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Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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March 27, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

New for you

Brasserie by LM, 800 S. Michigan Ave. 312-431-1788

The newest offering from the folks behind LM Restaurant and Troquet opens Wednesday in the former Tribute space with a French menu by former Pump Room chef Brad Phillips featuring a croque monsieur with fries ($9) and a $25 three-course prix fixe featuring Bibb salad, duck confit with white bean ragout and vanilla pots de creme. 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Mussel bound

Hearty, 3819 N. Broadway 773-244-9866

Don't stop till you get enough of the $12 all-you-can-eat mussels and fries. Wednesday night, choose between two preparations: spicy roast plum tomato with white wine and rosemary or wheat beer, orange and caramelized onion with thyme. Wash them down with a $6 Lagunitas IPA or a North Coast Le Merle Saison beer. 5-10 p.m.

DRINK

Your just desserts

Greenhouse Loft, 2545 W. Diversey Ave. 312-733-5762

Sip New Belgium beers and organic and sustainable red and white wines, and sample sweets from more than a dozen local bakeries and chocolatiers including Fritz Pastry, Bot Bakery and Katherine Anne Confections at Desserts for Deserts, which benefits Fresh Moves, a mobile service that brings affordable produce to Chicago's "food desert" neighborhoods. 7-10 p.m. $55-$75.

Alternative history

Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Drop the secret (well, not-so-secret now) password—"Nautilus"—at the door and enter the weekly Speakeasy series, which goes steampunk Wednesday with hosted Dewar's cocktails (9-10:30 p.m.) and music by Victorian vaudevillian Joseph Vourteque and his custom-built DJ setup. 9 p.m. No cover.

DO

Dystopian satire

The Pub Theater at Fizz, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-904-8777

Who needs sparkly vampires when you can watch post-apocalyptic teens battle each other to a televised death? At "The Funger Games," a sketch-comedy satire of"The Hunger Games" novel and movie, local comedians battle to the death for your laughs—and engage audience volunteers in interactive games for prizes. The proceeds send underprivileged teens to see the blockbuster film. 8 p.m. $10.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

David Guetta returns to Congress Theater on May 25. Get tickets now at clubtix.com.

JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. METROMIX@TRIBUNE.COM

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