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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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April 01, 2012|By Julia Borchert, For RedEye


Farm fresh French

Cyrano's Farm & Kitchen, 546 N. Wells St. 312-467-0546

When chef-owner Didier Durand revamped the menu along with the decor at his River North restaurant, he literally bought the farm—a small farm in Indiana like the one he grew up on in France, that is. The new menu features farm-to-table French fare including beef bourguignon tacos (three for $7) and a lamb shank entree ($22). 5-10 p.m.

Fork it over

III Forks, 333 E. Benton Place 312-938-4303

Your Monday gets a little more delicious at the Krupp Brothers Wine Dinner, where Krupp Brothers winemaker Tres Goetting and III Forks wine director Lance Gresak host a four-course meal featuring braised lamb ribs and kale poutine paired with Black Bart's syrah and lavender and white tea-smoked sea bass served with Black Bart's Bride. 7 p.m. $85.


Box of laughs

The Burlington, 3425 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-384-3243

Grab an old school beverage—$2 PBR, $4 well drink or $5 PBR and Jim Beam shot—at this upscale Logan Square old man-style bar and settle in for some newfangled laughs at Shine Box Comedy, which features sets by popular local comics Adam Burke, Ever Mainard, Joe McAdam, Rhea Butcher, Natalie Jose and host Andy Fleming. 9 p.m. $5 suggested donation.


Get Boss-y

Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen Ave. 773-348-4044

It's all about Bruce Springsteen at Tympanic Theatre Company's Born to Fundraiser for its upcoming production, "Deliver Us From Nowhere: Tales from Nebraska." Win prizes including Springsteen vinyl during raffles and "The Boss"-themed trivia as Jon Patrick Penick and Jordan Stacey perform the "Nebraska" album live and McKenzie Gerber of Library Ghost performs Springsteen hits. 7-10 p.m. $10 donation.

Rock on

The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-472-0449

After headlining festivals all over their native U.K., rock band Kasabian—who named themselves after Charles Manson getaway-driver-turned-star-witness Linda Kasabian—hit Chicago to support "Velociraptor!," their newest album. San Antonio band Hacienda opens. 7:30 p.m. $21.


Chef Gale Gand makes recipes from her brunch cookbook April 22 at Hearty. Reserve at


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