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Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

Free pizza and ice cream, dollar falafel, Oktoberfest fun and more

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September 12, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts for RedEye

EAT

Wrap Game
Abou Andre Mediterranean Bistro 60 E. Jackson St. 312-386-1300

This Middle Eastern eatery—which has eight locations in Lebanon—celebrates the grand opening of its first U.S. location with $1 wraps (regularly $5.99) including chicken kebab, kefta kebab, and signature falafel, all made with jumbo pita bread, veggies and homemade garlic-tahini sauce. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ice is Nice (FREE!)
Antique Taco 1360 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-687-8697

Owners Rick and Ashley Ortiz host A Good Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on the patio of their Wicker Park restaurant and dole out free vanilla and chocolate ice cream with toppings to celebrate their first summer in business. 6-9 p.m. First come, first served.

Go Slow
Bread & Wine 3732 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-5266

Meet Marty Spence from Fairbury, Ill.-based Spence Farms at a four-course Farmer Dinner featuring guinea hog shoulder confit with barbecued peaches, crispy summer beans and pickled gooseberries; lake whitefish with sweet corn mascarpone and more. Partial proceeds benefit Slow Food Chicago, a sustainable food organization. 7 p.m. $55; $80 with ale pairings. RSVP required: breadandwinechicago.com.

Try a Pie (FREE!)
Pizza Persona 614 W. Diversey Pkwy. 773-327-8500

Leave your wallet at home, but don't forget your smartphone. At this Lincoln Park pizzeria, you can download the Ox & Pen mobile app and use it to snag a free 10-inch personal pizza. Create your own or go for varieties such as The Cowboy (grilled chicken, barbecue sauce, red onion, mozzarella and cheddar; regularly $7). 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

DRINK

Raise a Stein
John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza 230 S. Dearborn St. 312-427-3170

Iconic Chicago brewpub The Berghoff kicks off its 27th annual Oktoberfest (which runs through Friday) with festivities including a prost (German toast), an 11:45 a.m. tapping of the new Bravia all-malt lager (grab one for $5.75), $8 commemorative steins that entitled you $1 off refills; live German-style music by the Johnny Wagner Band and a 5 p.m. rock show by Wedding Banned. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. No cover.

DO

Lit on Stage
Chase Auditorium 10 S. Dearborn St. 312-222-4358

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz ("The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao") discusses his humorous new story collection, "This is How You Lose Her," with Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich at this Printers Row Live! event. 7 p.m. $15. Tickets: chicagotribune.com/news/tribnation.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

An eight-week fall euchre tournament kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lotties Pub (1925 W. Cortland Ave.): lottiespub.com.

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