Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

July 08, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Steer and a beer

Quay, 465 E. Illinois St. 312-981-8400

Sit by the windows that open onto the Chicago River and get your energy up for the rest of the week with a grass-fed ribeye steak sandwich served with a Bell's Oberon Ale draft ($14). 3 p.m.-2 a.m.

Chill and grill

Carmine's, 1043 N. Rush St. 312-988-7676

Celebrate National Grilling Month—or just making it through Monday—with the signature grilled spicy Italian fennel sausage with sweet peppers appetizer ($13.75) on the outdoor patio, where celebrities including Bono and Selena Gomez have been spotted. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

DRINK

Kentucky straight

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

Bourbon goes urban as seventh generation Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe answers your questions about the craft while you sip specially priced cocktails ($5-$10) made from Jim Beam brands including Knob Creek, Devil's Cut, Basil Hayden and Jim Beam Double Aged. 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover.

DO

The other goats (free!)

Garfield Park Conservatory's City Garden, 300 N. Central Park Ave. 312-742-4786

It's not often you see farm animals browsing in the middle of the city, but you can do just that—and get a huge dose of adorable—as six goats, including two adults and four kids, two of them twins—make a weeklong appearance at the park. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Quest to impress

ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont Ave. 773-549-8080

Comedy and exclamation points abound when Blewt! Productions presents the "Impress These Apes! Live Callback Show," where 17 semi-finalists vie for eight spots in the seventh season of the reality show-style comedy competition. Each contestant is assigned a genre—comedy, song, dance—and has two minutes to perform for the Seasons 1 through 6 champs, who act as judges. You get to judge, too—an audience favorite is crowned. 8 p.m. $10.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

The Blackhawks' Prospect Camp starts Monday at Johnny's Ice House West (2250 W. Madison St.). On-ice sessions are open to the public.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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