The Publican celebrates a fifth anniversary with beer and food specials. (Barry Brecheisen/For RedEye )
The Publican 837 W. Fulton Market 312-733-9555
Five of the restaurant's greatest hits—plus a special dessert option—return for one day. The $8-$42 special menu includes the Basque-style fish soup ttoro, sweetbread schnitzel, cocoa nib panna cotta and more. All draft beers are $5. 3:30-10:30 p.m.
Lunch Service Kick-Off
Bread & Wine 3732 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-5266
Chef Michael Dean Reynolds—formerly of Leopold and The Gage—improves your midday meal options with $8-$16 menu items including such sandwiches as country ham, bacon, smoked pork loin and swiss cheese on a Cuban roll ($10), plus vegetarian selections, salads and house-made charcuterie. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
"Game of Thrones" Beer Release
Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006
Sorcery, blood lust—and beer—abound as the bar taps Take The Black Stout (6 p.m.), Brewery Ommegang's second release in its "Game of Thrones" series which you, milord, can order for $7 per 12-ounce goblet. At 8 p.m., see select episodes from the show's first three seasons over $6 pints of Ommegang BPA or $7 12-ounce pours of Iron Throne, the brewery's first beer in the tribute series. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Chicago Literati Networking Event
Goose Island Brewpub 1800 N. Clybourn Ave. 312-915-0071
Author Sophie Littlefield ("Garden of Stones") and Chicago Sun-Times "Splash" editor Molly Each are the featured guests at this mixer for established and emerging writers produced by literary publicist Dana Kaye. 6-9 p.m. $15. Tickets: chicagoliterati.eventbrite.com.
"Directions for Restoring the Apparently Dead"
Stage 773 1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252
Pride Films and Plays presents the winning play in its 2013 Great Gay Play Contest—a drama by New York playwright Martin Casella ("The Irish Curse") about friends who must confront relationships, sexual identities and the bonds that connect them when life-changing events prompt a group vacation. 7:30 p.m. Through Nov. 10. $25-$30; $20-$25 for students. Tickets: stage773.com.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.