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Pizza at Letizia's Fiore (Letizia's Fiore )
September 11, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts

EAT

Juicy Fruit
Bin 36 339 N. Dearborn St. 312-755-9463

Celebrate the fall harvest—and support a community food organization—at Tomato Fest, where $7.50 buys you a choice of tomato and watermelon salad, yellow tomato gazpacho, heirloom tomato panzanella or a classic bloody mary; $2.50 from each benefits Growing Power. 5-10 p.m.

Shift Gears
Clutch 459 N. Ogden Ave. 312-526-3450

The West Town indoor-outdoor spot located in a former auto detail shop unveils its fall menu, which features dishes like the sauteed tilapia tacos ($12) or chorizo mini-burgers ($9). 4 p.m.-midnight.

Try a Pie
Letizia's Fiore 2456 N. California Ave. 773-342-4400

Satisfy your pizza craving on the cheap with $10 Roman-style, wood-fired pies such as the tomato sauce-less Val Gardena pie with taleggio and speck ham (regularly $14) on Tuesday nights through September at the Logan Square spot. Thirsty? Pair it with a $3 Birra Moretti. 5-11 p.m.

DRINK

Ridge Uncorked
West Town Tavern 1329 W. Chicago Ave. 312-666-6175

For one night only, owners Drew and Susan Goss offer Pagani Ranch zinfandel from Ridge Vineyards—which produces single-vineyard lots of premium wines—that you can try for $14 per glass or $54 per bottle. Pair the red with chef Susan's wagyu burger with beer cheese, bacon and pickles—all house-made. 5-10 p.m.

DO

Play for Peace
Chase Auditorium 10 S. Dearborn St. 312-726-3846

Fulcrum Point New Music Project commemorates the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with its Concert for Peace: Harmony—East Meets West. The ensemble performs global music featuring guest artists such as Navajo-Ute flutist R. Carlos Nakai and local band Zamin. 7:30 p.m. $20; $10 for students; free for police, firefighters and their families with RSVP by phone.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

RSVP for Howard Brown's Sept. 14 Garden of Eve fundraiser with Ted Allen (Food Network's "Chopped") and musician Meshell Ndegeocello: howardbrown.org.


Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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