The Rustic is Bringing the Races to San Antonio

Friday 03rd, May 2019 / 13:04 Written by
The Rustic is Bringing the Races to San Antonio

Grab a Hat and Talk Derby To Me at The Rustic

Kentucky Derby-themed party, contests, live music and more planned all day May 4!Can’t make it to Churchill Downs? No problem. The Rustic is bringing the races to San Antonio.

The Rustic invites Kentucky Derby fans – as well as connoisseurs of high fashion, great food and craft cocktails – to join the race-day fun for Talk Derby to Me on Saturday, May 4.

Dress to impress in your finest Derby attire for a chance to win great prizes in three Best Dressed contests, judged by local celebrities. Contestants must be at The Rustic by 4 p.m. to enter the contest. Categories include:

  • Best Dressed Couple: $100 in gift cards for each contestant (includes a mix of gift cards from all three San Antonio-area FreeRange Concepts locations: The Rustic, The General Public and Bowl & Barrel)
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  • Best Dressed Male: $100 in FreeRange gift cards
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  • Best Dressed Female: $100 in FreeRange gift cards

Enjoy the races with other Derby fans while you sip on the best Mint Juleps in town, made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, lemon mint and a dash of Ysabel Regina Brandy served over crushed ice. Then, indulge in Bourbon Glazed Baby Back Ribs created specifically for the party. You’ll feel like you’re in Kentucky, minus the crazy crowds and the fragrant aroma of the horse paddocks.

Come early and stay late to enjoy live music from local artists. Austin Forrest will take the stage pre-race, and Allan Hendrickson and Kelvin Thomas will perform post-race.

For more information, and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page.

For those getting out of the starting gate early to watch the first races, The Rustic will be serving its Jam & Toast Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The kitchen’s full menu will be available from 3 p.m. to close.

The Rustic

With its casual atmosphere, live musical acts and unique, full-service dining experience featuring farm-fresh, homestyle dishes and a Texas-sized selection of wines, spirits and 40 beers on tap, The Rustic has carved a distinctive niche among Dallas, San Antonio and Houston restaurants. The concept is the brainchild of Noonan, Josh Sepkowitz and Texas country artist Pat Green, whose love of the outdoors and live music helped bring The Rustic to life. The result is a fun and relaxing dining and concert experience from a phenomenal patio, all under the big Texas sky.

The Rustic is located at 17619 La Cantera Parkway at The RIM in San Antonio.

About FreeRange Concepts

Pioneering fresh ideas in the restaurant industry and with local venues like Bowl & Barrel, Mutts Canine Cantina, The Rustic and The General Public, FreeRange Concepts is led by founders Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz, who have a combined 20 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. For more information, please visit

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