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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • The smores doughnut from Beavers Coffee and Donuts food truck.
The smores doughnut from Beavers Coffee and Donuts food truck. (Mike Rich/RedEye )
July 12, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

New Doughnut Milkshakes

Beavers Coffee & Donuts at Chicago French Market 131 N. Clinton St. 773-392-1300

University of Chicago 58th and Ellis streets

Cake and shake your morning with the debut of shakes featuring sugar-dusted doughnuts and mix-ins such as marshmallow, strawberry and caramel. Design your own or try such flavors as Strawberry Bella, Turtle and S'mores. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (inside the market); 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (truck parked at U of C). $5 each.

Middlewest Dinner

Reno 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-4234

Meet Middlewest magazine editors David Tamarkin and Erica Gannett and dine on a multi-course meal featuring their recipes including Green Machine pizza (pea pate, salumi piccante, watercress, mozzarella), cinnamon and buttermilk cake and more. 6 p.m. $30; $45 with wine pairings. RSVP: renochicago.com.

DRINK

Screenings and Wine Tasting

RoseAngelis 1314 W. Wrightwood Ave. 773-296-0081

Solo Picture Studios screens two short films including the debut of "20 Something"—about a 30-year-old man's love letter to the women from his twenties—with live music by Glad Fanny and Board of Governors, poetry readings, an art exhibition, free raffles, appetizers and tastings of 25 wines. 6-9:30 p.m. $30-$40. Tickets: solopicturestudios.com/about.

DO

(Free!) Essay Fiesta

The Book Cellar 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-293-2665

Skald storytelling champion Erin Diamond, 2nd Story producer Ozzie Totten, Story Club Chicago founder Dana Norris and local writers Rachel Kossy and Sheri Reda share humorous and dramatic true tales at this long-running live lit night. 7 p.m.

"100 Proof Comedy" and "The Chaser"

ComedySportz 929 W. Belmont 773-549-8080

Get a shot of stand-up: at 8 p.m., Saurin Choksi hosts sets from Alexandra Tsarpalas, Keith Paesel, Ian Abramson, Prateek Srivastava and headliner Kristin Clifford ($10 or $20 for a six-show pass). At 9:30 p.m., aspiring comics take the stage for a free-to-you open mic where the audience favorite earns a spot in the following week's "100 Proof Comedy" lineup.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

RSVP for Table, Donkey and Stick's July 22 dinner with chef Nathan Sears of forthcoming D.A.S. and The Radler: seatme.com/table-donkey-and-stick.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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