7 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on this Week

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Pick up some basil at this week's Pearl Farmers Market. (Courtesy)

Saturday, May 31: Caprese salads wouldn’t be complete without fresh basil. Load up on the leafy herb during this year’s Basil Fest at the Pearl Farmers Market. The San Antonio Herb Market Association will host basil enthusiasts for seminars, gardening activities for the kiddos, recipes and plenty of basil plant varieties to buy. The event will include a Chef’s Challenge where area chefs will create basil-based appetizers for audience votes. Proceeds will go toward Meals On Wheels San Antonio. Free, 9am-1pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy, (866) 923-2226, sanantonioherbmarket.org.

Monday, June 2: Summer is almost here and so is the bounty of Texan crops. Don’t let your garden goods or market finds go to waste; instead, take this canning and preserving workshop. Let Sur La Table’s chef instructors demystify the pickling process as you learn how to make dill and garlic pickles, ginger-blueberry jam, preserved lemons with red chile and apricot-amaretto jam. $69, 6:30-8:30pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.

Tuesday, June 3: So what if you can’t find crepes in this town? Make your own French delicacies via this hands-on Central Market cooking class that includes recipes for spinach crepes, folded crepe pockets with chicken and mushrooms, lemon soufflé crepes and crepes Suzette. $60, 6:30-9pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com.

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The Hangar Tavern hosts monthly craft beer tastings. (via)

Wednesday, June 4: The Hangar Tavern is hosting its monthly craft beer tasting. Admission includes 10 beer samples, a $10 Hangar Tavern gift card, a pint glass and raffle ticket. $5, 7-9pm, 14532 Brook Hollow, (210) 846-8810, thehangartavern.com.

Wednesday, June 4: Shiner joins forces with Loncito Cartwright of Loncito’s Twin Oaks Ranch for a supper club at Ocho. The five-course dinner designed by chef Toby Soto will feature Texas redfish taquitos, smoked carrot bisque, charred broccoli, roasted beet escabeche and more along with Shiner beer pairings as presented by rep Terry Fagan. $75, 7pm, 1015 Navarro, (210) 222-2008

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