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5 Can’t-Miss Events for This Year’s Cocktail Conference
Jan 2016

It's worth repeating that I'm never really quite ready for the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Each year means different events, the need for several cute/comfortable/classy outfits and all the water I can find. This year's conference is no different. Here are our top picks for can't-miss events, both new and old.

PLAY IN SA: Cocktail Conference and MLK Week
Jan 2016

By:Leslie Bohl, News 4 SA

Get ready to say cheers, cheers and cheers again! The cocktail conference is in full swing. More than 60 events running the gambit from mixology 101, to the art of blending- all to raise big money for five kids' charities.


Friday night-- free admission to get into "The Ladies of Smoke and Fire" at the Mezcaleria Mixtli! Toast the night with Mezcal, Botanas or appetizers before dancing the night away. This one is for night owls-- doors open at ten.

Hundreds warm up with cocktails at "Stroll On Houston Street"
Jan 2016

By: Erica Hernandez

Colder temps did not keep crowds away from the San Antonio Cocktail Conference Saturday night.

"A Stroll on Houston Street" did not disappoint, cocktails and food was served all along the sidewalk on Houston Street.

It started at Chef John Besh's "Luke Restaurant" all the way down to "Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood."

Tequila, whiskey, scotch and vodka were just some of the few liquors crafted into old fashions, margaritas and even hot chocolate.

The wide range of food featured oysters, gourmet hot dogs, pulled pork tacos and frito pie.

Chef Alon Shaya Dinner at Lüke San Antonio Dec 10th
Dec 2015

By: Johnnie De La Garza

We’re pleased to host Alon Shaya at Lüke San Antonio as the chef will be wrapping up a record year. Already the chef/partner at John Besh’s Italian outpost Domenica and casual sister eatery PIZZA Domenica, Alon opened his namesake modern Israeli restaurant Shaya in early February to rave reviews.

Lüke dinner showcases James Beard winner
Dec 2015

By Edmund Tijerina

Multi-award winning chef Alon Shaya is coming to Lüke for a guest chef dinner Thursday.

Shaya, this year’s James Beard Award winner for “Best Chef — South,” is chef and partner of Shaya, a modern Israeli restaurant in New Orleans, which Esquire magazine named the Best Restaurant in America. Bon Appetit named Shaya as one of the 50 Best New Restaurants in the country, and Southern Living magazine spotlighted Alon as one of the 50 People Changing the South.

Dec 2015

Shrimp and Grits, Duck Jambalaya, Seafood Gumbo, Fried Catfish, a seafood bar; it’s all on the menu whenChef John Besh takes over Lüke to celebrate the release of his latest cookbook, Besh Big Easy.

It’s no secret that I adore Lüke and everything that comes out of Executive Chef, John Russ’ kitchens so when you bring in the big boss, it of course made it a don’t-miss event that I had to attend.

Staff Picks: Tuesday, December 15
Dec 2015

Toys For Tots: Alamo Beer Company is teaming up with Toys for Tots for a toy drive. From 3 to 8 p.m. on donors can drop off new, unwrapped toys at Lüke San Antonio. In return those who donate a gift will receive a special appetizer created by chef John Russ and co. on the house. It also happens to be Downtown Tuesday so why no enjoy a pint of Alamo's Holiday IPA to celebrate. Free appetizer with donation, 3-8pm, Lüke San Antonio, 125 E. Houston St., 210-227-5853.