This week Perks brings you an overflowing gift basket to help deal with this Valentine's Day business—lingerie, bedroom playthings and other unmentionable accoutrements. Approach with wild abandon.
Things to do for February 05, 2009
Foie Gras, Free Pizza and Brrrrr
The weekend is all the compensation package you need.
15 Percent Off at Revolver
Scotch & Soda flannel, John Varvatos Converse sneakers and Joe's Jeans denim are some of what you'll find inside this well-stocked Belmont Avenue men's boutique. But since you'll also find a 15-percent discount on its website, you're good where you are.
Chicago Restaurant Week's Finale
Friday's the final night of bargain menus at a dozen or so independent restaurants, including the Frenchest of French boites. You fought to bring duck liver back, so we're glad that you're not letting a little recession stand between you and your foie.
After bundling up the entire month of January, you're now going around scarfless. Good for you—but why stop there. The Lakeview Polar Bear Club's annual plunge into the frosty waters of Lake Michigan is Saturday. Don't forget your thermal Speedo.
The Diamond Collection from Chocolatines
This new gift box from the Schaumburg chocolatier—which launches its first brick-and-mortar store Sunday—offers gold-leafed chocolates studded with edible diamond-shaped sugar gems. See, even your bling is being more practical these days.
National Pizza Pie Day at Frasca
Your favorite designer-pizza joint in Roscoe Village is saluting the incredibly underrated holiday that is National Pizza Pie Day with free pizza slices in the early evening—which serve as an appetizer to the half-priced pies and beer that follow.