Jaime Solis

San Antonio’s food palate has matured immensely over the last few years and locals are demanding more creative food options with a local flare.

The result has been a rise in unique food establishments in and around the urban core, from Southtown to The Pearl – some more permanent than others.

Pop-up dinners are, you guessed it, popping up all over town. Special Projects Social, Riff Raff Supper Club, the Southtown Supper Club, the San Antonio Chef’s Coalition, etc. – all aimed at celebrating food, creative design, and community in alternative venues around town.

Jennifer Dobbertin's Riff Raff Supper Club, one of several pop-up dinner events, took place on the riverside lawn of Marshal and Josey Davidson's King William home in December 2012. Photo by Peter French
Jennifer Dobbertin’s Riff Raff Supper Club, one of several pop-up dinner events, took place on the riverside lawn of Marshall and Josie Davidson’s King William home in 2012. Photo by Peter French

These pop-up dinners have become a platform for creativity and give San Antonians a chance to celebrate great food with great people.

On Oct. 26, Special Projects Social founder Tim McDiarmid will host a dinner, “Volume 3,” at what the government would describe as an “undisclosed location.”  The food will be curated by McDiarmid (Tim the Girl), drinks by Jeret Peña of the Brooklynite, and music by DJ Despeinada.

According to the Special Projects Social website: “Tickets are $150 and include cocktails, a five course meal, wine, music, our signature artist-made plates to take home and, of course, amazing company.”

Sam Giesey and Kelly O’Conner’s home and venue for the most recent Pop-Up Dinner by SPS and Tim the Girl. Photo by Sharon Armstrong.
Sam Giesey and Kelly O’Conner’s home and venue for a previous Pop-Up Dinner by SPS and Tim the Girl. Photo by Sharon Armstrong.

The dinner, as usual, is already sold-out, but The Rivard Report is offering two pairs of tickets to interested readers.

In order to win, first:

You must supply the missing word to the following statement by Tim McDiarmid (the answer can be found in previously published story on The Rivard Report):

“Food is ___ as much as anything else.”

[EMAIL YOUR ANSWER TO JAIME@RIVARDREPORT.COM.]

Second:

Tell us what you think is the most appetizing-looking item on Tim’s menu (any of them at www.timthegirl.com).

[LEAVE YOUR COMMENT ON THIS PAGE.]

When commenting, include your first and last name along with your email address in the appropriate fields. Your email will not be visible to the public unless you enter it into the comment text field. We advise you to enter it into the provided field so that only our team can see it – it will only be used to contact you in the event that you win.  The contest starts … right … now(!) and will run until midnight, Tuesday Oct. 22.  Winners will be announced and contacted the following day.

The dinner is Saturday, Oct. 26 is 6-11p.m.  The location, following pop-up tradition, will be announced the day before the event.

Thank you for your continued support of The Rivard Report. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jaime Solis is the Director of Marketing and Development for the Rivard Report. You can follow him on Twitter at @_JaimeSolis and contact him at jaime@rivardreport.com.

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Jaime Solis

Jaime Solis is the director of development and advertising sales for the Rivard Report. You can contact him at jaime@rivardreport.com.