(Courtesy of Frasca Pizzeria )
Breakfast Service Launch
Chuck's: A Kerry Simon Kitchen 224 N. Michigan Ave. 312-334-6700
Start your day at the revamped restaurant from Evanston native and "Iron Chef" contestant and judge Simon with such options as $12 red velvet pancakes or a $14 Down South (three eggs, biscuits and gravy and hash browns). 6-11 a.m. for breakfast; restaurant closes at 11 p.m.
Melts for Meals
Little Market Brasserie 10 E. Delaware Place 312-640-8141
Bite into melty comfort food for a good cause with a special sandwich from chef Guillermo Tellez featuring gruyere, bacon, parsley chimichurri and onion marmalade on seeded rye. Partial proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels Chicago program. 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Through Jan. 31. $14.50.
Pizza Week Kickoff
Frasca 3358 N. Paulina St. 773-248-5222
The Roscoe Village spot launches a week of daily specials starting with half off all wine bottles including Frescobaldi Castiglioni chianti from Tuscany (regularly $34). Order a $9-$15 pizza—such as Roasted Potato with onions, bacon, fingerlings and three cheeses ($12)—and take home a free pizza cutter. 4:30-10 p.m.
Webster's Wine Bar 1480 W. Webster Ave. 773-868-0608
Get a fresh take on the new year with tales on the theme of "Fresh and Clean: Stories of Brand New" from The Public Square director Alice Kim, company member Andrew Reilly and local writers Maureen Riley and Vince Pagan. Pair them up with a four-wine flight—one served with each story—for $10 more. 7 p.m. $20. Tickets: 2ndstory.com
(Free!) On Grace & Politics
Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th St. 773-702-2787
Solo performer and National Humanities Medal-winner Anna Deavere Smith—in town for a Jan. 21 workshop performance of her new, politically-themed piece "On Grace"—discusses current events with Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle. U of C Institute of Politics director and Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod moderates. 7 p.m.
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