Firecakes Donuts debuts a new frothed-to-order hot chocolate. (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
New Hot Chocolate
Firecakes Donuts 68 W. Hubbard St. 312-329-6500
Warm up on the go with Parisian-style hot chocolate ($4) frothed to order with Belgian bittersweet chocolate, organic milk, vanilla, cane sugar and a housemade vanilla bean marshmallow. Pair it with 16 varieties of doughnuts ($1.89-$2.97) including maple-glazed pineapple and bacon or Valrhona chocolate and espresso cream. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
New Belgium Rare Beer Night
Division Ale House 1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886
Meet the crew from the Colorado brewery and sample limited edition and seasonal beers for $6-$7 per glass including Lips of Faith Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse—brewed with East Asian yuzu fruit and souring brett and lacto yeast strains—plus Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen and the big, bitter Accumulation White IPA. 7-10 p.m. No cover.
New Seasonal Cocktails
Twisted Spoke 501 N. Ogden Ave. 312-666-1500
Drawing from their stock of more than 400 whiskeys, the West Town bar debuts 11 fall elixirs and three toddies for $9 each—all identified by number—including 78 (Trybox Corn Whiskey, licorice stick, vanilla syrup, sassafras extract, mint and club soda on the rocks) and 18 (Leopold's New York Apple Whiskey, hot chai, cinnamon flake, star anise, honey and lemon zest, served in a mug). 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Acoustic Monday with Ian
Red Line Tap 7006 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-274-5463
Singer-songwriter Ian Broeker of Grizzly Sweets and the Rogers Park All Stars opens and closes the show with pop-Americana sets and brings in a surprise guest act to perform through the evening. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Tornado Relief Comedy Show
Laugh Factory 3175 N. Broadway 773-327-3175
WGN-TV morning news anchor Pat Tomasulo hosts a stand-up showcase featuring Liza Treyger, Sydney Adeniyi, Chris Bader and other headlining Chicago comedians who raise your spirits while raising cash and supplies to assist in tornado relief efforts. The American Red Cross is on site beginning at 7 a.m. to accept supplies and cash donations. 8 p.m. Free with donation.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Order issue 2 of Chicago-based cooking magazine Middlewest: http://www.middlewestmag.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.