Things to do for November 01, 2013

The Weekender

Chili, Denim and 400 Pounds of Cream Cheese

The weekend is fun-size.

Friday
Burgers: Straight Outta Elmwood Park
LIKE A BOSS

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.

Now soft-open, Burger Boss, 3208 N Southport Ave, 773-248-2677

Your New Shrimp Étouffée Shack Is Here
N’AWLINS

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.

Now soft-open, Lafayette, 131 N Clinton St, 312-207-6225

A Party with 400 Lbs of Cream Cheese
DOWN TO THE BONE

A Party with 400 Lbs of Cream Cheese

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.

Nov 1, 9pm, $90 at door, Redmoon Theater, 2120 S Jefferson St, 312-850-8440

In Case You Still Want to Dress Up...
ROAM IF YOU WANT TO

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.

Now open, Roam, 1419 N Wells St, 312-664-2222

Sunday
Your Chili Acumen Is Needed Here
CHILI WEATHER

Your Chili Acumen Is Needed Here

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.

Nov 3, 1-6pm, $5 with coat donation, $10 without, Moonshine, 1824 W Division St, 773-862-8686, tickets here

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