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Things to do for August 19, 2010
Crab Legs, Epic Beer-ing and... Swedes
The weekend connects with you on a deep, emotional level.
There are lots of reasons you’ll attend a party. Maybe it’s a fund-raiser. Maybe the host is a big-name pro athlete. Maybe there will be free-flowing vodka, tables piled high with king crab legs, shrimp cocktail and fried chicken. So, basically, tonight Cubs starter Ryan Dempster has you covered.
<i>Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</i> Screening
You’ve seen the book everywhere. You may even have considered giving it a read. But here’s an easier way: watch the movie. With cocktails. In the South Loop. And, sure, throw in some temporary dragon tattoos. Just be warned: it’s in Swedish with subtitles, so some reading is still required.
Crispy Pig Face at Girl & The Goat
When staring down the prospect of a wood-oven roasted pig face, even an adventurous eater like you may want a shot of liquid courage. Good thing this smoky dish—which is rounded out by tamarind, cilantro and a fried egg topper, and doesn’t look much like a face at all—offers flavor that’s the perfect complement for bourbon’s smokier notes. Try not to squeal.
25% Off at Sola
Casually mention Foodie Friday when making reservations at Sola for Friday night, then feast on braised short ribs, Berkshire pork and Wagyu hanger steaks as usual. But when your bill arrives, something will be missing: 25% of the cost. Try to look surprised.
Mad Decent Block Party
That sweaty melee of booze and music takes up its residence in front of the Hideout, now sponsored by Mad Decent, an East Coast dance label. Kid Sister, Willy Joy and others lead the charge, Goose Island provides food and beer, and a dunk tank provides the much-needed cooldown.
Ernest Hemingway. Frank Lloyd Wright. The guy who does Homer Simpson’s voice. Oak Park has sent some great talent into the world. Saturday, great talent comes back to it—in the form of 25 microbreweries offering 50 beers, along with live music and general merriment. Consider it a small thank-you to the town for giving us Betty White.