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Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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December 11, 2012|By Julia Borcherts, @juliaborcherts | RedEye

EAT

App Happy Hour

Park Tavern

1645 W. Jackson Blvd. 312-243-4276

Save on snacks with this new gastropub's Get App Happy half-price appetizer specials, such as Animal Tots with pulled pork, cheese curds, gravy and a fried egg (regularly $10), beef carpaccio with pecorino cheese and truffle oil (regularly $12) and more. 3-7 p.m.

Winter 'wich

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

41 E. Superior St. 312-266-0400

Get in the holiday spirit with a cranberry and brie turkey burger on a toasted croissant, topped with rosemary mayo and spinach and served with fresh-cut fries, which sets you back $11.95. Or, for a buck more, add a pint of Trumer Pils to quench your thirst. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

DRINK

Retro Holiday

Atlantic Bar and Grill

5062 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-506-7090

Grab a $3 domestic pint and head down memory lane at the Christmas Specials Trivia Spectacular, where Project 891 Theatre hosts a Charlie Brown dance-off, an ugly sweater contest, a booth for photos with The Grinch, a cookie decorating station and a trivia competition where you can show off your knowledge of holiday TV specials to win themed prizes. 7:30 p.m. $10.

DO

(Free!) Blog Heaven

Columbia College, Conaway Center

1104 S. Wabash Ave. 312-369-6896

Find out how some of Chicago's most popular social media scribes got their starts at Bloggers Blogging About Blogging, where Claire Zulkey (WBEZ), Dmitry Samarov (Hack) and Ben Tanzer (This Blog Will Change Your Life) share humorous stories and tips and Wyl Villacres (So Unsanitary) moderates. Arrive early for a pre-event reception; stick around for a free raffle with tech-related prizes. 7 p.m.

Curb Yourself

Steppenwolf Theatre

1650 N. Halsted St. 312-335-1650

Get closer to "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star and executive producer—and Chicagoland native—Jeff Garlin when he takes the stage with "Closer Than I Appear," his new, part-improvised, part-scripted stand-up comedy show. 8 p.m. $25; $15 for students. Tickets: steppenwolf.org.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get blown away by Carrie Underwood tonight when her Blown Away Tour hits the United Center: ticketmaster.com.

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