The first anniversary celebration of this River North sushi den happens this week. Forgo the usual paper gift in lieu of something better tasting, like the special four-course dinner. Order the optional sake pairings because we'd hate to miss one of your famous toasts.
Things to do for September 18, 2008
The Weekend Starts Here
The weekend is bearing down.
Proving yet again the safest harbor in rough economic waters is in Bordeaux, Hart Davis Hart begins a two-day auction from a single private cellar. You'll sleep better with a case of Lafite-Rothschild stuffed in your mattress.
The Chicago institution shows off what it does best during its annual Federal Plaza party, mainly serving a vast ocean of beer—in this case, its annual Oktoberfest brew. So show off what you do best: deftly balancing a brat in one hand while drinking it.
Chicagoland Whiffleball Championships
The Cubs and the Sox are doing pretty well right now, so your support is needed elsewhere. We suggest you head to Skokie as 24 teams—including grown men and women—square off in a battle of plastic bats, perforated balls and nerves of steel.
You scored the home opener tickets. The least someone else can do is handle pre-kickoff festivities. That's why Finley Mahony makes you breakfast and even shuttles you directly to Soldier Field. But they do insist you take charge of their Bloody Mary bar.
This DIY Korean barbecue spot allows you to work your own kind of grilling magic on its short ribs, sea scallops and jumbo shrimp. And now you can show them off—it's offering an outstanding dinner-for-two deal on Monday evenings.