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Article updated: 1/9/2013 2:37 PM

Night life events: Skinny pairings help with resolutions

By Sara Hooker

RA Resolution keepers
It's easy to keep your new year's resolution at RA Sushi. Now through the end of February, order the skinny pairing -- a skinny drink along with a Hitokuchi sashimi and shrimp plate for $18. Drink choices are 160 calories or less and include the Colada-teenie and the Blueberry Fizz. Or try the Skinny Cucumberita -- made with Patron Silver, Citronage and agave nectar muddled together with fresh cucumber slices and lime.
RA Sushi has locations at 310 Yorktown Center, Lombard; 2601 Aviator Lane, Glenview; and 1139 N. State St., Chicago. rasushi.com.

Warm and spicy
Enjoy the final flavors of the holidays with the hot buttered pecan rum drink through the end of the month at Grass Fed. For $10, the drink includes a butter base, pecan-infused rum, hot water and chocolate bitters. Or try the Bloody Mary and Bloody Maria. The Bloody Mary is made with jalapeno-infused vodka, Bloody Mary mix and grass-fed jerky. The Bloody Maria has jalapeno-infused tequila instead of vodka.
Grass Fed, 1721 Damen Ave., Chicago. (773) 342-6000 or grassfedbucktown.com.

Gulliver's specials
Catch any game at Gulliver's Pizza and Pub. Weekend specials include $2 Coors Lite bottles, $4 Absolut cocktails and $4 RumChatas on Saturday. On Sunday, football specials include $2 Bud Light bottles and $3 Bloody Marys. Or swing by on Monday -- $3 Smirnoff cocktails and $2 Budweiser and Miller Lite drafts.
Gulliver's Pizza and Pub, 17W517 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace. (630) 691-1888 or gulliverspizza.com.

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