Things to do for February 03, 2011

The Weekender

Cross-Country Brewskis, Human Candy Canes and Dragons

The weekend is plowing a path to your door.

Thursday
A Beer for X-Country Skiers
A BREW SKI

A Beer for X-Country Skiers

After the last 48 hours, you deserve a beer... if only you could get to a bar. LoKal is giving anyone who cross-country skis into their Wicker Park spot a few Polish brews for their effort, plus a $5 pickle-and-cheese platter. You’ll always do what you need to survive.

Feb 3, LoKal, 1904 W North Ave, 773-904-8113

Tater Tots Week at Fedora
TOT-A-LING TOWN

Tater Tots Week at Fedora

With all the snow, you almost forgot National Tater Tot week. This off-kilter little joint is offering skewers of tots with artichoke fritters and homemade moji sausage, as well as its Tachos—the crazy love child of nachos and tater tots. Good thing you remembered.

Through Feb 4, Fedora, 712 N Clark St (between Superior and Huron), 312-624-9008

Dragon Dancing at Sunda
RABBIT FOOD

Dragon Dancing at Sunda

Chinese New Year is here (hey, rabbits, look alive: you’re up). So Sunda’s celebrating with a family-style menu of spring rolls, beef short ribs, pineapple chicken and a giant dragon racing around the dining room, dancing and lighting fireworks outside. Don’t let him show you up.

Feb 3, 7pm, $40 for prix fixe, Sunda, 110 W Illinois St, 312-644-0500

Friday
Mayoral Cocktails at Maria’s
DRINK EARLY, DRINK OFTEN

Mayoral Cocktails at Maria’s

You’re going to make an important decision about this city very soon. Start practicing at Maria’s, which is offering four cocktails made in honor of each of the mayoral candidates (yes, there’s Rahm & Coke)—and tallying the orders for Election Day. Consider it the best straw poll ever.

Saturday
For the Love of Chocolate
COCOA LOCO

For the Love of Chocolate

You want chocolate. Massive amounts. With famous chefs (Bayless, Kahan, Bowles) making delicious, savory things out of it. You want a dessert bar lorded over by towering chocolate sculptures. You want human candy canes discoing with human jelly beans and Marie Antoinette serving you cake. We like achievable goals.

Feb 5, 7-11pm, $200, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 312-726-2419 x211, tickets here

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