Chicago Q 1160 N. Dearborn St. 312-642-1160
Pitmaster Lee Ann Whippen celebrates the Gold Coast restaurant's second anniversary with specials such as pork "wings" ($8.75 for five), bison ribs with sweet potato fries ($35.75), Birthday Cake-tinis (rye, creme de cacao, Amaretto and white chocolate liqueur, $11) and complimentary dessert cupcakes decorated with pig faces. Bonus: 10 percent of your bill benefits The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
You're A Natural
Indie Burger 1034 W. Belmont Ave. 773-857-7777
If you're looking to celebrate National Organic Month, head try a new combo meal featuring your choice of the namesake Indie Burger (grass-fed beef with grilled onions, swiss cheese and special sauce), hamburger, cheeseburger or chickpea burger, served with fries and a Boylan soda. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $10.99.
25 Degrees 736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700
This River North burger bar's name is the inspiration for its first birthday discount. This week, take 25 percent off the entire menu including such faves as its signature burgers (regularly $12) including the Number Four (yellowfin tuna, butter lettuce, crispy onions, spicy aioli) and spiked milkshakes (regularly $10). 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Tales and Ales
Hopleaf 5148 N. Clark St. 773-334-9851
Take in some tales with ales at Tuesday Funk, where local writers William Shunn and Sara Ross Witt host poetry and prose by Daryl Gregory, Rae Carson, Rajan Khanna, Adam Rakunas and Gregory A. Wilson and the extensive brew offerings include Brockor Brewery's Cuvee de Jacobins lambic ($7.50) from Belgium and Farsons milk stout ($6) from Malta. 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Flick Pick (FREE!)
Landmark Century Centre Cinema 2828 N. Clark St. 773-509-4949
Leave your wallet in your pocket for this month's edition of the Midwest Independent Film Festival, which features a hosted cocktail reception and a sneak-peek screening of "Liberal Arts," starring Richard Jenkins and Elizabeth Olsen. 6 p.m. RSVP required: midwestfilm.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
RSVP now for Carnivale's Oct. 10 Eat Global Give Local benefit dinner for the Chicagoland Ronald McDonald House Charities: carnivalechicago.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.