Your Perks: 1) An umbrella that’s rip-proof, weightless and practically built for “historic” winter storms. 2) A high-precision fitness band that analyzes your every move. Tell your personal trainer he’s fired. 3) Chanel. Chocolates. Steak dinner. Basically everything your Valentine’s Day requires.
Things to do for January 30, 2015
Corned Beef, Super Bowl Bloodys and a Guacamole Bar
The weekend on the field is currently under review.
What You’re Going to Do About Winter
This weekend, the rakish folk over at Haberdash are offering you 25% off all of their winter accessories like trapper hats from Barbour and wool scarves from S.N.S. Herning. Because the thing about the cold is that it’s cold.
Wherein We Talk About Corned Beef
Local purveyors of damn fine marbled meat Crown Corned Beef & Foods Inc. just opened a little deli joint adjacent to their factory. Which means you’re now privy to a small yet mighty selection of beef-based sandwiches, housemade chips and that’s about it. But... sandwiches.
Sound the Guacamole Bar Alarm
The play: serving your guests chips and guacamole at your Super Bowl party. The audible: preordering a massive guacamole bar to go from XOCO, stocked with enough homemade tortilla chips, fresh salsa and Mexican toppings to appease over 10 people. The end: is pretty much just the end.
They Put a Lot of Food in This Bloody
The mixological masterminds over at Bull & Bear and Public House have created a rather fantastical Bloody Mary just in time for the big game. It’s got a smoked chicken wing, thick-cut bacon, bourbon-glazed shrimp, a sriracha-OJ-grapefruit juice concoction and vodka in it. We can’t really stress that last one enough.
You’re Watching the Game Here Now
Odds you’ll watch the Super Bowl: very good. Odds you’ll watch the Super Bowl at Chicago Scene’s upscale viewing party while shamelessly indulging in a smattering of specialty ribs, sliders and chicken wings: pretty good. Odds you’ll make it through the Katy Perry performance: consult your bookie.