A burger at Butcher & The Burger (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Wild, Wild Burger
Butcher & The Burger 1021 W. Armitage Ave. 773-697-3735
Chef Al Sternweiler goes gourmet for the Lincoln Park burger shop's first anniversary with a foie gras-stuffed venison burger made with griddled onions, Dijon mustard, cheddar and house-made steakhouse seasoning ($30). 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
DMK Burger Bar 2954 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-360-8686
The Lakeview spot offers an indulgence you can feel good about: As part of its 365 Days of Giving program, the new fall offering is sweet potato fries with marshmallow cream, chocolate sauce and graham cracker topping ($5) paired with a pumpkin pie shake made with vanilla bean ice cream, spiced pumpkin puree and toasted pumpkin seeds ($5) and partial proceeds benefit the Food Animal Concerns Trust. 11 a.m.-midnight.
Lockwood Restaurant 17 E. Monroe St. 312-917-3404
Step into the Palmer House and be transported to Italy at the Regional Wine Journey, where wine steward Britton Sendra leads an Italy in a Red Dress tasting featuring—you guessed it—Italian reds, served with appetizer pairings. 6-7 p.m. $25. RSVP required.
Tales of Terror
Galway Arms 2442 N. Clark St. 773-472-5555
Get your ghost story fix at The Gumbo Fiction Salon Halloween Horror Special, which features spooky stories by horror writers Wayne Allen Sallee ("The Holy Terror"), Martel Sardina, Mike Penkas and Andrew Buttermore plus an open mic so you can share your own haunted tale. 7 p.m. $2; $1 for students.
Wiggles and Giggles
Everleigh Social Club 939 W. Randolph St.
Burlesque, belly laughs and BYOB are the magic triumvirate at Wiggle Room, where local funnyman Adam Burke takes the stage to host sets by local stand-up comedians and The Chicago Starlets. 9 p.m. $15-$20. RSVP: wiggleroomchicago.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Meet filmmaker Ed Burns Dec. 18 at City Winery for An Evening of Wine and Film: citywinery.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.