Hungry Brain hosts Two Cookie Minimum
Bread & Wine, 3732 W. Irving Park Road. 773-866-5266
Choose your own adventure from the three-course Tuesday Tasting Menu, which features your choice of soft-shell crab with carrot curry custard and pickled ramp tartar sauce or chicken breast with a crispy buttermilk cheddar potato cake and braised nettles—plus appetizer and dessert options. 5-10 p.m. $30 plus tax and gratuity.
Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark St. 847-328-9222
Sample heirloom tomato and mushroom pizza, Jonah crab cakes and grass-fed beef sliders. Then join a discussion with artist Lea Pinsky and Uncommon Ground's Helen Cameron about how restaurant art influences your dining experience during Plates and Palettes, which benefits Art Encounter's programs for underserved Chicago Public Schools, the elderly and the blind. 6-8 p.m. $20-$25 includes one beer or wine.
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St. 312-266-0400
Who doesn't love a good mystery? To coincide with his new beer menu, beverage director Chris Jecha keeps you on your toes with the Mystery Craft Beer Bucket in which the selections are unveiled upon arrival at your table. A clue to get you started: It features five handpicked premium American craft brews. 11 a.m.-midnight. $25.
Take two (free!)
Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave. 773-709-1401
Tales and treats collide when Two Cookie Minimum teams up with P Fanatics for humorous stories from comedian Dan Shapiro, writers Jill Summers and Maggie Ritchie, hosts John Wawrszazek and Mason Johnson and others, plus free commemorative zines with works by the featured readers and, as always, free cookies. 9 p.m.
Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. 866-811-4111
Chicago Slam Works kicks off its season with "Two Sides," in which six poets including Louder Than a Bomb champ Jamila Woods and Gwendolyn Brooks Award winner Dan "Sully" Sullivan face off against six storytellers including The Moth GrandSLAM winner Shannon Cason and "Bitches Gotta Eat" blogger Samantha Irby. 8 p.m. $18.50; $12 for students, $40 for a five-event pass.
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JULIA BORCHERTS IS A REDEYE SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR. METROMIX@TRIBUNE.COM