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Tuesday May 15

May 14, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, for RedEye

EAT

SIX PACK

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar, 3358 N. Paulina St. 773-248-5222

The Roscoe Village restaurant celebrates its sixth anniversary with $6 brick-oven-fire margherita pizzas—the house specialty—and $6 glasses of wine. 4:30-10 p.m.

IN WITH THE NEW

Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St. 312-929-2486

Chef Guy Meikle takes "spring cleaning" to another level with brand new breakfast, lunch and dinner menus featuring fresh strawberry pancakes with meyer lemon curd and macadamia brittle ($13). Also try skillet-roasted snapper with black-eyed pea and English pea succotash and shrimp and crawfish hushpuppies ($25) and more. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

DRINK

BIRD OF PARADISE

The Drinkingbird, 2201 N. Clybourn Ave. 773-472-9920

Step back into the early '60s at this retro cocktail lounge—which opens tonight in the former Batteries Not Included space—and head to the billiards table with a "Mad Men"-inspired libation such as a Last Word (gin, maraschino liqueur, green chartreuse and lime, $10) or The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (rum, lime, Cointreau and Velvet Falernum, $10). 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

LICENSE TO CHILL

Frog n Snail, 3124 N. Broadway 773-661-9166

Dale Levitski's newest restaurant celebrates the arrival of its liquor license with $11 featured cocktails such as An American in Paris (rye, St. Germain liqueur, raspberry syrup, champagne) and Livin' Ain't Easy (gin, strawberry, Thai basil, lemon, Fernet Branca). Suggested food pairings: double-cut pork chop ($23) and mussels with absinthe, fennel and garlic butter ($14). 5-10 p.m.

DO

(Free!) BASEBALL TONIGHT

Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St.

Meet former major league pitcher Jim Abbott—who, despite being born with only one hand, pitched a perfect game in 1993 for the Yankees—at a release party for his new bestseller, "Imperfect: An Improbable Life," where ChicagoSide Sports Editor and author Jonathan Eig ("Opening Day," "Get Capone") hosts a live interview and autograph session with Abbott and the featured pint is a $5 Hard Times IPA. 7 p.m. RSVP required: chicagosidesports.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

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