Things to do for August 08, 2013

The Weekender

Sharks, Pulled Pork and Endless Oysters

Who wears short shorts? The weekend wears short shorts.

Thursday
The Only Smoker on Four Wheels
HOT WHEELS

The Only Smoker on Four Wheels

Husky Hog is Chicago’s first roving smokehouse. You choose between shredded chicken, pulled pork or sliced brisket, all smoked on board. But first you have to find it. Look for the smoke signals. Or Twitter. Or just be at Fischman’s tonight.

A Night You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
FISH TALE

A Night You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

We hope you’re having a great Shark Week. And now to cap it off: a night in which you’ll watch repeated screenings of Jaws while drinking Blood in the Water ale, a new limited release from local nanobrewery Lake Effect Brewing. You may need a bigger mug.

Friday
Cocktails and Chocolate at Vosges
CHOCOHOLISM

Cocktails and Chocolate at Vosges

You remember mixologist Benjamin Newby. Nice guy. Dapper. British. Made a lot of your happy hours at Drumbar a lot happier. Well, tomorrow he’s teaming up with Vosges to serve you gin-and-chocolate frappes and hickory-smoked chocolate stouts. Man, you missed this guy.

Saturday
Your World Is Their Oysters...
SHELL STATION

Your World Is Their Oysters...

Good thing you’re not afraid to test your limits. Because there’s an endless buffet of succulent oysters to be had on Saturday at Crossing Tavern. Plus, there’ll be plenty of beer and champagne on hand. Surely, you’re curious about your limits with those.

Beach, Sun and... Coolio
THAT’S SO COOLIO

Beach, Sun and... Coolio

At this annual beach sports free-for-all, people will spike, dig and generally do things to exhaust themselves. Which sounds... exhausting. But you can just show up for the party. Also: Coolio will be there. So feel free to slide, slide, slippity slide.

Aug 10, Coolio performance at 2pm, $15, North Avenue Beach, 773-528-1999, tickets here

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