A few essentials now that the leaves are turning: a seriously handsome, fully canvassed tweed jacket, hand-sewn by Brooklyn’s Rifle Quality, for 35% off. A stock of excellent (and rare) wines from around the world. And some sharp wool ties and pocket squares from Pierrepont Hicks—all 40% off.
Things to do for October 11, 2012
A Weekend of Unicorn Killers and Joysticks
Let us smell your breath. Yep, just as we thought. Pure, unadulterated weekend.
Introducing a Video Game Beer Bar
The 1980s arcade: too much Galaxian, not enough Galaga. Too much Jr. Pac-Man. Not enough Donkey Kong Jr. Also, no beer. This retro arcade/beer hall rectifies the latter with dozens of beers and crazy Malört cocktails. If that doesn’t get you to high score, nothing will.
Where the Wild Things Just Happen to Be
This little get-together starts with someone handing you a cocktail, then complimentary Latin-flaired appetizers. Then, women in head-to-toe body paint come out and hang over the balconies. You call it Thursday night. They call it a Halloween-costume fashion show. To each their own.
That Giant Shucking Sound...
It’s that time again. The time when Hubbard Street turns into the closest thing Chicago has to a Massachusetts oyster farm (but none of those funny accents). Duck into the tent, listen to live rock bands, drink a beer and just simply slurp like you’ll never slurp again.
An Italian Dinner. Via San Francisco.
There’s a little Italian joint called SPQR. Nice. Modern. Big-time food awards, etc. Oh, and it’s in San Francisco. To fix that: a limited-reservation feast at Sepia featuring Sepia and SPQR chefs cooking you dinner. Apparently, Sepia doesn’t trust anyone else with your scallops.
Shopping: Better with Free Pumpkin Ale
This edition of Dose Market has you covered for winter with warm hats, scarves, sweaters from Inland Clothing and jeans from Detroit Denim. Plus: pocketknives (always handy). And: gratis pumpkin beer from Greenbush Brewing in Michigan. It’s called Unicorn Killer... which can also be pretty handy.