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  • As though you needed an excuse to order chicken and waffles, Grass Fed celebrates "Chicken and Waffle Day."
As though you needed an excuse to order chicken and waffles, Grass Fed celebrates… (Grass Fed )
March 22, 2013|By Julia Borcherts for RedEye | For RedEye


The Old Farm Pop-Up Dinner

Leopold 1450 W. Chicago Ave. 312-348-1028

Toast the new week with a Koval Distillery cocktail reception; then, move into a multi-course dinner featuring sunny-side quail eggs with duck fat biscuit and sweetbread gravy, venison with sunchoke, juniper and dandelion greens and more prepared with Koval spirits. A post-dinner toast with chef Michael Dean Reynolds and guest chef Brian Runge (formerly of Premise) concludes the evening. 6:30 p.m. $75. RSVP required.

International Waffle Day

Grass Fed 1721 N. Damen Ave. 773-342-6000

Dine on celebratory Southern comfort at the Bucktown restaurant, which adds fried chicken and waffles ($14)—made with buttermilk-brined Amish-raised chicken, topped with sage butter and drizzled with warm maple syrup—to its lunch and dinner menus for the day. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 5:30-10 p.m.


Porn and Chicken Party

Evil Olive 1551 W. Division St. 773-235-9100

Dress—or undress—to impress for SRTB's "Porn and Chicken Goes Wild!" theme with inhibition-reducing drink specials including $3 Old Style Light and Old Style 16-ounce cans; $7 tallboy beers with a well whiskey shot—and free chicken while supplies last—plus beats by eight DJs including Sean Strange and Von Funk and a performance by burlesque-sideshow artist Ammo. And yes, there will be TVs broadcasting porn. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $7-$10; no cover before 11 p.m. with RSVP:

Bell's Oberon Tapping

Sheffield's 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989

Whether or not you believe that spring has actually sprung, the brew's annual appearance signifies that the season has officially arrived. Sample a pint for $5 and stick around for swag and themed giveaways throughout the evening. 6 p.m. No cover.



The Side Project Theatre 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. 773-340-0140

It's opening night for the world premiere of this Vietnam War-era dramedy by local playwright Robert Tenges ("Strangers Knocking," "People We Know") in which five Chicago-area characters struggle with romantic and family relationships, teen angst, midlife crises and the pros and cons of enlisting versus dodging the draft. 7:30 p.m. $20; $15 for students. Tickets:


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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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