Meet your Perks: 1) Handsome Rolexes, Omegas and other iconic timepieces from Foundwell’s rare watch collection. 2) Gloriously giant bottles of Dom Pérignon for Thanksgiving/random Wednesdays. 3) 30% off a seriously pro-grade HD video camera from Fujita Japan. Go record yourself doing something ridiculous.
Things to do for October 10, 2013
The Bears, the Marathon and Arcade Games
Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy finds weekend. Boy and weekend live happily ever after.
Bears. Giants. Brats. This Place.
Okay, no more messing around. Bears vs. Giants. Tonight. You need to get in the proper headspace. Four brats, each paired with a different beer from Revolution Brewing, should do the trick. Though, ironically, after four beers... there may be some messing around.
You’ve been tinkering with the idea of getting a fedora for a while now. Today could be the big day. Because Goorin is having a sample sale. All fedoras are $20, baseball caps are $10, and flat caps are $15. So it’s also a great day if you’ve always wanted to be a newsie.
Your Place Could Use a <em>Mortal Kombat II</em>
Last year, HQ Beercade altered the universe by combining retro arcade games with beer. Okay, they altered one bar. But they want to do the same to your place. Win tomorrow night’s drawing, and you could take home one of their full-size games. Better hope they deliver.
You vs. 100 Pounds of Shrimp
World record for most shrimp eaten in three minutes: 9.6 ounces
Amount of shrimp being cooked at Schoolyard Tavern’s shrimp boil: 100 pounds
World record for most shrimp eaten on an October afternoon in Chicago: not sure, but we like your chances (just go easy on the potatoes and $3 cider)
26.2 Miles. Yes, You’ve Earned a Steak.
You finish a marathon—you deserve a big fat juicy steak. Your friend finishes a marathon—same deal. So Benny’s Chop House is taking 26.2% off the entire table’s food bill on Sunday when you flash a Chicago Marathon finisher’s medal. If you need to hydrate, we suggest a martini.