Things to do for February 02, 2012

The Weekender

Gallons of Chili, Dozens of Wings, One Big Game

The weekend saw your shadow.

Thursday
Your Gallon of Chili Awaits
ALARM YOURSELF

Your Gallon of Chili Awaits

We don’t mean to panic you, but you only have until 7pm tonight to order chili by the gallon from Butcher & the Burger. Okay, we see you’re panicking. Deep breath. Focus. But whatever you do, don’t forget to order some blue-cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped meatball skewers, too.

You’re Hosting, They’re Cooking...
Q UP

You’re Hosting, They’re Cooking...

You’ve got a lot on your plate for your Super Bowl party: color calibration, speaker placement, halftime karaoke-contest pyrotechnics. Leave the cooking to Barn & Company—their to-go spread is pretty solid: five chickens, 10 slabs, 60 wings, etc. Freeing you to track down that marching band you ordered.

Order by Feb 3; pick up Feb 5, 2:30-3:30pm; $350, Barn & Company, 950 W Wrightwood Ave (at Sheffield), 773-832-4000, order here

Friday
And Somewhere Above Wisconsin...
AIR FAIR

And Somewhere Above Wisconsin...

Perhaps someone’s going to feel neglected on Sunday. So a pregame day trip’s in order. Drive north, and stop when the sky becomes littered with hot-air balloons and the streets are filled with chili cook-offs, ice sculptures and kazoo marching bands. Maybe the Re/Max guy can give you a lift home.

Sunday
The Super Bowl Pig-Out
SUPER BOWL SUNDA

The Super Bowl Pig-Out

Pork and the Super Bowl. They have a pretty well-established relationship. You respect that. But sometimes you want to stray. So in addition to a pig roast, Sunda’s entire menu is half off. Then again, there’s chocolate-covered bacon for dessert. You always come back to bacon.

Feb 5, 11am-3pm and 5pm-1am, Sunda, 110 W Illinois St (between Clark and La Salle), 312-644-0500

The Super Bowl Steak-Out
THE SPREAD

The Super Bowl Steak-Out

Loud, sweaty sports bars are absolutely the best places to be on Super Sunday. Obviously. But a very, very close second: opulent steakhouses. Sit at the bar, drink martinis and nosh complimentary flatbreads, mini tacos, beef tenderloin sliders and chicken satays and watch the game. Gronkowski jersey not required.

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