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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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June 24, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye


New for you

Alimentari, 621-623 W. Randolph St. 312-382-8880

Casual Italian cuisine and wood-fired pizzas are on the menu at this new restaurant from Pane Caldo owner Antoine Cedicci. Try a gluten-free chickpea pizza with squash carpaccio, cucumber, tomato and pine nuts ($14) or homemade, avocado-stuffed ravioli with saffron sauce ($16). 4:30-11 p.m.

Boiling over

The Southern, 1840 W. North Ave. 773-342-1840

Start your week Savannah-style at a shrimp boil prepared with andouille sausage, red potatoes and corn on the cob. In true Southern fashion, cool drinks abound, too—specifically, $3 Abita Purple Haze drafts and $3 shots of Old Fitzgerald bourbon. 7 p.m. $18 plus gratuity. RSVP required:


Pride recovery RX

Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N. Clark St. 773-784-6969

Still recovering from Pride festivities? Head to this Andersonville spot for a Hangover Brunch, which features a little hair of the dog in the form of $2 mimosas, plus sweet and savory bites including chocolate cherry French toast ($10) and a Gouda Morning Burger with bacon, fried egg, Gouda cheese, baby spinach, scallion, honey mustard and a side ($12). 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th floor

Looking to add some retro glamour to your cocktail creations? At Dabble: Decoding Classic Cocktails, Bittercube bitters co-creators Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz teach you modern versions of a Manhattan, an old fashioned, a sour and a daisy and discuss the drinks' histories while you sip the results. 6:30 p.m. $30. RSVP required by 2:30 p.m.:


Red, white blue and rainbow (free!)

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. 773-752-0058

Join the American Veterans for Equal Rights at the 10th annual Salute to LGBT Veterans, which includes an onstage induction ceremony, a keynote address by 1993 Soldier of the Year and Operation Desert Storm medic, Sergeant Jose Zuniga, a Mayoral Proclamation by Chicago Commission on Human Relations commissioner Mona Noriega and more. Noon-1 p.m.


Bring your same-day Cubs' ticket to 2 Sparrows (533 W. Diversey Parkway) and score a free, pre-game gourmet doughnut.


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