Tonight: Taste the Gold Coast

Plus: GTL in Lakeview and the Graduated Experience

Ashley Reyes

CHOW DOWN: Sample some of the best eats downtown has to offer by swinging over to Taste of the Gold Coast at the Sutton Place Hotel tonight. Restaurants such as Il Mulino, Tavern on Rush, Merlo on Maple and many more will feature gourmet menu items, along with Belgian-style beer from Goose Island. Entertainment includes a live jazz and a performance by vocalist Nan Mason and multi-instrumentalist Terry Higgins. 6-9 p.m., 21 E Bellevue Place, Tickets $60

GTL BABY! Lakeview's Uncle Fatty's Rum Resort offers a Gym, Tan, Laundry package for tonight's viewing of "Jersey Shore." A drawing will be held for one to receive a GTL Package that includes a gym membership, tanning gift certificate and rolls of quarters for laundry. While you're checking out the show, indulge in Uncle Fatty's soon to infamous "Ron Ron Juice," served in a fishbowl for $10. It's filled with "Jersey Shore" cast member Ronnie's favorite concoction of vodka, watermelon juice, cherries and cranberry juice. Other cash prizes will also be awarded. 9 p.m., 2833 North Sheffield Ave, No cover before 9

THE GRADUATED EXPERIENCE: Head to Wrigleyville's Wild Hare for some homegrown hip hop in the form of SB, a local rapper making waves in the industry following a feature in JET magazine, performances with the likes of Common and Erykah Badu, and a new single "Looking For A Claire Huxtable." Hip hop soul queen Kamilah Sumner also performs off the strength of an underground mixtape that included a track with Kanye West. 8 p.m., 3530 North Clark St, Tickets: $20-$100

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