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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

January 24, 2014|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

BACON PRIX FIXE
Sola
3868 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-327-3868
The Hawaiian-inspired restaurant warms up your winter with a three-course menu featuring lentil-bacon soup; bacon-wrapped cobia with black rice, Napa cabbage and barbecue vinaigrette; and an apple-bacon cinnamon egg roll with vanilla-miso ice cream, hoisin caramel and bacon brittle. Add wine pairings for $15 more. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Through Wednesday. $30.

MAC & CHEESE WEEK
WestEnd
1326 W. Madison St. 312-981-7100
Get your comfort food fix all week at the West Loop spot—along with six additional Four Corners Tavern Group bar—with daily-changing specials. Monday's is Chili Mac ($6); Tuesday, dine on spinach mac with mushrooms and Guinness-braised pork shoulder ($8). 5-10 p.m. Through Friday. Full restaurant list: fourcornerstaverns.com

DRINK

'THE BEER HUNTER' EVENT
The Gage
24 S. Michigan Ave. 312-372-4243
See the Chicago premiere of the documentary about beer and whiskey journalist Michael Jackson and discuss the craft beer scene with a panel featuring Moody Tongue Brewing Company's Jared Rouben, 5 Rabbit's Randy Mosher and master cicerone Pat Fahey, served up with beers from Half Acre, Revolution, Destihl, 5 Rabbit, Great Lakes and the Ale Syndicate, a souvenir glass, appetizers and themed prizes. Partial proceeds benefit the National Parkinson's Foundation. 6-10 p.m. Time. $40. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

DO

PRINTERS ROW: SHORT STORY NIGHT
Tribune Tower
435 N. Michigan Ave. 312-222-4369
Learn to spin a great tale with Nelson Algren Short Story Award-winners Stuart Dybek (1985), Billy Lombardo (2011), Joe Meno (2003) and Erika Schmidt (2013), who join Chicago Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor to discuss the craft of creative writing. 7-9 p.m. $20. Tickets: chicagotribune.com/features/books/printersrow

FRANKIE ROSE
Schubas
3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508
The Brooklyn-based indie rocker also known for her work with Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls and Crystal Stilts—who broke a year-long performance hiatus last July to open the 2013 Pitchfork Festival—returns to Chicago as part of a national tour in support of her new album, "Herein Wild." 8 p.m. $10. Tickets: schubas.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Register now for Old Fifth's Tuesday night euchre tournament beginning Feb. 11: facebook.com/oldfifth

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