These Perks would look good under the tree: 1) A fully portable, seven-speed folding bike for nearly $100 off. 2) Hasselblad’s newest and most perfectly pocket-size camera, the gorgeous Hasselblad Stellar. 3) 23% off Bluetooth-enabled wireless earphones from MuseMini. No more tangled cords = happy you.
Things to do for December 12, 2013
New Sushi, Bad Santa and Brunch Pizza
Come sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for the weekend.
New Sushi in the South Loop
The people who brought you Hot Woks Cool Sushi have something new for your consideration. Specifically, hamachi rolls, garlic fried chicken and barbecue spare ribs all served in a setting stuffed with heirlooms from their home. It’s like eating at their home... but with a tab.
A Place to Get Naughty with Santa
Santa, Santa, Santa. Drunken. Foulmouthed. Beleaguered. Well, this version, anyway: a bad Santa is slinging $3 shots at this basement bar’s ugly-sweater party. Get your picture with him and be on the lookout for a sexy Mrs. Claus prowling around like some sort of Christmas cougar.
As you know, an after-party is often better than the party itself. So when you escape your office shindig, you may want to come here. Start with a little gratis cocktailing and a little sushi, and then mingle with Santa before popping the corks. (Tip: Santa has really great VIP access.)
And Now, Brunch Pizza in Lincoln Park
New Lincoln Park wine bar Trellis enters the brunch game this weekend. Its playbook consists of oysters, chorizo and grits, and lobster-and-crab omelets. But maybe your strongest play: a fig-jam-and-bacon pizza with an optional egg on top. Ah, go ahead. Get the egg. It’s the holidays.
The theory: if Etsy were more like a brewery, you’d like it more. Your lab: a pop-up craft shop at Revolution. The experiment: try to resist buying handmade coffee mugs and jewelry after a few Fistmas Christmas ales. Prediction: holiday shopping just got more merry.