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  • Barcito is located inside Tavernita in River North.
Barcito is located inside Tavernita in River North. (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
June 03, 2013|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

20th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Le Bouchon 1958 N. Damen Ave. 773-862-6600
Chef-owner Jean-Claude Poilevey takes diners back in time to the Bucktown restaurant's 1993 opening with $19.93 entrees across the board, including such signature menu items as Magret de Canard (seared duck breast, baby carrots, blackberry sauce, marcona almonds; regularly $23) and Steak au Poivre (with peppercorn cognac sauce, pommes frites and sauteed spinach; regularly $24). 5:30-10 p.m. Through Saturday.

AMIGOS OF PINTXO
Barcito 151 W. Erie St. 312-274-1111
Bask in Basque Country-style tapas with all-you-can-eat bites from guest chefs Gaetano Nardulli of Barrington, Ill.-based Near and Homaro Cantu of West Loop restaurants Moto and Ing. Partial proceeds benefit Pilot Light, a culinary organization which promotes kids' health. 8-10 p.m. $25.

DRINK

PINGPONG HAPPY HOUR
Japonais 600 W. Chicago Ave. 312-822-9600
Battle to the death—or at least to the end of the match—at riverfront pingpong tables while you sip new seasonal cocktails including the Les Botanique (gin, lime and ginger beer, $13) and the Lychee at Night (vodka, lychee liqueur, lychee puree, lime and blackberries, $12). 5-8 p.m.

NEW PITCHER MENU
Fulton's on the River 315 N. LaSalle St. 312-822-0100
Kick back on the 133-seat patio overlooking the river and share $35 pitchers of summer cocktails in nine varieties including the Palomar (reposado tequila, agave nectar, grapefruit juice, club soda) and the Whiskey Daisy (bourbon, berry tea, lemon juice). Can't decide as a group? Order single drinks instead for $11 each. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

DO

MUD QUEENS
Reggie's Rock Club 2105 S. State St. 312-949-0120
Chicago's female mud-wrestling troupe brings you rock with a headlock as veteran competitors Brownie Bruiser, Molly Hatchet and Malice in Plunderland take on new recruits with live rock accompaniment. Opening bands Meat Wave and Caveat Empire set the tone. 8 p.m. 17+. $12. Tickets: reggieslive.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Time to get a tune-up: Bike to Work Week kicks off June 8.

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