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  • Red Door recently introduced a vegan prix-fixe menu on Tuesdays.
Red Door recently introduced a vegan prix-fixe menu on Tuesdays. (Lenny Gilmore / RedEye )
May 05, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Vegan Prix Fixe Series

Red Door 2118 N. Damen Ave. 773-697-7221

The Bucktown restaurant debuts a Tuesday night option featuring a weekly changing, four-course menu that kicks off with such dishes as a savory buckwheat okonomiyaki pancake topped with local asparagus, pickled spring onions, vegan sour cream, shiso herb and red miso. Thirsty? Add a flight of half-pour wine pairings for $10 more. 5 p.m.-midnight. $29.

No Diet Day

Delightful Pastries 1710 N. Wells St. 312-255-0724

Dine on selections from the expanded brunch menu including the British Mob Movie (sunny-side-up eggs, pan-fried potatoes, tomato-braised beans with mixed vegetables, extra-thick-cut bacon and blood sausage; $9.95). 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

DRINK

Spring Cocktail Menu

Unite Urban Grill 1450 W. Chicago Ave. 312-455-8900

The West Town spot unveils its new sidewalk cafe where you can sip $11 offerings from the new cocktail program inspired by various Chicago neighborhoods such as the Pilsen (scotch, cognac, pineapple syrup, orange bitters, black tea) and the West Town (tequila, pear and cherry liqueurs, lime juice). 5-10 p.m. No cover.

DO

'Vieux Carre'

Raven Theatre 6157 N. Clark St. 773-338-2177

Think your neighbors are eccentric? You're not alone. Raven Theatre presents Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play about the characters he meets when he takes a room in a run-down boarding house in New Orleans' French Quarter. 7:30 p.m. Through June 28. $22-$36. Tickets: raventheatre.com

Tuesday Funk

Hopleaf 5148 N. Clark St. 773-334-9851

Get funky at the 69th edition of this eclectic monthly reading series with local authors James Finn Garner ("Politically Correct Bedtime Stories"), Melissa Wiley, Gint Aras ("Finding the Moon in Sugar"), Dustin Monk and You're Being Ridiculous series founder Jeremy Owens, plus hosts Eden Robins and Andrew Huff. 7:30 p.m. No cover.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Celebrate The Guild Literary Complex's 25th anniversary at May 15 benefit at Victory Gardens: guildcomplex.org

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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