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  • Unwind with a new wine and cheese flight at MK.
Unwind with a new wine and cheese flight at MK. (Jeff Schear )
February 04, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Cidermaster Dinner

Sun Wah BBQ 5039 N. Broadway 773-769-1254

Wake up—and thaw out—your taste buds with a three-course Hong Kong-style prix-fixe dinner served with Sonoma Cider pairings which features such dishes as roasted salt-baked chicken, Hakka-style tofu and garlic fried ribs. 6 p.m. $35. Phone RSVP required.

Now Open

Blue Door Farm Stand 843 W. Armitage Ave. 773-935-2583

The new Lincoln Park cafe and gift shop features fresh bites with ingredients from local purveyors—including its namesake, Blue Door Farm, Oprah's former Indiana property—such as sweet potato hummus, blue cheese and walnut spread with Potter's Crackers ($6) and a French tuna salad sandwich with red pepper, artichoke hearts, green beans, red onion and basil on a Red Hen seven-grain roll ($10). 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

DRINK

Wine & Cheese Wednesday

MK 868 N. Franklin St. 312-482-9179

Slide over the midweek hump anytime between 5:30-9 p.m. with a tasting series in the lounge featuring three wine pours—2011 El Castro de Valtuille Mencia Joven Bierzo; 2011 Domain Chevillon Bourgogne Blanc; and 2010 Quivira Zinfandel—paired with cheeses from the same countries selected by pastry chef Lisa Bonjour—Coulommiers, Idiazabal and Billy Blue. $25.

DO

Trivia Night

Delish Diner 2018 W. Division St. 773-276-5200

Show off your smarts at this festival of factoids hosted by Geeks Who Drink where you could win a Delish Diner gift card. Prep yourself with an $8 burger and tallboy combo featuring your choice of a veggie or beef burger served with a PBR, Schlitz, Old Style or Old Style Light. 8 p.m. No cover.

Reading Under The Influence

Sheffield's 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989

Get ready for a literary hangover with original tales and themed trivia contests for book prizes featuring "Just Off Rodeo" web series writer Matt Martin, The Little Dinner Party blogger John J. Accrocco, 7 Stories reading series contributor Claire Longeway and Chicago writer Oliver Hunt. 7:30 p.m. $3.

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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