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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Frites at Bull & Bear
Frites at Bull & Bear (RedEye file photo )
July 22, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Portugal on a plate

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

Take a tour of Portugal—during your meal, at least—with the Think Global, Eat Local menu additions. They include linguica soup with Portuguese sausage, braised pork, Manila clams, garlic-paprika broth and local greens ($7), Bacalau (salt cod fritters with potato, corn and green coriander aioli; $10) and more. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 5-10 p.m.

Dog days

Bull & Bear, 431 N. Wells St. 312-527-5973

You can relish one of Chicago's favorite food groups with a specialty hot dog menu that includes a New Orleans variety (bourbon sausage, tomato and eggplant chutney, fried pickled okra). Also on the menu are a classic Chicago pup and a flight of three mini Belgian-style dogs with roasted garlic and lemon aioli and crispy frites. 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. $8 each.

Let's do lunch

Bar Umbriago, 6 W. Hubbard St. 312-494-1200

Chef Michael Ponzio debuts lunch service at his new enoteca-style wine bar with a rotating menu featuring Italian specialties such as goat cheese gnocchi with pesto sauce, spring onions and pancetta ($11) and a porchetta (slow roasted pork) sandwich with arugula on ciabatta bread ($9). 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

DRINK

Southern sippers

Chicago Q, 1160 N. Dearborn St. 312-642-1160

Cocktails go south of the Mason-Dixon Line with drinks such as the Southern Fizz (Maker's Mark, amaretto, lemon and club soda), the 88 Pimm's (Hendrick's gin, Pimm's, lemonade, cucumber), the Tennessee Sunrise (mandarin vodka, ginger liqueur, cranberry juice, lime, club soda) and the New Fashioned (house-made bourbon, orange bitters, lemon peel). 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. $11 each.

DO

Maturity via mixtapes

Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-598-4549

Got a soundtrack to your life? So does local writer-performer Kendra Stevens—a regular with the Beast Women variety series and The Kates stand-up comedy troupe—who shares her solo show, "Compilation," in which she explores humorous and dramatic coming-of-age moments and the pop music that helped her navigate them. 7:30 p.m. $10.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the free Chicago Career Fair takes place at the Congress Hotel (520 S. Michigan Ave.): nationalcareerfairs.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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