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  • Delish Diner gives your weekend-depleted wallet a break with a $3 burger special.
Delish Diner gives your weekend-depleted wallet a break with a $3 burger… (Antonio Perez / Chicago…)
November 08, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Half Baked: A Pizza Series

The Grid 351 W. Hubbard St. 312-321-1351

Chef Chris Macchia of The Florentine kicks off this series featuring guest chefs from around the city with $14 specialty pies including a brussels sprouts pizza with taleggio cheese, pancetta, butternut squash, fried egg and black truffle and a tuna conserva pie with fior di latte cheese, capers, tomato, gaeta olives, red onion and marjoram. 5:30-10 p.m.

Burger Monday

Delish Diner 2018 W. Division St. 773-276-5200

Wallet a little light after the weekend? Fill up your belly and stay on budget at this 1950s-style Wicker Park spot with a throwback-priced $3 beef or turkey burger with your choice of cheese. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

DRINK

Veteran's Day Observation

American Junkie 15 W. Illinois St. 312-239-0995

Order a special Victory Punch cocktail (rum, ginger syrup, muddled lime and cherries; $9) or a Deschutes Black Butte porter ($7) and all proceeds benefit Operation Homefront, which provides emergency assistance to families of servicemen and women. In the military yourself? Bring your ID or wear your uniform and get 50 percent off your entire check. 4 p.m.-midnight.

DO

2nd Story

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

Chicago storytellers Germania Solorzano, JC Aevaliotis, Jess Kadish and Jessica Scott help you sharpen your intuition—and share some consequences of ignoring it—with original tales on the theme of "Sixth Sense: Stories of Warning and Awakening." Thirsty? Add a wine flight—paired to each story—for $10 more. 7 p.m. $20. Tickets: 2ndstory.com

"Great Expectations"

Strawdog Theatre 3829 N. Broadway 773-528-9696

Six actors quick-change their way through than 40 characters in Strawdog's fast-paced adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Victorian coming-of-age story by Chicago playwright Gale Childs Daly about an orphan plucked from poverty and thrust into high society who discovers secret identities and hidden pasts as he attempts to navigate his new world. 8 p.m. Through Dec. 14. $28. Tickets: strawdog.org

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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