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04/25/12

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ROES AND ROES

How to Beat the High Cost of Caviar

The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. Ha, ha. We all laughed. Well, no one’s laughing now that the caviar is too damn high. But the Fishguy is the fish-roe version of Jimmy McMillan, slashing all caviar prices by 50%. Populism at its most elitist.
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Through Apr 28, The Fishguy Market, 4423 N Elston Ave, 773-283-7400
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A New Second-Floor Den of Kung Pao

“... and then one day, I looked up and saw it. A new—yet very classic—Chinese restaurant appeared right in the middle of River North.” That’s the ending of a new book about your harrowing search for good five-spice crispy duck. Sorry about the spoiler.
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Now open, Topwok, 58 E Ontario St, 2nd Fl, 312-202-0808
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DAPPER DONNIES

Dressing Like You Own Avec

Chefs used to be the new rock stars. That became boring. Now they’re the new male models. Abetting them: Haberdash’s spring lookbook featuring everyone from Donnie Madia (Avec, Big Star) to Curtis Duffy (the forthcoming Grace)—with recipes, too. To celebrate: a tequila blowout, naturally.
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Apr 26, 6-9pm, Haberdash, 611 N State St (near Ontario), 312-646-7870, RSVP here
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BREWING

A Little Beer-and-Cheese Festival

You like to get to know the person making your beer. And your cheese. And your whiskey. And so on. So prepare to do a lot of glad-handing—and sampling—when Pastoral brings together the finest small-batch makers of... well, anything you can imagine, really... to meet you.
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Apr 28, 11am-3pm, Pastoral, 131 N Clinton St (near Randolph), 312-454-2200

DEAD DRUNK

Drinking with the Zombies

Pesky zombies. They’re back. They want braaaains. No, wait: beeeer. They want beeeer. The costumed pranksters of Zombie Pub Crawl invade the saloons of North Clark Street for the fifth straight year. Fittingly, it’s a tradition that just won’t die.
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Apr 28, 2-8pm, $25, begins at pH Comedy Theater, 1515 W Berwyn Ave (near Clark), register here
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