Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Learn to mix your own cocktails at Filini's free class.
Learn to mix your own cocktails at Filini's free class. (Filini )
March 25, 2013|By Julia Borcherts, @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Passover Specials

Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli 1141 S. Jefferson St. 312-939-2855

The South Loop deli's Passover recipes go back more than 50 years and include traditional dishes such as matzo soup ($3.75), a brisket dinner ($14.95) and kishke in authentic natural beef casing ($4.25). 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Taco Tuesday

Plymouth Restaurant & Bar 327 S. Plymouth Court 312-362-1212

Head to the South Loop diner with the enclosed, heated rooftop and unwind over $1 tilapia tacos and Tuesday cocktail specials including $5 cosmos and $16 Blue Moon draft towers, which serve approximately six beer drinkers or one very thirsty you. 3-10 p.m.

DRINK

(Free!) Cocktail Class

Filini 221 N. Columbus Drive 312-477-0234

Learn to make your own Carroll Gardens cocktail—a variation of a manhattan made with rye whiskey and Punt e Mes, Averna and maraschino liqueurs—with the help of principal bartender Roger Bailey at this monthly class. One student is chosen at random for a December cocktail competition where your own creation could end up on the menu and win you a restaurant gift certificate. 6:30-7 p.m.

DO

Queer Comedy

Zanies 1548 N. Wells St. 312-337-4027

Out comedian James Adomian—a regular on IFC-TV's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and a 2010 finalist on NBC-TV's "Last Comic Standing"—headlines this night of laughs, which also features Queer Comedy founder Adam Guerino and host Candy Lawrence. 8:30 p.m. $10-$15. Tickets: zanies.com.

Nature on Tap

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Drive 773-755-5100

The museum celebrates its new "Food: The Nature of Eating" exhibition with a food-and-gardening edition of its monthly, adults-only night featuring Q&A stations with museum experts on urban gardening, city beekeeping and sustainable food choices; access to exhibits including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven; guided tours; craft projects; microbrew and food truck specialties for purchase and a themed trivia competition where you could win the Golden Cockroach trophy. 6-9 p.m. $10; free with museum or Green City Market membership.

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