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  • Sola debuts a prix-fixe vegan menu in coordination with One Part Plant.
Sola debuts a prix-fixe vegan menu in coordination with One Part Plant. (Courtesy of Sola )
September 06, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Vegan Prix Fixe

Sola 3868 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-327-3868

Start your week on a healthy note as chef Carol Wallack and Jessica Murnane of One Part Plant offer a three-course menu featuring ginger-corn soup; soba noodles, soy-chili tofu and corn-edamame succotash; and a chocolate brownie with sweet corn, coconut sorbet, blackberry-cocoa sauce and cocoa nibs. 5:30-10 p.m. Through Sept. 30. $30; $45 with wine pairings.

NOW OPEN

Standard Market Grill 444 W. Fullerton Parkway 773-857-3080

The founders of Westmont gourmet grocery Standard Market offer up casual fare from executive chef Brian Wright featuring ingredients sourced from the grocery, including burgers made from freshly ground sirloin, chuck and brisket ($10-$12), entree salads ($11-$13), hand-tossed artisan pizzas ($10-$12) and breakfast and dinner dishes. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

DRINK

2nd Story

Webster's Wine Bar 1480 W. Webster Ave. 773-868-0608

In the company's season-opening show, Chicago writers Megan Stielstra ("Everyone Remain Calm"), Eric Hazen, Ozzie Totten and Elizabeth Nungaray share true tales on the theme of "The ye of the Storm: Stories of Chaos and Calm." Thirsty? Add a flight of four wines paired to each story for $10 more. 7 p.m. $18-$20. Tickets: 2ndstory.com.

DO

Beethoven Festival: Love 2013

Merit School of Music 38 S. Peoria St. 312-772-5821

Ludwig isn't the only composer on the program of this multiday festival—at 8:30 p.m., pianist Anthony Molinaro, Grammy Award-winning harmonicist Howard Levy and a chamber orchestra take on The Beatles. At 10:30 p.m., pianist Christopher O'Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz perform songs by Radiohead and other rock favorites. Noon-midnight. $30-$75 per day; free for students. Tickets: beethovenfestival2013.com.

March on Springfield Benefit Concert

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

Windy City Gay Idol 2013 champion Maria Pahl, recording artist and women's football quarterback Sami Grisafe, "The Voice" Top 20 finalist De'Borah and others entertain you at this benefit to raise funds for buses to the March on Springfield marriage equality rally. Comedian Scott Duff (Chigaygo) hosts. 7 p.m. $10-$25. Tickets: citywinery.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

See author Malcolm Gladwell, activist Elizabeth Smart, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, columnist Dan Savage and dozens more during Chicago Ideas Week in October: chicagoideas.com.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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