A new winter menu launches at Frontier. (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Frontier 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322
Put on your game face for chef Brian Jupiter's seasonal, stick-to-your-ribs cuisine featuring Texas-style barbecue rabbit leg with succotash ($18) and wood pigeon with cornbread dressing, greens and gravy ($19). Or go traditional with a smoked, bone-in pork chop with Southern potato salad, cornbread and spicy kale slaw ($22). 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Dinner for Four
Urban Belly 1400 W. Randolph St. 773-583-0500
Grab three pals for this family-style, shareable meal which includes choices of two sides, two dumpling varieties, a rice dish and two noodle entrees—such as beef brisket with wide rice noodles and red curry or chicken katsu with rice cakes, mango and Korean chili broth—plus maple-glazed mini-doughnuts with Vietnamese cinnamon for dessert and a glass of wine for each. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Through Dec. 31. $25 per person.
Lottie's Pub 1925 W. Cortland St. 773-489-0738
Get toasty with $7 warm-up libations including Krispy Cream Hot Chocolate made with Kringle Cream liqueur; Italian Cider made with Tuaca liqueur, hot apple cider and a cinnamon stick; or the Hot Tennessee Toddy made with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, hot water, lemon and cloves and served with a tea bag. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Berlin 954 W. Belmont Ave. 773-348-4975
The native Chicago electro-pop and hip-hop artist and BET Award nominee ("Pro Nails," "Right Hand Hi") joins the Total Therapy crew plus Brooklyn producer Dan2600 and Baltimore artist Schwarz as part of the club's weekly Stardust parties. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $5. RSVP: do312.com
"One Night Only"
Stage 773 1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252
The Second City's Michael Girts, director TJ Shanoff ("Rod Blagojevich Superstar") and musical improv conservatory creator Mike Descoteaux plus a cast of Chicagoans perform a new improvised musical each night based on audience suggestion featuring singing, dancing, rhyming, reprises and free play. 8 p.m. Through Saturday. $15. Tickets: onenightonlynyc.com
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Too early for Valentine's Day? We think not. Get tickets for The Valentine's Love Affair with Fantasia and Musiq Soulchild Feb. 15 at the Arie Crown: ticketmaster.com
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.