- Coalition Brewing: Sun., Oct. 9; 8 pm, screening is free but donations are encouraged. 2724 SE Ankeny St.
- Lucky Labrador Beer Hall: Sun., Oct. 16; 6 pm; $5, tickets available at the door or online. 1945 NW Quimby St.
- The Guild: Thurs., Oct. 20; 7 pm; $5 at the door. 1101 E Burnside St.
- GoodLife Brewing: Oct. 21 and 22; 6 pm and 8 pm both days; $5 adv., $6 door and online. 70 SW Century Drive 100-464, Bend.
* * *
Masala NW, adding vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to the lineup of biryanis, curries, breads and samosas.
And if you want a hands-on experience, check out the fall schedule from my pals at Portland's Culinary Workshop for everything from knife skills to bread baking to butchering a whole pig. Not to mention mastering the tricks and techniques of the foods of Asia, Greece, El Salvador and Brazil.
For those who want to learn to cook more economically using what you already have in your pantry or to learn how to set up your pantry so you don't have to make those last-minute runs to the store, Katherine Deumling of Cook With What You Have has a class with your name on it.
All of these folks offer outstanding, value-filled, worthwhile learning experiences for a great price, so check them out for yourself or a gift certificate for a friend!
* * *
Italia Redux that is guaranteed to document every bite, bump and meeting with old friends. I can guarantee it'll not only have drooling all over your keyboard but rushing to check out the cost of round trip tickets.