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5 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on this Week 

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Pop into Sandy Oaks this weekend. (Via)

Saturday, September 6: Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard opens it doors for a "Garden Seminar" with horticulturist Robbi Will. Learn how to grow your own Mediterranean-style garden, and catch a demo with executive chef Chris Cook on using your new herbs. Free (call to register), 9:30am,  25195 Mathis, Elemendorf, (210) 621-0044,

Saturday, September 6: Get saucy at the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio with this food enthusiast course, led by school staff, on how to make "Classic and Contemporary Sauces." Participants receive a CIA logo apron and a CIA Masters Collection kitchen utensil to take home. $250, 9:30am-2:30pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy, Building 3, (210) 554-6400,

Saturday, September 6: Pack those lawn chairs into the car and head to Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling for their Fall Open House. Tour the facilities, drink a few samples and learn what it takes to brew awesome beers and bourbon in Texas. $10 (gets you three beer pours or two beer pours and one whiskey), 5-9pm, 4834 Whirlwind, (210) 775-2099,

Sunday, September 7: Spend Sundays at Blue Box with football on the big screen and complimentary fajitas to pair with those boozy cocktails. Don't forget your spirit stick. Noon, 312 Pearl Pkwy,

Monday, September 8: Sometimes you want a really great curry without leaving the comfort of your home (or worse, putting pants on). Learn how to whip up Indian cuisine faves such as curried veggie samosas, chicken tikka masala and chapati bread. Get ya some. $69, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 978-5586,



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