The year is closing out fast – too fast for me! San Antonio Jane and I picked out our Christmas tree last night and the house smells awesome; now if the weather would cooperate and get a little chilly so it feels more like Christmastime! All the traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday got me a little behind on trying new food, so I am going to leave you with different events and activities that are coming up this week. On to the Quick Bites!
- Tomorrow is the 3rd annual Tamales! Holiday Festival is happening Saturday, December 1st at the Pearl Brewery. Presented by Silver Eagle Distributors, H-E-B and Interjet, guests will be invited to explore a Mexican streetscape full of the sounds, sights and tastes of the holiday season. There will be more than 35 different tamale vendors, guests will be invited to explore the full range of tamales from traditional San Antonio classics to South American to sweet, vegetarian and many more, with a grand prize of $1,000 to the best tamal!
- After you grab some tamales, stop by La Villita to check out the San Antonio Coffee Festival from Noon until 5:00PM on Saturday, December 1st. There will be plenty of exotic coffees, including the rare kopi luwak coffee from Indonesia (seriously, you have to click the link on kopi luwak coffee to see what it is all about!).
- If you enjoyed HEB’s Food Truck Face Off then you won’t want to miss the Primo Picks Premiere this Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00 – 7:30PM at the Lincoln Heights HEB in Alamo Heights. Get a chance to sample some of the HEB primo picks and win some prizes – just by showing up you will help out the community as HEB will donate $50/person to the Alamo Heights High School Foundation for the first 100 folks that sample the treats. I can only hope that one of their Primo Picks ice cream (like the Poteet Strawberry or Tin Roof with Flooresville peanuts) will be available.
- Hot off the presses, it looks like San Antonio Animal Care Services won Rachel Ray $100,000 Challenge from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals! After saving 4,088 animals in just three months, the SA shelter will be awarded a $100,000 grant to continue its life saving work. Kudos to our animal shelter and thank you for all the work that you guys do!