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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

A burlesque show, pre-Mardi Gras seafood, and more to look forward to.

Blackened redfish at Shaw’s Crab House   Photo: Anjali Pinto

Monday, February 1

Stuff yourself with seafood in advance of Fat Tuesday at Shaw’s Crab House (21 E. Hubbard St., River North, 312-527-2722). They’ll have a special New Orleans-inspired menu running through Mardi Gras (February 9), including oyster po’boys, jambalaya, and a crawfish boil (only available Sunday through Tuesday).

Tuesday, February 2

Starting tonight, the California Clipper (1002 N. California Ave., Humboldt Park, 773-384-2547) will put on a burlesque showcase every Tuesday night in February. You can sip a cocktail or two while taking in performances from Eva la Feva, Indie-Lou, and more (the show starts at 9:30 and there’s a new act every 15 to 20 minutes). Cover is $10.

Wednesday, February 3

Get acquainted with six standout wines from France at the latest installment of the Sommelier for a Day wine tasting at III Forks (180 N. Field Blvd., Lakeshore East, 312-938-4303). Your $20 entry fee includes samples of all six bottles and hors d’oeuvres. Call the restaurant to RSVP for the event, which starts at 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 4

Today marks Bistronomic’s (840 N. Wabash St., Gold Coast, 312-944-8400) fifth birthday, so starting tonight, they’ll have a full week of specials to celebrate. In addition to a two-course dinner for two (including a glass of Gruet Rose or a Sapphire Blue cocktail) for $55, the restaurant will have $5 desserts and plates of steak frites for $20.11, among several other deals.

Sunday, February 7

Planning a Super Bowl party but getting lazy about the cooking? Goddess and Grocer (multiple area locations, see goddessandgrocer.com) has a catering menu available that’s heavy on the wings, meatballs, and cookies. Call 773-292-7100 to order.

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