Things to do for November 18, 2010

The Weekender

Duck Fat Chips, Late-Night Jazz and Pre-Leftover Leftovers

Congratulations, the weekend gave you three stars.

Thursday
A Charlie Trotter Thanksgiving
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A Charlie Trotter Thanksgiving

Trotter’s To Go has created a movable feast for your Thanksgiving needs—five courses, with fixings like caviar, pumpkin almond soup and citrus-infused cranberry sauce. And for the pièce de résistance, you’ll choose between a whole roasted Amish turkey or an Australian grass-fed beef tenderloin. Traditionally, it’s carver’s call.

Grand Opening Bash at Three Aces
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Grand Opening Bash at Three Aces

Free martinis and pizza. Two surefire ways to make quick friends. So by the time the duck fat chips and pork fried nuts are passed around, you and Three Aces should be certified homies.

One-Third Off Everything at Haberdash
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One-Third Off Everything at Haberdash

Now that fall’s style trends have been firmly established (sadly, bearskin underwear didn’t make the cut), Haberdash is taking one-third off its entire inventory of seasonally appropriate sweaters, suits and coats this weekend. Score another one for procrastination.

Through Nov 21, Haberdash, 1350 N Wells St, 312-440-1300, 607 N State St, 312-624-8551

Friday
All-You-Can-Eat Meat at Fulton’s
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All-You-Can-Eat Meat at Fulton’s

You’ve made enough decisions today (good call on the tie, by the way). So for dinner, no more choosing. Have one of everything at Fulton’s: short rib sandwiches, tenderloin sliders, steak chili... They’ll even throw in a couple of beers—because pairing wine to chili isn’t easy.

New Late-Night Jazzing at Elate
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New Late-Night Jazzing at Elate

It’s late. You’re hungry. And you just met someone who would love to hear more about your encyclopedic knowledge of Miles Davis. You find yourself at Elate, snacking on Spanish cheeses, tapping your toes to the Tony Morrison Trio. Or someone’s toes, at least.

Fri-Sat, 11pm-2am, Elate, 111 W Huron St (at Clark), 312-202-9900

Monday
BYOB Pre-Thanksgiving at Brand BBQ
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BYOB Pre-Thanksgiving at Brand BBQ

This time next week, you’ll be carving your weight in white meat. So you should start on leftovers early at this fixed-course feast, where a sage-stuffing stuffed burger topped with smoked turkey, cranberry relish and bacon gravy is the star. No knife-sharpening required.

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