This weekend has quite a lot of things going on. The collision of Meatopia and Dia De Los Muertos means that there is a lot to offer – on to the Quick Bites!
- With Dia de los Muertos running through tomorrow, you still have time to get your pan de muerto, or “dead bread.” This Mexican pastry is available at most of the panaderias around town, but be sure to call ahead because many of the bakeries are out of stock. The place that I got lucky at was Horno Mision San José on General McMullen (there are also several other locations around town). The bones on top of the bread symbolize the departed and the small circle a teardrop for the sadness of them no longer being in this world. I liked this version in particular because of the nice citrus taste and soft dough.
- Speaking of Dia de los Muertos, if you are looking to celebrate beyond the cemetery you might want to check at Muertos Fest at La Villita. Filled with art, processionals and music, this free event looks to be a ton of fun!
- Also happening this weekend is Meatopia, a celebration of all things meat (though a vegetarian somehow got put in the mix – I’d love to see what the reaction would be to a steak entry at a vegetable festival!). There are still some tickets available for Sunday’s portion of the festival where you can satisfy your inner carnivore by feasting on the dishes from both local and national chefs. I am excited to be attending Meatopia and will have a cameraman along with me to interview some of the chefs and find out what you think about the food, so be sure to say “Hi!”
- Have you always wanted to learn how to brew your own beer but didn’t know how to get started? The San Antonio Cerveceros are here to help with their 5th annual Teach a Friend to Home Brew event in King William. Stop by 401 King William St. from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and learn the ins and outs of making your own beer from the experts at this free event!