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Things to do for February 21, 2013
The Oscars, Margaritas and Pinewood Derby Races
Lights, camera, the weekend.
Catching Up with Rodelio Aglibot
You know chef Rodelio Aglibot. They call him the Food Buddha. Where he goes (Sunda, Argent), good things follow. Well, now he’s gone to Mount Prospect to open a new restaurant. Sure enough, oysters, Argentine rib eyes and miso-candied bacon with pumpkin-seed popcorn are there, too.
Happy National Margarita Day, Everyone
Tomorrow is National Margarita Day. So, we suppose you should have a margarita. But the thing is... that’s how you celebrated Presidents’ Day. So upmarket Mexican joint Cantina Laredo is offering its House Rita all day for a mere $4. Now it’s a national holiday.
It’s a Pigs-in-Blanket Kind of Morning
Brunch can be predictable. It’s always good to serve something on a stick to mix things up. In this case, a housemade sausage wrapped in a pancake. Though if you prefer your usual lobster frittata and a brandy-spiked Bloody Mary, you can keep tradition alive.
No one has ever accused you of being a Boy Scout—everyone knows about your sash aversion. Still, there’s a pinewood derby racer somewhere inside you. All it takes is a model kit, a 22-ounce beer and a $500 prize to drag it out of you. No sash required.
Partying at Nellcôte for the Oscars
Nellcôte is rolling out an orange carpet for its Oscar party. RSVP for two gratis preshow cocktails, then fill out your ballot, order a Les Mis (it’s just a champagne-and-gold-flakes cocktail), eat fancy pizza and go home with a swag bag. Just don’t divulge how Lincoln ends.