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

Wednesday, Aug. 21: Big fans of Alamo beer can get their fill at Stella Public House during Alamo Golden Day. Pints of Alamo Golden Ale are available at $3.50 all day. 11 am-11 pm, 1414 S Alamo, (210) 277-7045,

Thursday, Aug. 22: The staff at Sur La Table takes on “Jerusalem: A Cookbook” by Yotam Ottolenghi and co-author Sami Tamimi. Recipes span religions, countries and continents. Participants will learn how to whip up barley risotto with marinated feta, spiced lam and bulgur with lemon-Tahini dressing, mixed summer string bean salad and yogurt pudding with peaches. Cost includes a copy of “Jerusalem.” $85, 6:30-8pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 978-5586,

Friday, Aug. 23: Ain’t no party like a paella party at Central Market. But seriously, there’s a lot more to paella than just throwing a lot of yummy ingredients together. This hands-on class will cover Spanish appetizers, Valencia paella, chorizo and pork paella and seafood paella. Student must make sure to wear close-toed shoes and pull long hair back. $60, 11am-1:30pm,  4821 Broadway, (210)368-8617,

Friday, Aug. 23: NAO brings in renowned chef Susana Trilling for a five-course Oaxacan dinner with beverage pairings. Dinner will also be held Saturday, Aug. 24. $100, 6pm reception, 7pm dinner, 312 Pearl Parkway, (210) 554-6484.

Sunday, Aug. 25: Get a hands-on look at what it takes to put out some La Bestia Belgian White Whiskey with Ranger Creek Brewery and Distilling. They need 24 volunteers to help fill, rinse, cork and hand label bottles. Each volunteer gets a specific job and no experience is necessary. Lunch and a bottle of bourbon, where do we sign up? 11am-5pm, 4834 Whirlwind, (210) 775-2099,

Monday, Aug. 26: Listen up, winos wannabes: Heidi Holcomb, beer and wine manager at Central Market will lead this demonstration on popular wines and grapes.  Sample selections include The Rule Cabernet, Resso Tempranillo, Crisol Malbec, Zuccardi A Series Torrontes, Bandwagon Chardonnay and Juana del Sol Cabernet. $10, 6:30pm, 4821 Broadway, (210)368-8617,

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