So something good has come from this villainous, hat-stealing wind: an excuse to pop into Goorin’s Lakeview outpost and replace your cap. Don’t let the fact that they’re serving old-school cocktails and offering 30% off their new fall line distract you.
Things to do for October 28, 2010
Avec’s Return, Pumpkin Cocktails and the Anti-Halloween
The weekend only gives out the good stuff.
THE BLUEGRASS STEAK
The Rib Eye-Enhancing Powers of Bourbon Barrels
A 20-ounce dry-aged rib eye, like the one at Logan Square’s new British gastropub, stands on its own. But since the chef uses Kentucky Worcestershire sauce—mellowed in former bourbon oak casks—as a reduction, you may want to pair it with something from its native land. We suggest bourbon, but feel free to sing a little bluegrass.
Shoe Shines and Pumpkin Cocktails
Soon you’ll be bathed in zombie makeup and fake blood. At least your shoes will still look good. In addition to $5 cocktails like a Transylvania—vodka, Irish cream, pumpkin liqueur—you’ll get a free shoe shine from John Allan’s. Your Zombie Don Draper costume is complete.
You’ve been going through chorizo-stuffed Medjool date withdrawal. So first, the good news: Avec reopens tomorrow after nearly three months. Now, the better news: Chef Koren Grieveson has a few new tricks up her sleeve, like whole-roasted foie gras and housemade Nutella. Actually, those qualify as treats.
LOKal Anniversary Cocktail Party
The Bucktown eatery celebrates a year serving dinner by... not serving dinner. Instead, you’ll find a DJ, an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres like crab cakes with mimosa dressing. Which, of course, is the traditional one-year anniversary gift.
Anti-Halloween Party at Hub
Last week, we told you where to celebrate Halloween. Now, it’s only fair to tell you where not to celebrate. Hub’s offering $6 cocktails and half-price bottles of booze downstairs, yet there’s no costumes, no prizes and absolutely no Monster Mashing. (Okay, maybe a little.)
Dim Sum in the Dark at Sunda
On Halloween, strange things happen in the dark... so keep the footsie to a minimum as you share $8.88 plates of crab potstickers, shrimp dumplings and assorted maki rolls—which so few people give out on Halloween these days.