Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • The Great American Trailer Park Musical
The Great American Trailer Park Musical (The Great American Trailer…)
August 01, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Market fresh (Free!)

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. 312-744-3316

Watch "Top Chef" Season 9 runner-up Sarah Grueneberg (Spiaggia), Season 3 runner-up Dale Levitski (Frog 'N' Snail) and Telegraph pastry chef Katie Wyler compete for a judging panel of local culinary luminaries in the sixth annual Country Chef Challenge. They will create a dish in 30 minutes with produce they purchase from the Daley Plaza farmers' market. Then, browse the market yourself to recreate the dishes at home. 11 a.m.

Attain some Spain

Eno Wine Bar, 505 N. Michigan Ave. 312-321-8738

For a snack that will also quench your thirst, head to the patio for Cider and Sliders, which includes two sliders made with Angus beef, balsamic onions and Zamorano Spanish sheep's milk cheese, paired with an Isastegi Natural Cider from Spain. 4 p.m.-midnight. $22.

DRINK

Brews and tunes

Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989

Lagunitas Brewing Co. owner Tony Magee plays a live acoustic guitar set in the beer garden as the Wrigleyville spot offers up $4 Lagunitas Pils, IPA, Dogtown Pale Ale, A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' and A Little Sumpin' Wild, plus a $10 Lagunitas beer-battered fish fry. 7 p.m. No cover.

DO

Scenes from a marriage

Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. 773-975-8150

Think you've got drama? Forget about your own troubles at Kokandy Productions' "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," a country and blues musical comedy in which an agoraphobic woman finds her marriage threatened when a runaway stripper in five-inch heels arrives at the mobile home park. 8 p.m. $30. Tickets: kokandyproductions.com.

Nude directions

Joe's Bar, 940 W. Weed St. 312-337-3486

Glam-o-rama striptease acts including former Miss Exotic World Michelle L'amour, Frenchie Kiss, Greta Layne and nearly a dozen more burlesque artists light up the stage with some high-class bump and grind. 9 p.m. $20.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Discover where to grab a locally brewed cold one with our Chicago breweries and brewpub guide at metromix.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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