Have you made your reservations at any of the 100+ fabulous restaurants participating in San Antonio Restaurant Weeks? Get your forks and knives ready – Monday, Jan. 21, is the kick off of Culinaria‘s winter edition of culinary festivities designed to celebrate exceptional chefs and restaurants in San Antonio, Boerne and New Braunfels.

In honor of our city’s 300th anniversary, I’m ranking Restaurant Weeks #23 on my 300 Reasons to Love San Antonio list.

This two-week event features a cross section of our culinary scene encompassing a diverse range of cultures, including Toro Kitchen + Bar and its amazing paella, pictured above. Our most time-honored restaurants are eager to feed you – along with plenty of buzz-worthy newcomers. Check out this list of participating restaurants and make your reservations today!

Culinaria is a food-focused nonprofit, providing funds for scholarship programs for students pursuing a career in the hospitality or culinary industry. An organization committed to the celebration of food, wine, spirits and fine tastes, Culinaria hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the popular March 16 5K Wine & Beer Run at The Shops of La Cantera.

Restaurant Weeks are held twice a year. Jan. 21-Feb. 2 is the winter edition. The summer edition will be held in August. Restaurants credit Restaurant Weeks with keeping their establishments busy during what are traditionally slow times for business.

Many thanks to Culinaria for continuing to promote San Antonio as a culinary destination. Another great reason to live, work, buy a home and eat well in San Antonio!