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Sausage and waffles at Old Town Social (Old Town Social )
September 05, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

Farm to Fork
Old Town Social 455 W. North Ave. 312-266-2277

It's release night for Vander Mill Brewing Company's new Loving Cup cider (brewed with pink peppercorns and hibiscus and named for a Rolling Stones song; $6) and chef Jared Van Camp celebrates by roasting a pig that was fed compost from the cider's creation to bring you pairings including pulled pork with jicama slaw ($10) and pork chop with smoked apple sausage, roasted onions, apples and apple brandy ($18). 5-10 p.m.

DRINK

Red, Red Wine (FREE!)
Pippin's Tavern 806 N. Rush St. 312-787-5435

Take your own personal wine journey at The "Sideways" Challenge, which features tastings of Cadet D'oc and Erath pinot noirs and Hogue Cellars and Blackstone merlots, served with savory pairings. 6-7:30 p.m. RSVP required: rushanddivision.com.

DO

Live TV
Mary's Attic 5400 N. Clark St. 773-784-6969

It's the season opener for A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Co.'s TV Re-Runs series, which features humorous staged readings of TV show episodes including "Love, American Style," "Happy Days," "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mork & Mindy," plus some "SNL" commercials for good measure. 7:30 p.m. $10.

Last Laugh (FREE!)
Netup Cafe 528 E. 43rd St. 773-299-8103

It's the season finale for the Bronzeville Comedy Show, the popular outdoor BYOB stand-up showcase where Vocalo.org "Morning Amp" host and NPR's "Wait, Wait … Don't Tell Me" panelist Brian Babylon host sets by Beth Stelling, Megan Galley, M Dubs, Saurin Choksi and Marlon Mitchell. 7:30-10 p.m.

'90s-Style Love
Gorilla Tango Theatre 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-598-4549

Root for the underdog at the premiere of "Once Upon a Rom Com: The Bill Pullman Story," a new comedy in which an actor portraying Pullman—the perpetual "guy left behind" in all those '90s movies (think "Sleepless in Seattle")—attempts to finally win at love with the help of a Jeff Goldblum-esque fairy godmother. 7:30 p.m. $15.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Multi-show passes are now available for the 48th Chicago International Film Festival: chicagofilmfestival.com

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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