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

Turning Japanese
Sylvan Brackett of Peko-Peko Japanese catering will be teaching a Japanese cooking class at Cavallo Point on July 11. Learn how to make a few classic izakaya-style dishes, as well as the fundamentals of Japanese cookery—how to make rice and dashi, how to deep-fry and braise, and how to choose the perfect ingredients.

Take Us Out To The Ballpark
Acme Chophouse has gone All Star baseball crazy. Head over after work for a slider and a cocktail, especially on the day of the All Star Game, July 14, when the restaurant will extend happy hour, offering specially priced snacks and drinks from 4:30 p.m. until the game ends (around 9 p.m.).

Here’s To Five More
Wish a very happy fifth anniversary to Michael Mina! In celebration of five great years, the restaurant is offering a tasting menu that reads like a Mina’s Greatest Hits—lobster corn dogs and pot pie, tuna tartare and the root beer float, plus many more of their signature dishes. The menu is $125 with optional wine pairings for another $55.

Speaking Spanish

If you can’t tell your txakoli from your rioja, head to 18 Reasons on July 13 for a Spanish wine class led by Kevin Hogan from the Spanish Table. He’ll guide you through a tasting of five wines from the Iberian peninsula, giving you just enough confidence and expertise to impress your friends at the next dinner party. Tickets are $30 ($25 for members).

Hooch and Hot Dogs

The best-named promotion we’ve seen so far kicked off at Bix last week—head to the bar Monday through Thursday for “Martinis and Weenies” happy hour between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m, then order up a $7.50 premium martini (normally $11) and all the free pigs-in-a-blanket (wrapped in brioche, mais oui) that you can eat.