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Spice market trip with 9021PHO's Kimmy Tang, home brewers unite, paella at Cafe del Rey

Spice market trip with 9021PHO's Kimmy Tang, home brewers unite, paella at Cafe del Rey
9021PHO chef Kimmy Tang is hosting a spice market tour Saturday in San Gabriel. (9021PHO)

Chef Kimmy Tang of 9021PHO will host an Asian spice tour and lunch Saturday. Meet at a market in San Gabriel at 10 a.m. for a two-hour tour, during which Tang will show you which herbs and spices are used in her French-Vietnamese cooking. Then at 12:30 p.m., head to one of Tang's favorite restaurants to have lunch with the chef. The cost is $25 and includes the spice tour, recipes and a gift bag. The cost of lunch and any spices purchased at the market is additional. To sign up or for more information, email SpiceTour@9021PHO.com168 Market 933 E. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel.

The American Homebrewers Assn. is hosting a rally at Stone Brewing Co. on Saturday. Attendees will have the chance to sample dozens of beers from the annual Stone Rally homebrewing competition, meet the brewery staff and win prizes. You can vote for your favorite homebrews and four finalists will be selected. A panel of Stone judges will choose the winner with a blind tasting. The winning beer will be brewed in the Stone brewhouse and distributed around the country. The festivities will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The rally is free for current AHA members. Non-members can join online, or sign up for a discounted member rate at the rally. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido.

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Thursday is National Paella Day and to celebrate, Cafe Del Rey is offering its own spin on the classic Spanish dish. Chef Chuck Abair is using saffron, artichoke hearts, fava beans, Kalamata olives and California quail to create a quail paella ($39). The special dish is available for lunch and dinner Thursday. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-6395, http://cafedelreymarina.com/.

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