Your Perks: 1) Smokeless fireplaces that go on a desk or hang on a wall and pair well with wine. And fall. 2) A stunning Italian corkscrew. Marvel at it. Or, you know, open a Bordeaux with it. 3) A couple grooming kits with face wash, moisturizer, aftershave and the like. Treat your face right.
Things to do for October 30, 2014
Tricks. Treats. Maybe a Pumpkin Keg or Two.
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and weekend bubble.
World Series: done. Now: basketball, pizza and maybe a little soccer. Trophy Room, a comely new River North sports pub, has all three. The 35 flat-screens will play international sports. You’ll consume stone-fired pizza and beer-batter brownies. The townspeople will rejoice.
Turns Out, Pumpkins Make Great Kegs
You need to get into a Halloween state of mind. Maybe you should have a pumpkin beer. Maybe you should drink beer from a pumpkin that’s been converted into a keg. Maybe you should do both because that’s what Public House will be offering for two hours this afternoon.
You Have a Ticket to the Freak Show
A wise person once observed that the freaks come out at night. True. They certainly do. But they also go to the Dana Hotel, which is doing a whole freak show thing with palm readers, a bearded lady, a Cyclops and a man covered in tattoos... who’s not a chef. Weird.
The ’80s Were Never More Terrifying
Ronald Reagan. Margaret Thatcher. The “Where’s the beef” lady. All cultural giants of the ’80s. Also: good costumes for this ’80s-themed party. There’ll be a band covering the entire Thriller album, DJs and probably at least one person who looks like Gordon Gekko who better be in costume or else.
Here’s Your Post-Halloween BBQ Brunch
Pulled-pork breakfast tacos. Burnt-end-brisket hash. Chicken and waffles with spicy maple syrup. Yes. That should make quick work of any lingering Halloween-related grogginess you feel on this All Saints’ Day. If not, there’s always prayer.