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Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Lobster pasta at Southport Grocery
Lobster pasta at Southport Grocery
November 07, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

NEW DINNER MENU
Southport Grocery 3552 N. Southport Ave. 773-665-0100
The comfort food eatery adds twice-weekly supper service to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a menu featuring such options as a roasted Amish half chicken with local butternut squash, cipollini onion and shiitake mushroom ragout ($22) and a Cuban sandwich with smoked brisket and ham on toasted challah bread ($9). 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday.


DRINK

MOVEMBER SPECIAL
Zapatista 1307 S. Wabash Ave. 312-435-1307
Observe Movember—Men's Health Awareness Month—at the South Loop restaurant where both male and female staffers sports 'staches, chef Alberto Mendez offers a health-conscious supplemental menu and $1 from each Ultima Margarita (Familia Camarena Reposado tequila, Cointreau Noir, agave nectar, lemon and lime juices; $10.50) benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Through Nov. 30.

SEASONAL DESSERT MARTINI
Troquet 1834 W. Montrose Ave. 773-334-5662
Raise a glass to the flavors of fall at this neighborhood French spot with a $9 pumpkin martini concocted from bourbon, pumpkin syrup and cream. Noon-midnight. Through Nov. 28.


DO

"BLOWOUT"
Aguijon Theater 2707 N. Laramie Ave. 773-637-5899
Step into several days in the life of the staff at a West Town beauty salon—Gloria's Jair an Maykop—for this world premiere comedy by Chicago playwright-actress Guadalis del Carmen, which explores "chosen" families, the creation and transformation of communities and the dynamics of rapid gentrification. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles. 7 p.m. Through Nov. 24. $20; $15 for students. Tickets: blowout.brownpapertickets.com

CLEVER ALICE SAMPLE SALE
Clever Alice Pop-Up Shop 49 E. Oak St. 2nd floor
Upgrade your fall wardrobe with up to 75 percent off sporty styles lush looks from newly represented designers including Anatomie, District, Toujours Toi and others plus returning favorites such as Anna Hovet, 81 Poppies, Faubourg du Temple and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Monday. Info: cleveralice.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Get tickets for the 20th anniversary Eve of the Eve bash at Union Station on Dec. 30: highsight.org

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