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Culinary Calendar: Seven ways to get your grub and/or drink on 

click to enlarge The third and final Ripe preview is Sunday - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • The third and final Ripe preview is Sunday

Wednesday, Aug. 14: Pizza and beer gets chi-chi when Stella Public House and Brooklyn Beer team up for a beer dinner. Five courses, five brews, one happy belly. $55, 7pm, 1414 S Alamo, (210) 277-7045, stellapublichouse.com.

Thursday, Aug. 15: The mother of all PBS cooking shows would have turned 101 Thursday; celebrate classic French cuisine a la Julia Child with the staff at Sur La Table. Five percent of the proceeds will go to Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit that provides community access to fresh, local produce. The menu for the evening includes curly endive with bacon and poached eggs, coq au vin, stove-top pommes Anna and chocolate mousse. $69, 6:30-8:30pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.

Friday, Aug. 16: Get a taste for Effen Cucumber Vodka during La Fogata’s monthly tasting. Stop by the tasting table on the main patio for samples. Free, 7-9pm, 2427 Vance Jackson, (210) 342-5377, lafogata.com.

Saturday, Aug. 17-Saturday, Aug. 24: Culinaria Wine & Culinary Arts Festival kicks off Restaurant Week with a boatload of dining options. Prix fixe menus are available at participating restaurant for $15 and $35 for lunch and dinner, respectively. Visit culinariasa.org for details.

Saturday, Aug. 17: Learn about production and sample some of SA’s best bourbon 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.

Sunday, Aug. 18: The last preview of Ripe: A Spirited Market at Eilan will include cooking demos at Sustenio at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as vendors curated by chef Stephan Pyles with a bounty of fruits, vegetables, breads, meats and cheeses. Weekly Ripe markets will launch Sept. 8. Free, 10am-2pm, 17103 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 598-2900.

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Billed as a wine tasting like no other, Wine Wars pits 12 wines against each other and against your taste buds at Max’s Wine Dive. Featured wines are offered at a discount price throughout the tasting. $25, 6-7:30pm, 340 E Basse, Suite 101, (210) 444-9547.

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