You've always said home is where the sangria is. So you'll appreciate this party, serving as a placeholder for Haro, the regional tapas spot that recently closed its Heart of Chicago location. Remember the good times with $4-6 tapas, live music and gallons of hospitality.
Things to do for December 04, 2008
Sushi, Sangria and South Beach
The weekend is the marshmallow in your hot chocolate.
Shiso Rolls Out in Old Town
This handsome 30-seater quietly debuts with an offering of fresh fish, spicy udon, crispy tempura and inventive rolls (their signature: avocado, cilantro and cream cheese deep-fried and rolled in tobiko). You won't mind handling the sake until they get a liquor license, right?
The kids at Children's Memorial already know what they want this year (yes, it's Wii), so just bring the best kind of gift to this toy drive—cash. Kind of warms your heart. If not, unfettered access to this den's mixology lab will.
This weekend, Miami gets overrun by the gallery crowd cavorting at Art Basel. So we're happy your critical eye is staying up here for the unveiling of a South Beach-themed party, where oohs and ahhs are reserved for libationist Adam Seger's Cuba Libres. And your understanding of them.
Lee Allison Holiday Tie Sale
Your holiday cocktail-party tour looks pretty booked this year, so stock up on the essentials: bowties, custom shirts and—the big guns—cummerbunds, all of which round out this sale from Chicago's legendary tie designer. Now you'll just need a jacket and martini...and maybe some pants.