Things to do for December 01, 2011
Tequila, Kanye and Seven Kinds of Gravy
The throne is watching the weekend.
Yule Logs, Now a Competitive Dessert
Now that pastry chefs from the Bristol, Spiaggia, Perennial Virant, the Bleeding Heart, et al, are competing to blow your mind with their best bûche de Nöel—that log-shaped, French holiday cake—we can confirm that, yes, you’re now officially in the same month as Christmas.
A Grotto Filled with Pizza
It’s been a long week. Luckily, there’s a (mainly) takeout spot offering pizza, cold cuts and soup to comfort you. It’s actually perfect for your Watch the Throne after-party—we assume it will still be raging tomorrow, and Jay-Z will want cold cuts and Kanye will demand soup.
Tonight’s Best Pepperminty Cocktails
Chocolate peppermint martinis. Not really your thing. But they’ll be flowing at the Gateway Green party, anyway. Just to tempt you. As will a chocolate fountain. And appetizers. And raffles for French vacations. To tempt others, there’s a Mistletoe Martini to wave above your head.
The Best Part of Waking Up: Tequila
The scene: Wicker Park. Saturday. 9am. Naturally, you’re downing your third tequila cocktail. Of course, you’re also heavily involved in a three-course Mexican breakfast feast—achiote chicken chilaquiles, churro crepes... that kind of stuff. You just can’t wake up without a good, stiff crepe.
Because a Week Without Gravy...
We’re not going into details, but suffice it to say there was a certain incident involving you and a gravy boat last Thursday. If you’d like to recreate it, this new brunch offers biscuits paired with seven kinds of gravy—yes, relax, one of them is foie gras.