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  • U.S. men's hoops take on Tunisia at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.
U.S. men's hoops take on Tunisia at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.
July 30, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Rock out

Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave. 773-697-7221

Head to the patio for Lobster Rock, where seven chefs including Red Door's Troy Graves, Hot Chocolate's Mindy Segal and Nightwood's Jason Vincent serve up crustacean concoctions with signature cocktails. WXRT-FM 93.1 personality Lin Brehmer hosts a celebration for the station's 40th anniversary. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $60. RSVP required: eventbrite.com.

Bake sale

West Town Bakery & Diner, 1916 W. Chicago Ave. 773-904-1414

Stop in for breakfast at the new green-certified restaurant, which features options such as a Smoked Southern Orchard Skillet (eggs or twice-roasted tofu with smoked pulled pork, candied bacon, crispy apples, potatoes, honey molasses glaze; $14) or a vegan cherry almond cupcake ($2.25). Brunch: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; counter service till 9 p.m.

Si, por favor

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

Learn how to improve your barbecue with tequila as chef Patricio Sandoval and Tequila Partida ambassador Jacques Bezuidenhout demonstrate cooking and cocktail techniques. Feast on five courses of results including grilled baby back ribs with Mexican barbecue sauce and a Black Sand cocktail (blanco tequila, watermelon, mint, Mexican oregano, pernod, agave). 6:30 p.m. $55. RSVP required.

DRINK

Tip off

Michael Jordan's Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave. 312-321-8823

See how this year's Olympic basketball squad compares to the '92 Dream Team as the other "House That Michael Built" screens the USA vs. Tunisia game in the bar (4:15-6:15 p.m.) and serves up vintage British cocktails including the Bramble (gin, lemon juice, Chambord, blackberries; $12) and the Blood and Sand (Scotch, cherry brandy, lemon and orange juices; $12). 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

DO

Funny flicks

The Original Mother's, 26 W. Division St. 312-642-7251

Grab some free movie popcorn and prepare to laugh at Nut Ball, the inaugural indie film fest devoted to comedic short films. Then, add your two cents—a judging panel, helped along by audience votes, determines the winning entry, and the filmmaker takes home $300 cash. 8 p.m. No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Plan ahead for the mega music-fest with our Top 40 bands at Lollapalooza guide at redeyechicago.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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