Things to do for September 16, 2010

The Weekender

Bourbon Fudgesicles, Brunch for Dinner and Lebowski

The weekend is the week’s salted rim.

Thursday
Bourbon Fudgesicles at Prairie Fire
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Bourbon Fudgesicles at Prairie Fire

There are things in life you want to do, things that you should do, and things you must do. Licking the Bourbon Fudgesicle, Prairie Fire’s latest attempt to blur the line between childhood nostalgia and hard liquor, is that precious thing that transcends all three.

Now available, Prairie Fire, 215 N Clinton St (between Lake and Fulton), 312-382-8300

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Bourbon and Pulled Pork at Lillie’s Q

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Bourbon and Pulled Pork at Lillie’s Q

We think it’s time for a whiskey toast. (We’ll figure out a reason later.) Luckily, Lillie’s Q’s pulled pork—which you can slather with four styles of sauce—is available in convenient sandwich form. So you can eat and hoist your bourbon at the same time.

411: Lillie’s Q, 1856 W North Ave (at Wolcott), 773-772-5500
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Guinness Mixology at Timothy O’Toole’s
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Guinness Mixology at Timothy O’Toole’s

You can mix Guinness with almost anything and hit upon a classic cocktail: champagne (the Black Velvet), port (the Midnight), cider (the Snakebite), other beer (Black and Tan). This basement tavern’s class lets you try them all, though mixing Guinness with another Guinness is also encouraged.

Breakfast for Dinner at Wave
NEW WAVE

Breakfast for Dinner at Wave

You have nothing against brunch, other than the early start time. So stumble into Wave tonight for a five-course breakfast-for-dinner soiree of salmon blinis, french toast, fried chicken and waffles, plus mimosas and Goose Island Matilda. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the night.

Saturday
Celebrating Lebowski Fest
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Celebrating Lebowski Fest

This two-day celebration of the Coen brothers’ top bowling-related cinematic accomplishment has become an annual tradition of film screenings, live music and 7-10 splits. It culminates on Saturday with a bowling party and costume contest. Finally, your terrycloth bathrobe will get the recognition it deserves.

Music for Boozers at Maria’s
VINYL ACT

Music for Boozers at Maria’s

In case the fact that an old bar/liquor store combo has suddenly become a hipster destination on the South Side isn’t strange enough, Saturday there is dedicated to Mad Men-era oddball vinyl artifacts—like Music for Swingin’ Bowlers and Music to Recline By (In a Berkline Chair). Bring your own Berkline chair.

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