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Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

May 08, 2014|By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye

EAT

(Free!) Ko-Po Ma BBQ

Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar 960 W. 31st St. 773-890-0588

Kimchi-topped Polish sausages are the stars of this free barbecue—which also includes side dishes—on the Bridgeport bar's expanded patio, which you can complement with $4 Tiger Lager beers. Arrive at 5 p.m. for an On the Table community-building discussion with folks from the Chicago Community Trust. 5:30-7:30 p.m. No cover.

Anniversary Party

Enoteca Roma 2146 W. Division St. 773-772-7700

The restaurant celebrates a decade on Division with an Italian buffet dinner featuring 20 square feet of polenta (topped with venison Bolognese, homemade sausage, cremini mushrooms and four-cheese sauce), caprese skewers, pizza rustica and bruschetta flights. Admission includes four drink tickets plus live and DJ music. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $40-$50. Tickets: bit.ly/1rxXuMv

Burger Fest

Rockit Bar & Grill 22 W. Hubbard St. 312-645-6000

In observance of National Burger Month, chef Amanda Downing creates a week's worth of daily changing $14 specialties, which kicks off with a Bulgogi Bison Burger (Monday only) made with a bulgogi-glazed bison patty and cucumber kimchi on a steamed bao bun with garlic-sesame fries. The fest also takes place Tuesday-Friday at Rockit Burger Bar (3700 N. Clark St.). 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Through Friday.

DRINK

Nine For Nine

Paris Club Bistro & Bar 59 W. Hubbard St. 312-595-0800

Mixologist Paul McGee created a rotating menu of nine summer cocktails for $9 each, which includes such concoctions as the Clover Club (gin, lemon, raspberry, egg white) and the Diablo (tequila, cassis liqueur, lime, ginger beer). 4-10 p.m. No cover. 

DO

Solitaire Redux

The Public House Theatre 3914 N. Clark St. 800-650-6449

See solo sets from 11 Chicago queens of comedy in this second annual showcase featuring The Second City mainstage cast member Chelsea Devantez ("Depraved New World"), The Second City e.t.c. performer Punam Patel, Impress These Apes Season Six winner Jo Scott and others. 8 p.m. $7. Tickets: pubhousetheatre.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend on Lake Shore Drive at Bike the Drive on May 25. Register here: bikethedrive.org

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