Need Something To Do Thursday?

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Wieners. Now that the mercury has breached 70 degrees, Boise is going to be thick with their scent, because anyone can make 'em.

But that also means they're sort of played out. Tom Robbins may have written, "A sausage is an image at rest, peace and tranquility in contrast to the destruction of everyday life ... consider the silent repose of the sausage as compared to the aggressiveness of bacon," in his novel/philosophy of the hot dog, Another Roadside Attraction. But he wrote that decades ago. So long ago that not only have hot dogs subsequently jumped the shark, bacon has, too.

So if you want your barbecue to be the social event of the weekend, you may need to step up your game grill-wise. Paella, perhaps?

Today, The Basque Market is offering a class on how to make Basque favorites like paella (Basque jambalaya made on a grill) and sangria. If you're ready to move beyond the hot dog, this is your chance.

The class starts at 6 p.m. and costs $30. Call 208-433-1208 to register.