Culinary Calendar: 8 ways to Get Your Grub and/or Drink On

Bottles of Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 will be available Thursday, July 25 - COURTESY PHOTO
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Bottles of Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 will be available Thursday, July 25

Wednesday, July 24: Twin Liquors Marketplace makes mixology easy. Learn about base spirits and how to make bar- quality cocktails at home. Spirits include Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey, Ketel One Citroen and Don Julio. Free, 6-8pm, 12955 San Pedro, (210) 403-2322.

Thursday, July 25: Find out how to make the best dishes out of your tofu block during Much Ado About Tofu. Green Vegetarian Cuisine’s chef Mike Behrend will share recipes for cooking and baking with tofu inside the CIA Cooking Class Kitchen. Sold out, wait list available. $25, 6:30pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 320-5865,

Thursday, July 25: Victorian Era entertainment hits the Witte Museum for Cocktails and Culture. Jack Judson of the Magic Lantern Castle Collection will give an exclusive presentation on magic lanterns, the predecessors to slide projectors. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. $20 general public, $15 for members, 6:30-8:30pm, 3801 Broadway, (210) 357-1900,

Thursday, July 25: Big Hops Growler Station teams up with St. Arnold Brewing Co. for a special tapping of Mosaic Hop Amber Ale ($6 per pint) and a limited release of Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 ($5.99 per bottle; limit one per person). Free, 6pm, 8313 Broadway, (210) 320-1995,

Friday, July 26: Boardwalk on Bulverde’s alive and kicking with its third annual Food Truck Throwdown and pet adoption event. Sponsored by Miller Lite, the three-day food truck competition will feature activities for kids, live music and a selection of food trucks including Society Bakery, Dirty Dawgs, Crazy Carl’s, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, Totally Shredded, Gracie’s Kitchen and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Animal Care Services. Free, 5-11pm Friday, noon-11pm Saturday, noon-11pm Sunday, 14732 Bulverde, (210) 402-2829.

Saturday, July 27: World of Beer hosts Pups in a Cup, an evening of beer pong benefitting puppies. Try your hand at playing beer pong for a cause. A portion of the proceeds from the event, along with proceeds from a raffle of Trappists’ Westvleteren XII, will be donated to the Animal Defense League of Texas. Free, 2-9pm, 22810 Hwy 281 N, (210) 497-7611,

Monday, July 29: Cool off with the best summer wines. Heidi Holcomb, beer and wine manager at Central Market, will lead a wine workshop with samples of Nobilis Vinho Verde, Pianello Soave, Resso Blanca, Pianello Prosecco and a Torrae del Sale Pinot Grigio. $10, 6:30-7:30pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617,

Monday, July 29: The staff at Sur La Table demystifies Vietnamese food with recipes and techniques for making fresh spring rolls, grilled pork noodle salad, green mango salad and coconut caramel flan. $69, 6:30-8:30pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, #19120, (210) 978-5586,