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Monday, October 18

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Event Fri Jul 01 2011

Looking for 4th of July plans?

If you're still scrambling for Fourth of July plans and finding out that all of your friends rented a lake house without you, never fear. We've got a few local options that may have your outbound friends changing their plans.

Longman & Eagle is hosting roasting a whole Slagel Farm hog, Cuban style, on their patio for the stragglers left in the city. They'll be serving corn on the cob, bacon, spring onion potato salad, baked beans & coleslaw for $20 a person, excluding beverages (though I'm sure Jared will have something delightfully patriotic up his sleeve). Begins Monday at 5pm.

If you're feeling brave to face the crowds at the Lake, Oak Street Beach Restaurant is also roasting a hog and serving sugarcane-melon margaritas, all-you-can style for $30. Monday 2-6pm.

Bangers & Lace is hosting its own backyard barbeque, all weekend long. Friday through Monday, they'll have horseshoe pits and $1 hot dogs, plus a fine selection of American beers. Come Monday, they will host a horseshoe tournament with prizes including the B&L Beer of the Month Club. Friday through Monday, 12pm-5pm.

Mucca Pazza, a self-described "circus marching band" will play playing down at Millennium Park as part of the Downtown Sound Series at 6:30pm Monday. But before you hit the bandshell, stop by eno wine room at the Fairmont on Michigan and grab a grownup Popsicle-- a winesicle! They're currently serving Sagiovesicles and Sauvignon Blancsicles for $3.

And if you need a picnic-to-go for the Mucca Pazza show, stop off first at Fox and Obel for their old-fashioned 3 course 4th of July prix fixe: iceberg wedge salad, fried chicken with mashed potatoes and apple pie. $15.99 per person. Available after 5pm.

Happy 4th Chicago!

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Courtney / July 1, 2011 10:13 AM

Rib fest in Naperville is also a great thing to go to over the holiday weekend. You can find out more details about it Link text

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