Your first 2014 Perks: 1) 30% off butter-soft leather briefcases and bags from Oppermann. 2) A fully portable and damn-near-indestructible folding bike. 3) 23% off some wireless and waterproof Bluetooth-enabled earphones. Tangled cords are so 2013.
Things to do for January 03, 2014
Free Pizza, Hot Chocolate and Snowshoes
The weekend fully recognizes and respects your dibs.
Strap On Your Best Snowshoes...
You’re not one to let a little snow keep you from your appointed rounds of weekend revelry. So you should know that anyone arriving at Old Town Social via snowshoe can ask for the off-menu special, a vanilla-vodka-spiked hot cocoa. Though it might be easier just to rent a plow.
Campari Macarons in Lincoln Park
Vanille Patisserie’s newest (and biggest) location will come in handy when you’re looking for that perfect post–Lincoln Park Zoo date spot. It has hot chocolate, mini éclairs, and macarons in flavors like Pop Rocks and Campari-and-grapefruit. Plus, all the free heat you want.
A Surreal Dinner at iNG
If you’ve ever looked at a Salvador Dalí painting and thought, “Those ooey-gooey clocks look delicious,” a) weird; b) good news. iNG is rolling out a menu where each dish recreates a Dalí work. Museums get so mad when you lick the paintings.
After the holidays, you may be a little tapped out. Beauty Bar understands. Their Nickel and Dimed night has gratis food from Pie-Eyed Pizzeria (while supplies last), plus 50-cent Schlitz on draft. Go ahead, buy the bar a round.
An Intensive Sake Studies Course
Monday kicks off Sake Week at Roka Akor. Each day during lunch, a certified sake specialist from Tenzing Wine and Spirits will guide you through nine kinds of rice wine. Hey, you resolved to spend this year learning new things.