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  • Chicago writer Samantha Irby reads from her new essay collection, "Meaty," at a BYOB mixer at The Silver Room.
Chicago writer Samantha Irby reads from her new essay collection, "Meaty,"…
October 22, 2013|By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes
Crumbs 134 N. LaSalle St. 312-332-9300
The New York-based baker of oversized cupcakes partners with the Girl Scouts for new flavors inspired by their cookies ($4.50-$5.50) including Girl Scouts Caramel & Coconut, Chocolate Peanut Butter Creme and Peanut Butter Cookie. Additionally, the Thin Mints flavor that debuted last February is now available as a Colossal ($42), which serves six to eight. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Additional locations and menus: crumbs.com.

New Dinner "Pairing" Menu
Stout Barrel House & Galley 642 N. Clark St. 312-475-1390
Chefs Michael Robinson and Michael Matthews team up for a seasonal comfort food menu where each dish is teamed up with a suggested beer pairing such as bacon-wrapped meatloaf with roasted sweet potatoes, pecans and mashed cauliflower ($15) and Wells Banana Bread beer. 4 p.m.-3 a.m.

DRINK

Goose Island Vintage Cat Fight Night
Sheffield's 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989
Lady-named beers duke it out at this tapping for Lolita, Matilda Lambicus and Sofie Paradisi—along with the brewer's Two More Weeks Belgian-style lambic beer. Match them up in a head-to-head competition with a flight of any three for $10. Find a favorite? Each is $7 for a 12-ounce pour. 7 p.m. No cover.

In Good Taste Celebration Party
Benchmark 1510 N. Wells St. 312-649-9640
Drink for pink with the Lynn Sage Foundation Board and Associate Board at this happy hour fundraiser which includes two cocktails, appetizers, sweets and raffles and benefits breast cancer research efforts. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $35-$40. Tickets: lynnsagefoundation.org.

DO

(Free!) Samantha Irby: Sausagefest
The Silver Room 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-278-7130
Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers award-winner Irby—the Chicago writer also known as the Bitches Gotta Eat blogger and co-founder and co-host of the Guts & Glory live lit series—reads from her new essay collection, "Meaty," at this BYOB mixer which also features books for sale and beats by DJ Tone B Nimble. 7 p.m.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets for Beer Hoptacular, coming to Pilsen Nov. 8-9: beerhoptacular.com

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