• Eric “Guitar” Davis

Music

Show: Eric “Guitar” Davis “Most modern rock-styled ‘blooze’ guitarists leave me cold, if not nauseated, but occasionally a hot-blooded pyrotechnician like Eric ‘Guitar’ Davis manages to imbue the usual fusillades with genuine musical merit,” writes David Whiteis.

9:30 PM, B.L.U.E.S., 2519 N. Halsted, 773-528-1012, chicagobluesbar.com, $10.

Dinner: The Counter “There must be some latent anti-west coast bias in me that initially smirked at the idea of a bunless ‘burger bowl,’ what the folks behind exploding Santa Monica burger chain the Counter call what is essentially a burger salad. But the two I sampled, belonging to a pair of carb-conscious but pleasure-loving eaters, were really tasty,” writes Mike Sula.

670 W. Diversey Pkwy., 773-935-1995, thecounterburger.com