Fill up on spring ales and appetizers at Bucktown's Silver Cloud Supper… (Barry Brecheisen/For RedEye )
New Spring Menu
Mercat a la Planxa 638 S. Michigan Ave. 312-765-0524
Lighter fare is the theme of eight new seasonal, shareable Spanish plates including escalivada d'alberginia (eggplant fritters, piquillo pepper, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese and lavender honey; $14) and baix amb pesol y escabeche (striped bass, quinoa, spring peas and kumquat-chorizo marinade; $16). 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 to 10 p.m.
Jeri's Grill 4357 N. Western Ave. 773-604-8775
Swing by the 24-hour neighborhood diner—which has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day and all night since 1963—as it celebrates its half-century mark with 50 cent dine-in orders of chili mac through Thursday.
Ales & Apps
Silver Cloud Bar & Grill 1700 N. Damen Ave. 773-489-6212
Whether or not the weather forecast agrees, spring has sprung and you can celebrate with a flight of four spring beers—including a Capital Brewery maibock, a Hinterland maple bock, a Hofbrau maibock and one more seasonal brew—served with two varieties of passed appetizers. 7-9 p.m. $10.
Public Chicago Coffee Bar Giveaways
Follow the Coffee Bar at Gold Coast hotel Public Chicago on Twitter (@PublicHotels) as it travels around Chicago and stop by the truck for a complimentary cup of La Colombe coffee and sweet treats by Pump Room pastry chef Kady Yon. Take away a ticket for a free cup of joe to redeem later at the Coffee Bar (1301 N. State Parkway). One recipient will get a golden ticket good for a cup a day for a year. 7-10 a.m. Through Friday.
Chirp Radio's The First Time: The First Crime
Up Comedy Club 230 W. North Ave. 312-662-4562
It's the third anniversary—and a new venue—for the series which features "first crime" stories by musicians Kelly Hogan and J.C. Brooks, cab driver and author Dmitry Samarov ("Hack"), former policeman Joe O'Sullivan, Tuesday Funk co-founder William Shunn and others. At each story's conclusion, house band The First Time Three plays a theme song chosen by the author. 8 p.m. $10. Tickets: upcomedyclub.com.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
About Face Theatre's April 26 Wonka Ball features a Circus Maximus theme: aboutfacetheatre.com.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.