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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • West Town Tavern
West Town Tavern (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
May 20, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye


True Peru

Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton Market 312-850-5005

Globe-trot your taste buds to Peru with this week's Eat Local, Think Global menu additions, which include shrimp causa with purple potato salad and rooftop garden greens ($12) and lamb shank braised in purple corn and local beer ($28)—all made with Midwestern ingredients. 5-10 p.m.

Chix and bubbly

West Town Tavern, 1329 W. Chicago Ave. 312-666-6175

Meet owners Susan and Drew Goss as they celebrate the restaurant's 10th anniversary with Champagne and Fried Chicken Monday, where you can raise a $10 glass of Compte Audoin de Dampierre Grand Cuvee champagne to toast your $16.95 fried chicken dinner, which also features garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed chard, wild mushroom gravy and a buttermilk biscuit ($16.95). 5-10 p.m.


New brew

Small Bar, 2049 W. Division St. 773-772-2727

Chicago Craft Beer Week is in full swing at this Wicker Park spot, which celebrates Monday with a tapping of four brews from Michigan producer Greenbush including Doomslayer, Isole, Mr. Hyde—a collaboration between Greenbush and Small Bar—and the debut of a Templeton rye-barrel-aged Mr. Hyde (all $7-$10 per pint). 6 p.m. No cover.


Poetic Hoedown

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

Swing your partner—into Japanese poetry? Yes, at Theater Wit's Haiku Hootenanny benefit, where you can kick up your heels with live bluegrass music, flash mob line dancing, on-the-spot personalized haiku by Neo-Futurists founder Greg Allen, a silent auction, themed cocktails and beer and a Theatrical Disaster Standup performance, in which actors relate calamitous onstage mishaps. 7-10 p.m. $75. RSVP:

Speak up

Cole's, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-5802

Spoken word goes to the next level at the Mental Graffiti Grand Slam, where local performance poets Patrick Pressl, Jacob Victorine, Sharieff Muhammad, Billy Tuggle, Jamila Woods, Anthony Michael Cooremans, Stephanie Lane Sutton and Laura Yes-Yes compete for your votes to represent Chicago at the national championships. 8 p.m. Donations accepted.


Check and for public transit reroutes and street closures through 6 p.m.


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