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Things to do for November 01, 2013
Chili, Denim and 400 Pounds of Cream Cheese
The weekend is fun-size.
Burgers: Straight Outta Elmwood Park
Burger Boss—a popular Elmwood Park slinger of Angus beef patties—is bringing its brioche buns, salted-caramel milkshakes, applewood-smoked bacon and smoked barbecue sauce to the Southport Corridor. Maybe you should swing by and give them a big neighborly welcome.
Your New Shrimp Étouffée Shack Is Here
Life in the Louisiana bayou is probably not all shrimp shacks, andouille sausage, po’boys and pecan pie. But let’s say it were. Then it might look a lot like Lafayette, a new little takeaway-lunch spot in the Chicago French Market. And... you might go there for lunch.
Things to look for at Redmoon’s Boneshaker 2013 costume ball tonight: 1,000 hot dogs. A candelabra for grilling said hot dogs. A Segway/beer/keg hybrid. A 30-person punk rock marching band. A roller skate rink. And, oh yeah: 400 pounds of cream cheese. Things not to look for: sanity.
In Case You Still Want to Dress Up...
Your Halloween costume: original, smart and well executed. Now to give your every-day-other-than-Halloween costume the same adjectives. This handsome new bi-level boutique in Old Town can help. Be sure to check out their stellar denim selection (7 for All Mankind, etc.) for your famed guy-in-great-pants look.
Time to get your special chili-cook-off-judging spoon out of its special velvet-lined briefcase. Your talents are needed once again. Sunday’s chili-off will feature 16 entries, ranging from sweet to hot to smoke-out-of-your-ears. And yes, giant $4 beers will be available for palate-cleansing purposes. Such an important step.