Things to do for December 01, 2011

The Weekender

Tequila, Kanye and Seven Kinds of Gravy

The throne is watching the weekend.

Thursday
Yule Logs, Now a Competitive Dessert
BÛCHE LEAGUE

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.

Friday
A Grotto Filled with Pizza
GROTTO-TUDE

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.

Opens Dec 2, 4pm, Gratto Pizzeria and Deli, 1341 N Damen Ave (between Schiller and Evergreen)

Tonight’s Best Pepperminty Cocktails
MINTY FRESH

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.

Dec 2, 6-9pm, $20 in advance ($30 at door), Tzar, 215 W Ontario St (between Wells and Franklin), 312-642-5097, tickets here

Saturday
The Best Part of Waking Up: Tequila
EYE-OPENING

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.

Dec 3, 9-10:30am, $30, Prasino, 1846 W Division St (at Marion), reserve at 312-878-1212

Because a Week Without Gravy...
GRAVY TRAIN

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.

Sat-Sun, 11am-2pm, Markethouse, 611 N Fairbanks Ct (between Ontario and Ohio), 312-224-2200

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