to cut from its budget over the next two years to avoid increasing the current tax rate, according to City Manager Erik Walsh. This comes as the city staff begins budget discussions for the 2025-2026 fiscal year. (SA Report)
Asked
  • Ahead of his upcoming concerts this weekend at the Alamodome, Luke Combs took to X (formerly Twitter) to ask San Antonians “what’s the go to Tex Mex spots?” What places would you recommend to this country music super star? Let us know.
Furry Friend Friday
  • Say hello to two-year-old Nandor, a mini Staffordshire Terrier mix looking for his fur-ever home. The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) describes him as a sweetheart who loves to be around people and has a big heart with lots of love to give. Visit him today at SAHS.
Watch
  • Speaking of forever homes. San Antonio couple Rosalee + Trevor Johnson will appear on the latest season of HGTV’s “House Hunters.” Viewers will watch as the couple learns what kind of dwelling to look for and decide whether or not a home is meant for them. An airing date is currently unavailable. (MySA)
Sports
  • The 2025 NCAA Men’s Final Four is heading to San Antonio on April 5 and 7. Looking to catch all the action? College basketball fans can apply for tickets now through the end of May for a chance to witness the crowning of the next men’s basketball champion.
Listen
  • 82. That’s how many scholarship players Texas currently has with a limit of 85, and players can no longer enter the portal + be eligible this season. Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Texas Longhorns with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
Wellness
  • Match with a licensed therapist on Betterhelp and talk anytime, anywhere — phone, video, or text. Get 25% off your first month.*
 
 
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📚 More degrees coming soon
SATXtoday: St. Phillips College
Learn about the expansion of the AlamoU Bachelor’s Program at the Alamo Colleges District. | Photo by Alamo Colleges
This week, the Alamo Colleges District announced its AlamoU Bachelor’s Programs is now available across all five campuses: San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip’s College, Northwest Vista College, and Northeast Lakeview College.

So, what is this program? The AlamoU Bachelor’s Programs gives students who attend these community colleges (traditionally only two years) the opportunity to receive four year degrees. This change is in response to the high demands of various industries like nursing, operations management, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.

“By offering bachelor degrees, we aim to empower our students to thrive in competitive job markets and make meaningful contributions to their respective fields.” said Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges District Chancellor.

Interested in one of the programs? Start your academic journey today.
 
The Buy
 
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Answered
 
How likely are you to attend Austin City Limits this year?
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Each year, thousands of people gather together in Zilker Park for all-day live music across two weekends.

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65.2% are not interested (ouch) | 26.1% will not likely attend the festival | 8.7% will very likely be at ACL this year
 
 
The Wrap
 
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From the editor
I’m super excited for the return of the AAPI Passport. One of my favorite restaurants to visit is Best Quality Daughter.

It’s the brain child of Chef Jennifer Dobbertin that features new Asian-American dishes — inspired by Dobbertin’s travels and the comfort food of her youth as a second-generation Chinese-American.
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