Things to do for December 16, 2010

The Weekender

Sexy Santas, Caviar and a Mustache Party

The weekend is making a list, but just giving it a cursory glance, so you’re all good.

Ties with a Secret
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Ties with a Secret

The eggnog: spiked. The mistletoe: securely hung. The gifts: well... you’re almost there. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with an exclusive selection of winter-ready FIGS ties. Which leaves you with more time for quality-testing that eggnog.

Thursday
Burgers and Beer at Three Aces
HAMMER TIME

Burgers and Beer at Three Aces

You demand certain things from your burger. The Hammer of the Gods dinner has those things: grass-fed beef topped with bacon jam, porchetta, cheddar, a fried egg and bourbon-chicken liver pâté on a pretzel bun. It’s a bit much, but you’ll have plenty of beer and whiskey to wash it down.

Dec 16, 7-9pm, $20, Three Aces, 1321 W Taylor St, 312-243-1577

Friday
Merry Mustachmas VI
HAIRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Mustachmas VI

Your face has opened doors for you. Well, maybe not literally—unless, of course, your hands were full carrying drinks at the time. It’s a talent you’ll need this weekend when any man, woman or walrus sporting a little facial fuzz gets vodka drinks for just a buck at Schoolyard.

Saturday
Running of the Santas in the Gold Coast
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Running of the Santas in the Gold Coast

You love a wholesome holiday pageant. But you’ll take an unwholesome one in a pinch. Welcome to an all-day melee of Santas running amok in the Gold Coast at this annual pub crawl. Plus, you’ll vote for sexiest Santa. Yes, you’re ready for that bowl full of jelly.

Fat Rosie’s Opens in St. Charles
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Fat Rosie’s Opens in St. Charles

They’ve conquered the Mag Mile with Purple Pig. They’ve given Little Italy a kick in the meatballs with Davanti Enoteca. So Scott Harris and Jimmy Bannos’s next project: a St. Charles taco-and-tequila joint, naturally. It’s the Big Star of the Western suburbs.

Now open, Fat Rosie’s, 1890 W Main St, St. Charles, 630-762-0200

Tuesday
Blackbird Chef Commandeers Chalkboard
CHALK IT UP

Blackbird Chef Commandeers Chalkboard

The lauded chef of Blackbird is flying the coop to open his own place next year. Here you’ll get a preview of what he’ll be doing with braised pork belly, pumpkin churros and Scotch eggs and caviar. You knew caviar would be big in 2011.

Dec 21, 6:30pm cocktails, 7pm dinner, $70, Chalkboard, 4343 N Lincoln Ave, 773-477-7144

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