A couple of Saturdays ago (ok March 18th, more than a couple now) a bunch of foodies and winos got together and 5k race broke out. Ok, that’s not quite what happened, but it was a lot of fun. I have run many 5k races over the years, and written about a few of them here. Held at The Shops at La Cantera in Northwest San Antonio near Six Flags Fiesta Texas the 3.11 mile course around the perimeter of the parking lot was clear and fast with only two small hills. As you crossed the finish line you were greeted with several choices of water, beer, red or white wine. Along with Pancakes from Magnolia Pancake Haus, Sheldon Sands Tacos from Smoke, Caulicious (a roasted cauliflower dish) from Grayze.
Rossini Bistro was there with fresh mozzarella also.
Wines were available for tasting from Barefoot. H.E.B was passing out samples of various wines they carry in stores. Superfruit Sangria had samples of their excellent sangria.
This was a well-organized race. This was my first race sense moving to the San Antonio are and I must say it will become a favorite. The race course is good, the people were fun and it was designed for a good time.
Culinaria is a not-for-profit organization, here in San Antonio committed to promoting as a premier food and wine destination, while fostering community growth and enrichment within the city. Culinaria provides industry scholarship to students seeking careers I the culinary of hospitality industries. They help students with the resources necessary to attain the education necessary to pursue their dreams. Their biggest project is “the Farm”. Slated to open and come to life this fall the Farm will be a strategic extension of the organization in the form of education. It is the homegrown effort local chefs, farmers and food professionals. Thanks to a very passionate staff this will become the place for folks to learn where their food comes from. The Farm was the primary recipient of the funds raised through this 5K.