Culinary Calendar: Nine ways to get your grub/drink on this week 

click to enlarge Chef Stephen Pyle and Paula Lambert - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Chef Stephen Pyle and Paula Lambert

Thursday, July 18: Whole Foods Market at the Quarry hosts a summer wine basics tasting and pairing class. Pick up summer varietals and chow down on dishes prepared by the meat and seafood departments. $5, 5:30-7:30pm., 255 E Basse, Ste. 130, (210) 826-4676, wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/quarry.

Friday, July 19: Stop by for Friday Night Fights, a tasting of two wines selected by Twin Liquors staff and pick the knock out wine. Visit twinliquors.com for participating locations. Free, 4-7pm.

Saturday, July 20: Sustenio invites Paula Lambert, owner of Dallas’s The Mozzarella Company for Crazy Caprese, a family-style dinner showcasing Lambert’s cheeses. Courses will be paired with wine from Fall Creek Vineyards. $95, 7pm 17103 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 598-2950, eilanhotel.com.

Saturday, July 20: Beat the heat and get a slight buzz during Ranger Creek’s monthly Brewstillery tour, which includes a peek at the beer and bourbon production at the facility. Admission covers the detailed tour, souvenir pint glass and choice of three beer samples or one whiskey sample. $10, 3-5pm, 4834 Whirlwind, (210) 775-2099, drinkrangercreek.com.

Saturday, July 20: Here’s some real talk: You’re probably not using your knife correctly. You can’t chop, slice, mince or julienne. Step your kitchen game up with this essential knife skills class with the staff at Sur la Table. $59, 2-4pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.

Saturday, July 20: Frances Minten and Tonya Bates, co-founders of Gypsy Feed, will host their first dinner soiree, or “gypsy-feeding,” at The Richter Co. Guests can look forward to complimentary cocktails, sorbet, beouf bourguinon, salad and dessert fondue amidst a 1960s Parisian vibe with music by Rachel Ziegler. $70, 7:30-11:30pm, 616 Broadway, (210) 912-6145, gypsyfeed.com.

Sunday, July 21: Check out the second preview of Ripe: A Spirited Market at Eilan. Vendors are curated by chef Stephan Pyles, who will be demo-ing seasonal dishes using market produce at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Market runs 10am-2pm 17103 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 598-2900, eilanhotel.com.

Monday, July 22: The staff at Bite Street Bistro will host a pop up at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club featuring a five-course dinner paired with wines from Water 2 Wine. Menu includes grilled lamb with jalapeño chimichurri, roasted quail, pan-seared striped bass, grilled petite filet with mushroom jus and a lemon tart with macerated blueberries. $140, 7-10pm, 618 NW Loop 410, (210) 287-9847, facebook.com/BiteStBistro.

Monday, July 22: Heidi Holcomb, beer and wine manager at Central Market, will lead a wine workshop on French summer wines. Admission includes samples of Chateau Paradis Rose, Chateau Barat Rose, Domaine J Gueneau Sancerre, Domaine du Montru Muscadet and more. $10, 6:30-7:30pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com.

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