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Go fishing in the Loop and get a free meal



On Sundays through Sept. 25, you can vie to be one of a lucky quintet that gets to go fishing in the Chicago Cultural Center and have your catch fried up in a free dinner at South Water Kitchen.

The fishy deal is part of “Jim Zimpel: Angle,” an interactive installation featuring artistically-crafted fishing rods, bait buckets, and a 500-gallon fish tank filled with 100 bluegills. The installation is part of a larger Chicago Cultural Center exhibit, “Industry of the Ordinary: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi,” that showcases the art in everyday experiences.

Every Sunday at 2 p.m., five museum-goers get to go fishing in the tank. South Water Kitchen’s Chef Roger Waysok, a fishing enthusiast, will then cook it up, free, with a side dish of microgreens grown in the exhibit’s tank. (Or winners can release their fish into the Chicago River.)

For a chance to go urban fishing, enter the drawing at the exhibit or e-mail your full name, telephone number and age to with “ANGLE” in the subject line.