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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Prasino in Wicker Park.
Prasino in Wicker Park. (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
October 08, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts for RedEye

EAT

Long Weekend
Prasino 1846 W. Division St. 312-878-1212

If you missed Sunday brunch this weekend, head to this Wicker Park restaurant, which extends its brunch menu—featuring such options as pretzel croissant French toast ($10)—into Monday in honor of Columbus Day. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Awww Shucks
Shaw's Crab House 21 E. Hubbard St. 312-527-2722

Celebrate the mighty mollusk at the 24th annual Oyster Fest, which kicks off in the restaurant's Oyster Bar with 50-cent raw oysters on the half shell and a 6 p.m. Slurp-Off, where you speed-swallow a dozen oysters hands-free and the winner advances to the Grand Slurp-Off—and a chance at $1,000 cash—at Friday's Royster with the Oyster block party. 3-6 p.m.

Dollar Day
McGee's Tavern & Grille 950 W. Webster Ave. 773-549-8200

What's better than having more than 60 TVs on which to watch Monday Night Football? Watching it with $1 sliders—beef, pulled pork, grilled veggie, crispy chicken and more—which you can wash down with $15 Budweiser family beer buckets. 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

DRINK

Think Pink
Brasserie by LM 800 S. Michigan Ave. 312-431-1788

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Essex Inn's restaurant offers an $8 kir royale—a pink French cocktail made with champagne and creme de cassis—and partial proceeds support the Bright Pink organization. On your way in, check the iconic Essex Inn sign: All 816 of its formerly white light bulbs are now pink. 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

DO

For the Love of Screech
Timothy O'Toole's 622 N. Fairbanks Court 312-642-0700

Still remember every last detail about Bayside High? Put that otherwise embarrassing knowledge to good use at the "Saved by the Bell" Trivia Night, where comedian Joe Kilgallon hosts questions about the classic TV show and the winning team takes home the door proceeds. 8 p.m. $5 per person.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Sample dishes from chefs Art Smith, Stephanie Izard, Graham Elliott and others Nov. 12 at the Food & Wine Chef Showcase: foodandwine.com/chicago.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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