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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • A traditional Italian feast of the seven fishes takes place Monday at J. Rocco.
A traditional Italian feast of the seven fishes takes place Monday at J.… (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago…)
December 19, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Wing Night

Fountainhead 1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204

Chicken wing choices abound with homemade sauce options including Belly Fire, Domaine DuPage BBQ, Georgia Mustard BBQ, Ginger Sesame Soy, Spicy BBQ and—for the truly adventurous—Burn Your Face Off. Order a pound for $9, two pounds for $17 or three pounds for $26. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Feast of the Seven Fishes

J. Rocco 749 N. Clark St. 312-475-0271

Go Italian with this traditional seven-course seafood menu inspired by owner Joseph Frasca's favorite family recipes with such dishes as seared scallop with truffle honey; lobster sauteed with garlic, tomato and saffron in risotto; shrimp meatballs; and Perch Alla Mugnaia. 5-11 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. $48.

DRINK

Festivus Trivia

Sidebar 221 N. LaSalle St. 312-739-3900

Sharpen your wits with $4 craft bottles and drafts or $5 Svedka vodka cocktails and show off your mental "feats of strength" during questions about "Seinfeld" and the parody holiday that the show made famous—which occurs on Dec. 23. The winning player or team scores a $100 gift card to Sidebar. 6-8 p.m. No cover.

Tiki Night

The Barrelhouse Flat 2624 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-0421

Escape the cold $9 Demerara rum-based tropical specials including the Zombie, the Privateer's Old Fashioned and the classic Mai Tai. Or warm up with $7 hot mulled cider made with Seedling Orchards' farmer cider and spiked with Maison Rouge cognac and rum. 6 p.m.-4 a.m.

DO

Purely Fashion Pop-Up Shop

900 North Michigan Shops 900 N. Michigan Ave., level four 312-915-3916

Finish up your shopping at a brick-and-mortar version of Chicago entrepreneur Jeremiah Green's designer discovery app—through Dec. 24 only—which features handbags, jewelry, men's accessories, cocktail attire and more from established and emerging designers. 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday. Designers: purelyapp.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Monday and Tuesday are your final chances to visit Daley Plaza's Christkindlmarket before it closes for the season.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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