This week, we’re sending you a box of white truffles fit for the world’s best restaurants—including the French Laundry and Masa—directly from Italy, for 25% off. Your other Perks: classic cocktails by the bottle (all made from extremely rare booze) and 25% off the revolutionary fitness device Pear Mobile.
Things to do for November 15, 2012
Whiskey Floats, Chocolate Wine and R. Kelly
You never forget your first weekend.
The Ever-Embiggening John Barleycorn
The world probably doesn’t need another John Barleycorn. What it needs is more places the size of airport hangars in River North with retractable roofs, DJs on weekends and whiskey-and-vanilla-ice-cream floats. Actually, we guess it does need another John Barleycorn.
If You’re Going to Drink Beaujolais...
Today is the day when the fine folks of Beaujolais release their youngest, freshest wine, Beaujolais nouveau. You’d probably like to be among some young, fresh French people when you drink it. So here’s a three-course feast with the requisite amount of beef cheeks and je ne sais quoi.
Navy Pier, Now Dipped in Chocolate
Halloween wasn’t all that long ago, but, well, you miss the pageantry of it. Also: the candy. The beer. The wine. So the world’s finest chocolate producers will converge for this chocolate party, complete with a beer-and-chocolate-pairing seminar and chocolate-flavored wine. And... no costume required.
R. Kelly, you’re one strange sonofabitch. But you’re Chicago’s strange sonofabitch. And we love you for it. (Okay, not all of it.) To prove it, a midnight sing-along of Trapped in the Closet. Because lyrics this good should be read as well as heard.
The New Oyster Brunch in Town
An oyster brunch. Really, nothing is more elegant. Though it wouldn’t hurt anyone to add some house-cured lox, bourbon Bloody Marys and biscuits with lobster gravy to the mix. Which is exactly what the nice people at GT are doing this weekend. Way to keep it classy.