Eat & Drink

Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

Three reasons to eat pizza, an afternoon tea and more things to do in Chicago today, Mon. Feb. 8.

EAT

National Pizza Day

Max & Leo's

1500 N. Clybourn Ave. 312-973-4920

The restaurant located within Lincoln Park's Kings Bowl celebrates by giving free coal-fired pizzas to the first 20 visitors, offering half-price pies to anyone who mentions National Pizza Day and holding a drawing awarding free pizza for a year. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Now Open

Vanille

3243 N. Broadway 773-868-4574

The bakery, which also has locations in Lincoln Park and the Chicago French Market, serves macarons, croissants and cookies along with making wedding cakes. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

DRINK

Young Life Benefit

Lagunitas Brewing Company Taproom

1843 S. Washtenaw Ave. 503-989-4040

Buy a beer and the proceeds will be donated to the inner-city outreach ministry. The bash also includes brewery tours, Lou Malnati's pizza and live music. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $10-$15. Tickets: eventbrite.com

Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

11 E. Walton St. 312-646-1300

Snack on shrimp dumplings, bean curd vegetable rolls, roast duck tea sandwiches and Chinese-inspired pastries including candied ginger orange scones paired with loose leaf teas from Rare Tea Cellar. The menu is available through Feb. 15. 1-5 p.m. $45.

DO

'Far From Heaven'

Stage 773

1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of the musical based on the 2002 film about a seemingly perfect couple in 1957 suburban Connecticut whose world is unraveled by secret longing and forbidden desires. 7:30 p.m. $35. Tickets: porchlightmusictheatre.org

HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAY

Corridor Brewery & Provisions (3446 N. Southport Ave. 773-270-4272) offers your choice of 10-inch pizza and any pint of beer for $14 from 5-10 p.m.

Want to learn how to brew beer or make a craft cocktail? Click here for cocktail classes in Chicago.

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