Things to do for November 26, 2010

The Weekender

Biscuit Brunch, Smoked Ham and Toys

The weekend is your beautiful dark twisted fantasy.

Friday
Paradise Empanadas Opens in Lakeview
HANDY ANDES

Paradise Empanadas Opens in Lakeview

Ah, Chile. You know its majestic peaks. Its bold wines. You may have heard something about some miners recently, too. But what you really love: the empanadas. This homey café offers a dozen kinds, along with six kinds of steak sandwiches and... banana splits, in case you get homesick.

Now open, Paradise Empanadas, 3204 N Broadway, 773-472-6327

Old Town Social’s Holiday Meat
SAUSAGEFEST

Old Town Social’s Holiday Meat

Old Town Social has decided that your holidays need—what else?—more sausage. Now you can order its housemade sopressata, finocchiona and summer sausage to go, or as a gift set. Better yet, order a big cherrywood-smoked ham—because nothing says happy holidays like pork.

Sunda Toy Drive Discount
TOYING WITH THEM

Sunda Toy Drive Discount

Your weekend dinner agenda just got more playful. Bring something to Sunda during their holiday toy drive, and they’ll reward your generosity with a $20 gift card you can use toward dinner. To sweeten the pot, they’re kicking things off with a cocktail reception. Do it for the kids.

Now through Dec 10, reception Nov 26, 5-7pm, Sunda, 110 W Illinois St, 312-644-0500, RSVP here

Sunday
Men’s Sale at Sofia Vintage Shop
A GOOD VINTAGE

Men’s Sale at Sofia Vintage Shop

We can’t really picture you throwing an elbow for discounted flat-screens. But we can see you sauntering into this well-stocked vintage shop on Sunday, when everything from denim to vintage T-shirts and outerwear is 10% off. You’ve got one hell of a saunter.

New Fall Brunch at the Bristol
BISCUITS

New Fall Brunch at the Bristol

Brunch at the Bristol has returned. This time, your housemade bacon and gravy biscuits have company—in the form of more lunch items. Duck fat fries. Bourbon-braised mussels with pickled jalapeño. Double burgers. Consider those the reinforcements.

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