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09/10/09

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The weekend is heading for the 40, the 30, the 20...it could go all the way...
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PERKS

1 New Perk

This week's perk brings you a Russian avant-cabaret show courtesy of Stolichnaya, which means you'll have a few cocktails to go along with all the body-painted contortionists. We're pretty sure that counts as the best Russia has to offer...
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JE NE SAIS QUOI

Paris in Chicago Patio Party

Ah, Paris. So many charming cafés, yet so difficult to get to on Thursdays after work (thanks a lot, CTA). But on days like today, Bistro 110's patio soiree, with complimentary mini bistro baguettes (stuffed with deliciousness like smoked duck breast, roasted pine nuts and dried peaches) and $5 glasses of wine, is the next best thing to a nonstop flight.
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5:30-8:30pm, Sept 10, Bistro 110, 110 E. Pearson St, 312-266-3110

ROLL OUT THE BARREL

Tableside Keg Service at Small Bar

Most of the time, you're content with this Division Street staple on the strength of its irresistible burgers alone. But lately, you've been yearning for that little something extra. A 10-pint keg of Bitburger or Köstritzer wheeled out and propped on wooden keg stand next to your table should scratch that itch.
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Now available, $40, Small Bar, 2049 W. Division, 773-772-2727
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WINE & SHINE

Windy City Wine Festival

You'll be sipping 250 different wines at this open-air bacchanal (so, you know, your regular weekend routine). And to multiply your decadence, you'll be indulging in cuisine prepared by everyone from the Billy Goat Tavern to Trader Vic's—for when you're ready to trade Dionysian for Polynesian.
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$25-$30, 4-10pm Sept 11, 3-10pm Sept 12, Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 847-382-1480, tickets here
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CHILAQUILES

Sombrero Brunch at Angels & Mariachis

The new huevos-and-tequila-fueled afternoon fiesta at Wicker Park's rock cantina offers half off the booze bill just for wearing your wide-brimmed finest (the sombrero-less can buy one there, too). Finally, wearing that sombrero of yours to brunch hits pay dirt—and to think, they just laughed at the Bongo Room.
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11am-3pm, Saturdays and Sundays, Angels & Mariachis, 1721 W. Division St, 773-227-7772

CUTLER

Tailgating at Bar Louie

You have a lot of ways to take in the Bears' season opener, but we can't think of anything better than dime chicken wings, $2 Coors (in honor of Denver transplant Jay Cutler, obviously) and a chance to win tickets to the Super Bowl—you'd hate to miss Cutler's Miami debut.
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11am-2am, Sept 13, all locations, including 3545 N. Clark St, 773-296-2500

CUTLER PART II

Bears and Bocadillos at Eivissa

If cheap wings and domestics beers aren't really your scene, go the David Beckham route (i.e. via Spain) at this modern tapas retreat. They'll have the game on in the bar, plus $10 Spanish beer-and-bocadillos deals, so you can pair your San Miguel with a grilled Black Angus tenderloin and Manchego. Ole, Jay!
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During NFL games, Eivissa, 1531 N. Wells St, 312-654-9500
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