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By Staff in Food on Apr 27, 2011 5:20PM

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If you haven’t ventured inside cibo matto before, now is the time. The restaurant is hosting a special event tonight called “Perfect Pairs,” which will combine small bites and champagnes. Scared of cibo matto’s prices? The event is only $20 per person, and a sommelier will be on hand to tell you more about the pairings. It runs from 6-7 p.m. tonight - great for an after work treat. Call 312-239-9502 for more information or to reserve a spot. (201 N. State Street).

Tonight is the debut of “Tables for Two” at Lokal. The Wicker Park eatery will be offering a special prix fixe meal for two every Wednesday. For $36 (for both of you), the dining couple will get a shared appetizer and two entrees. Try the lobster pierogi appetizer and finish with the seared scallops with tomato jam - two of our favorites. The deal starts at 5 p.m. tonight. Call 773-904-8113 to make a reservation. (1904 W. North Avenue)

Tonight is also Bourbon and BBQ night at one sixtyblue. Get three styles of barbecue for only $12 and pair it with a selected craft bourbon for an extra $6. Also, there will be blues from musician Gerry Hunt from 6-9 p.m. (1440 W. Randolph St.)


Tonight's Northwest Chicago Film Society Screening at the Portage Theater is Maurice Chavalier's The Smiling Lieutenant. Ernst Lubitsch's musical, one of the first Hollywood ever produced, pits Chevalier in a love triangle between Claudette Colbert and Miriam Hopkins, with international implications. (4040 N. MIlwaukee Ave., 7:30 p.m., $5)