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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, October 19

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Demystifying Seafood @ Fox & Obel

Everyone says seafood is so easy. Oh, stick a piece of orange roughy in the oven for dinner, it's sooooooooo easy. Easy if you can remember all those little porportions (4 oz at 400 degrees for 40 minutes... That doesn't seem right. Maybe it's 40 oz at 4 degrees for 400 minutes... Wait.) Easy if you have no shame when it comes to over poaching a shrimp, or sauteing a slab of skin-on salmon. If not... well it's not so easy after all.

Not so, says Fox & Obel, and corporate executive chef Michael Grieb is out to prove them right. For $45 and an hour and a half of your time, he'll take you through the basics of cooking seafood through a variety of different methods, and with the aid of several different fishy friends. On the menu so far is lake trout, walleye pike, and wine. Okay, so that last one isn't a fish. You caught me. Anything else you buy in the market on your way out is 10% off.

Fox & Obel, 401 E. Illinois, Thursday, September 11, 6-7:30pm. RSVP here, or call 312.379.0139 to save your place.

Lymbyc Systym @ Bottom Lounge

Lymbyc System, This Will Destroy You, Oceans and The Alaya Conscious will bring post-rock drone and melodic, complex instrumentals to Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St. Shows start at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance. 21+



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