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April 30, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye


The B's knees

Publican Quality Meats, 825 W. Fulton Market 312-445-8977

The lunch market opens for a Burgers, Beer and Bourbon night, which features two menu items: the debut of the Publican Classic Burger and a surprise second burger offering ($10 with fries) that you can pair with draft or bottled beer, a Coke or a shot of Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon ($5). 6-9 p.m.

Taco time

Mercadito, 108 W. Kinzie St. 312-329-9555

Chef Patricio Sandoval kicks off May's Tacos for Strength campaign with guest chef Justin Large's (Big Star) taco de ostiones—fried oyster tacos with chipotle mayo and spicy radish slaw—to benefit national hunger organization Share Our Strength. Grab three for lunch ($12.50) or four for dinner ($16.50) through May 31. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-1 a.m.


Cookie monster

Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave. 773-709-1401

Settle in with complimentary cookies at Two Cookie Minimum: Industry Night, in which local freelance writers and journal producers including RUI co-founder Rob Duffer, Examiner political correspondent Wyl Villacres, Make magazine executive director Sarah Dodson, New City editor Naomi Huffman and more read original fiction and answer your publishing questions while you sip $4.50 Half Acre and Goose Island Green Line drafts and $4 well drinks. 9 p.m. No cover.



Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150

Think your life's a little cray-cray? Gain some perspective at "Tigers Be Still," about the misadventures of a college grad who's dealing with a frustrating new job as an art teacher, her depressed family and, yes, an escaped tiger. The comedy by Kim Rosenstock ("New Girl") opens Tuesday. 7 p.m. $24.

New wave

Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place 312-787-2200

Stay ahead of the trends and discover rising local talent at the Shop IN Chicago pop-up shop, where you can browse clothing, jewelry, accessories, handbags, skin care and more by 15 emerging Chicago designers. 5-9 p.m. No cover. RSVP required:


Need more live music in your life? Head to for our full May concert guide.


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