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Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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May 21, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye


Will crawl for food

Independence Plaza, 4736 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-478-0202 Ext. 116

Give your taste buds a tour through Albany Park and North Park on the third annual Bon Appetit restaurant crawl. Check in at Independence Plaza to pick up a map and dining "passport," which entitles you to small plates at 23 participating spots. 5-9 p.m. $40-$45. RSVP:

Good spirits

Double A, 108 W. Kinzie St. 312-329-9555

Cozy up to cocktails and tequila-infused cuisine at a three-course Don Julio Taquiza Party hosted at this River North lounge. The meal includes build your own tacos paired with a Tres Citricos cocktail made with reposado tequila, green chili and citrus juices. 6:30 p.m. $55 plus tax and gratuity. RSVP required.


Pooch alert

Mahoney's Pub & Grille, 551 N. Ogden Ave. 312-733-2121

Take your best friend out for the weekly West Town Pup Crawl, where you'll visit the dog-friendly patios at J. Patrick's, Clutch, Aberdeen Tap and The Matchbox in any order (6-8 p.m.) and end at Mahoney's for $4 draft beers and $3 appetizers (from 8-9 p.m., 50 percent of your tab benefits canine charities), plus dog-centric activities and trivia. 6-10 p.m. No cover.

Head south

The Green Lady, 3328 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-5571

Point your (beer-drinking) compass downstate as this Lakeview bar teams up with for South of 80: A Celebration of Downstate Craft Beer, an event for Chicago Craft Beer Week. Treat yourself to $4 pints of Lincoln Lager from Springfield's Rolling Meadows Brewery and $6 pints from other Southern Illinois and St. Louis-area producers. 7-10 p.m. No cover.


Screen gems

The Original Mothers, 26 W. Division St. 312-642-7251

Watch screenings of original comedies, dramas, horror flicks and more—which run from 30 seconds to 20 minutes—on a 10-foot screen at the 14th biannual Indie Incubator Film Fest, where a judging panel awards prizes for Most OMG, Best LOL and more. One aspiring filmmaker takes home a $250 grand prize. 8 p.m. No cover.


Chicago's Culinary Crossroads program runs through Friday. Visit for participating restaurants.


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