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May 30, 2012 | By Samantha Nelson, For RedEye
EAT BEAT IT Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Drive 312-334-7777 Soak up some culture on your lunch break by catching a performance from the Chicago Academy for the Arts Repertory Dance Company at "Eat to the Beat. " Bring your own food, or grab something from one of the food trucks parked outside. $5. Noon. DRINK MIXED UP Society Art Gallery, 2140 W. Fulton St.312-523-6128 Meet someone new at monthly networking bash #MIXANDMINGLE. The party includes an open bar and appetizers, plus live music and a D.J. $10. 7 p.m.-midnight.
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NEWS
May 23, 2012 | By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye
EAT Food truck party - the sequel 694 Wine & Spirits, 694 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-492-6620 Get your bad self down to Food Truck A Go-Go 2: Electric Boogaloo, where a posse of gourmet food trucks including Don Rafa and Gigi's Bake Shop pull up outside the River West bar for your dining pleasure. Make your selections on the sidewalk, then head inside to savor your vittles with a cocktail. 6-9 p.m. DRINK Brews cruise Moonshine Brewing Company, 1824 W. Division St. 773-862-8686 Take an on-site brewery tour with local producer J.D. McCormick and get tips on making standout beers during this Chicago Craft Beer Week event.
NEWS
May 1, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
Let's get digital. Mayor Emanuel tonight will host his third Facebook town hall meeting to discuss topics such as food trucks and education reform. The hour-long event is set to begin at 6 p.m., livestreaming at facebook.com/chicagomayorsoffice and livestream.com/chicagomayorsoffice . Seven hundred people submitted more than 300 questions at askchicago.org for the session, said Kevin Hauswirth, Emanuel's director of social media. Participants voted on which questions the mayor should address.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2011 | By Lisa Arnett and Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
2008 was the year of bacon. In 2010, we went gaga for Stephanie Izard's Girl & the Goat . Though 2011 may go down in history as the year you spent an obscene amount of time trying to get tickets to Next while you were supposed to be working, Grant Achatz's restaurant isn't all that made it a notable year in dining and nightlife. Twenty years from now when we reminisce over a futuristic cocktail encased in a sphere of ice (Just kidding, you can order that at The Aviary now)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2011 | By Renee Mailhiot and For RedEye
Food trucks have been popping up all over the city as part of the latest culinary craze, but they still face the challenge of on-board cooking being illegal according to local laws. While fans continue to lobby the city for change, some truck owners have been able to give their business some staying power by turning their mobile brand into permanent storefronts. Homage Street Food Opening a restaurant inspired by global street food has always been the plan for husband-and-wife duo Mike and Elaine Maloney.
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