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The Eat and Drink List: This Week's Top Events

Discovering Salsa
Want to learn how to (make) salsa? Isabel Caudillo of El Buen Comer will teach you how to turn your farmers market finds into delicious sauces with nuanced flavor and innumerable applications. Chips? Of course.  Atop scrambled eggs, quesadillas and hot dogs? Why not. Head to this class tonight, July 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and soon you’ll be the toast of the neighborhood BBQ. Buy a ticket now!

Libations and Lore

Is it Tokai? Tokay? Tocai? Come learn the juicy, delicious history of this unusual wine at Bar Bambino on July 26 from 3 to 5 p.m.. Taste both white Tocai Friulano (from Friuli, Italy) as well as Tocai Rosso, paired with the outstanding robiola cheeses made in the same region. Tickets are $45; to reserve your spot email events@barbambino.com or call 415-701-VINO.

Star Power
Dying to be on the Food Network? Think you can out cook all of your friends? Then head to the W Hotel (181 Third St.) on Sunday, July 26, for an open casting call for The Next Food Network Star. Both professional and amateur chefs can apply—stop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for your chance at 15 minutes of fame.

Facing the Plate
Interested in seeing your favorite restaurant staffers facing down the plate? The home plate, that is—on Saturday, July 26, the 2nd annual Restaurant Softball League Tournament will be heating up on the Crocker Amazon diamond, featuring players from Ducca, Jardiniere, Town Hall, Tres Agaves and more! The tournament runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is followed by an after party at the Tipsy Pig—tickets for the game and the party are only $10 and can be purchased here.

An All-SF Wine Tasting

Five all-star San Francisco wineries will band together for a tasting at Arlequin Wine Merchant on Saturday, July 25 from 2 to 5 p.m.—your $25 ticket gets you tastes from Broc Cellars, A.P. Vin, Sutton Cellars, Harrington Wines and August West—some 20 wines in total! Stop by for an afternoon of fine wine in the company of winemakers.