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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • A Chicago-style dog at Clark St. Dogs.
A Chicago-style dog at Clark St. Dogs. (Clark St. Dogs )
June 28, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

National Hot Dog Month Specials

Clark Street Dog 3040 N. Clark St. 773-281-6690

Celebrate with a dog and stay for a drink at this Lakeview joint which features $3.29 Clark Street Dogs—a Chicago-style pup with mustard, onion, relish, pickle, tomato and sport peppers. Wash it down with a signature $5 pickleback, a shot of Jameson served with a shot of chilled kosher pickle juice as a chaser. 9 a.m.-3 a.m.

$25 Prix Fixe

Deleece 3747 N. Southport Ave. 773-325-1710

The restaurant debuts a three-course, changing-weekly Monday and Tuesday menu featuring three seasonal options per course such as a watermelon-tomato gazpacho appetizer with wine-poached shrimp and avocado; Asian-glazed pork tenderloin entree with green beans, fingerling potatoes and tamarind-apricot chutney and a blondie sundae with caramel sauce and cherries. 5:30-10 p.m.

DRINK

Music of Bill Withers: Wine Pairings

City Winery 1200 W. Randolph St. 312-733-9463

The soul legend's 75th birthday is cause for celebration in the West Loop as Withers tribute band The Slab Forks performs while you sip five accompanying American wines selected for their thoughtful crafting. $25; $10 for show only. 8 p.m. Tickets: citywinery.com.

DO

"Mahal"

Stage 773 1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252

It's a Bailiwick Chicago family affair in resident playwright Danny Bernardo's world premiere dramedy in which cultural identity, assimilation, homophobia, interracial and inter-generational relationships and family secrets are explored through the lens of a Filipino-American family attempting to cope with a loss. 7:30 p.m. $35. Tickets: stage773.com.

Write Now

Lutz Cafe & Pastry Shop 2458 W. Montrose Ave. 773-478-7785

Try your hand at storytelling during this open mic where you can BYO liquid courage and local comics Danny Black and Monte LaMonte give you seven minutes and a microphone to share your written, memorized or off-the-cuff tale. 7-9 p.m. No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Learn about film trends in the Beyond Mumblecore: The DIY Generation class starting July 15 at Facets Film School. Registration: facets.org.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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