Things to do for November 14, 2013

The Weekender

This Weekend, You’ll Eat Pizza in an Airstream

This train will run express to the weekend.

Thursday
Cool Gear, Cold Beer After Work
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Cool Gear, Cold Beer After Work

Pretty soon, you’ll be out there shopping for everyone but yourself. Tonight, however, you’ll head to your nearest Haberdash for this pair of events. Crack open an ice-cold Schlitz. Peruse some sturdy Filson bags and made-in-Detroit Shinola watches. Then cross yourself off your holiday list.

Saturday
Eating Pizza in an Airstream Trailer
GET HITCHED

Eating Pizza in an Airstream Trailer

Homeslice, that log cabin of a DePaul pizza joint, has installed a heated 1969 Airstream trailer on its patio for your pizza-eating, Moscow Mule–drinking pleasure. And they’ve added enough lounge furniture to hold 20 of your friends. So that trailer park holiday party you’ve wanted to do... it’s going to happen.

Opens Nov 16, Homeslice, 938 W Webster Ave, 312-789-4600

You vs. a Three-Tiered Cheesecake
CHEESY

You vs. a Three-Tiered Cheesecake

Only a year ago, Pastoral, your favorite cheesemonger, took over the space next to it and called it Bar Pastoral. Which became your favorite bar for wine, cheese, romance and parfaits of duck rillettes. Time flies. Anyway, they’re celebrating with a cheese-and-wine tasting and, naturally, a huge three-tier birthday cheesecake. Just one candle, though.

Nov 16, 1-2:30pm, $5, Bar Pastoral, 2947 N Broadway, 773-472-4781

Sunday
You, the New Orleans Saints, Gumbo
OPERATION GUMBO DROP

You, the New Orleans Saints, Gumbo

Let’s talk football. Saints. 49ers. Sunday. Okay, that’s enough football. Now the real Sunday melee: a gumbo throwdown. You’ll be a judge when six well-known chefs (from Frontier, Trencherman, Hugo’s, Tanto, etc.) battle six amateur chefs for a gumbo crown. Note: a gumbo crown is not a literal thing.

Nov 17, 2-6pm, no cover, Frontier, 1072 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-772-4322

A New All-Day-Long Bar in Old Town
THIS IS SEDGWICK

A New All-Day-Long Bar in Old Town

This new Old Town gastropub looks like a single-family house from the outside, which kind of explains all the homey comforts inside. Stop in for pork belly eggs benedict for brunch, short ribs on cold evenings or maybe just a shot of whiskey—they have 40 kinds, way more than Mom. 

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