Kick-off the Holidays with Bohanan’s Artful Start to the Season
Chef Mark Bohanan, chef-owner of Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood invites everyone to kick-off the holidays at Holidays on Houston Street, Bohanan’s annual celebration of the holiday season. Guests will be dazzled and delighted with a tree lighting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, in the courtyard of The Bar at Bohanan’s, 219 East Houston Street. The event is free and open to the public.
A Texas-sized tree decorating Bohanan’s courtyard and the sparkling LED lights along Houston Street will flicker and glow as the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio provides the perfect holiday soundtrack for the evening. The theme of this year’s Holidays on Houston Street is “Art is a Gift for All”, and the tree will feature ornaments created by the students at Say Sí. As a non-profit multidisciplinary arts program, SAY Sí provides students with opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers.
To celebrate the hundreds of youth that have gone through SAY Sí’s tuition-free programs, the ornaments feature years of self-portraits created by SAY Sí youth in the WAM (Working Artists & Mentors) Middle School program. Each self-portrait is unique in its own way, showcasing the growth and creative talents of SAY Sí’s young artists.
Talented young musical artists comprise the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. Dedicated to enriching and expanding the experiences of young people through choral singing and musical performance, CCSA’s commitment to artistic excellence, social inclusion and individual responsibility empowers young singers to embrace and explore a broader, more positive view of self and the world.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Bar at Bohanan’s, 219 E. Houston Street
Why: To start the holidays with flavor, music and lights to celebrate art and community, while enjoying two specialty cocktails to benefit Say Sí, “Call me, Honey”, the official cocktail of the 2019 San Antonio Cocktail Conference, and the Carajillo, a cold-brew coffee cocktail exclusively available at Bohanan’s.
To support the talented students at SAY Sí and spread holiday cheer, Bohanan’s will donate a portion of the proceeds of two specially-crafted drinks, “Call me, Honey”, and the Carajillo to support Say Sí’s tuition free programs. Available at Holidays on Houston Street and through December 21, “Call me, Honey” was created by the talented mixologists at The Bar at Bohanan’s and is the 2019 San Antonio Cocktail Conference (SACC) Signature Cocktail. “Call me, Honey” will be served at every headlining event at SACC and represents the craft cocktails that SACC highlights and celebrates each year.
The Carajillo is a classic after-dinner coffee drink, made with brandy, whisky or anisette in Spain, and with espresso and Licor 43 in Mexico. Thanks to a nitro-powered dispenser filled with the perfect ratio of cold brew coffee and Licor 43, Bohanan’s serves the ideal Carajillo cocktail. The restaurant is the first and currently only spot in the United States dispensing the modern pre-batched cold-brew version. The Carajillo will add a sweet ending to the holiday celebration, so eat, drink and do good while making merry at Holidays on Houston Street!
About SAY Sí:
SAY Sí is an award-winning year-round, long-term, nonprofit arts-based youth development program for San Antonio area students in grades 6-12 that provides opportunities for these students to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. SAY Sí programs serve over 200 students from all of San Antonio’s school districts – in addition to serving 3,000 youth in community programs. SAY Sí accepts diverse students from all areas of San Antonio, but first priority is given to students from inner-city schools and low economic households. SAY Sí’s unique approach to education has placed the organization on the national stage, with recognition as one of the top out-of-school-time organizations in the country by The Wallace Foundation in 2013. More recently, SAY Sí was one of seven international youth arts organizations chosen to receive an inaugural Creative Catalyst Award by Adobe Project 1324 in 2016. Starting February 2019, SAY Sí will be celebrating its 25th year anniversary as an organization with a full year of events that showcase the organization’s growth and the transformational stories of youth who have gone through its tuition-free programs. More information at saysi.org.
Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, established in 2002, offers Japanese Akaushi Steaks and Mesquite grilled prime cuts of midwestern corn-fed beef, as well as an array of freshly prepared seafood and flaming desserts. An awardwinning wine list and rich house-blended coffee round out an extraordinary dining experience. Executive chef-owner Mark Bohanan brings the storied Texas steak experience to the highest level of fine dining. Bohanan’s is located in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio at 219 East Houston Street, above The Bar at Bohanan’s, featuring award-winning hand-crafted cocktails. Valet service is available for lunch and dinner. For more, visit bohanans.com, or Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @bohanans