Things to do for January 17, 2013

The Weekender

Bacon Sausage, Flaming Shots and the Blackhawks

The weekend had a fake girlfriend once. She lived in Canada.

Thursday
33% Off Nice Things for Your Body
PERK ALERT

33% Off Nice Things for Your Body

First, we’d like you to undress. And then accept a bonus $50 toward clothes from Gant, McNairy and more at the online handsomeness shop Wittmore. Next, pick out some nifty water-and-wind-repellent pants and coats for over 30% off. And for the final touch: slide on these HD-video-camera-equipped sunglasses. There. You’re set.

Friday
Japanese in Eight Easy Courses
MY OH OMAKASE

Japanese in Eight Easy Courses

Japan can be studied many different ways: through literature, cinema or a limited-edition set of Pokémon cards. SushiSamba, however, is using the medium of the omakase sake dinner. It starts with a sake cask being hammered open and ends eight courses later. You’ll be the one hammered then.

Flaming Shots for the Soul
ICED OUT

Flaming Shots for the Soul

You’ll spend tomorrow evening on a 26th-floor terrace, ordering a Flaming Dr Pepper (amaretto and 151 dropped into a pint of Guinness) from a bar made of ice, then getting cozy under a blanket next to a fire pit. Your merit badge in snuggling will come in handy.

Saturday
Hockey’s Back. Go Crazy with the Tots.
BACK IN BLACKHAWKS

Hockey’s Back. Go Crazy with the Tots.

The hockey lockout is over. So it’s probably appropriate to watch the Hawks take on the Kings at a bar that shares its building with the Teamsters union. The fact that there’s $3 beer and half-price appetizers like those insane pulled-pork-smothered Animal Tots is just lucky.

Jan 19, hockey starts at 2pm, appetizer specials 1-5pm, Park Tavern, 1645 W Jackson St, 312-243-4276

Bacon Sausage and Whiskey. That Is All.
JUST ENCASED

Bacon Sausage and Whiskey. That Is All.

This three-course dinner pairs three Koval whiskeys with Big Fork’s bacon sausage and just happens to take place at a spot that doubles as an art gallery. So from now on, turning bacon into a tasty sausage should be considered a work of art.

Sunday
There’s Fried Chicken Everywhere
FINGER LICKIN’

There’s Fried Chicken Everywhere

You don’t eat anywhere that serves food by the bucket. It’s a pretty good rule. Still, some fried chicken does sound good. So try this new fried-chicken feast, which includes two sides, like mashed potatoes and collard greens. We know you’re choosy about your collard greens, too.

Sundays, $12, 25 Degrees, 736 N Clark St, 312-943-9700

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