Things to do for May 15, 2015

The Weekender

Hot Doug, a Punch Cart and Intro’s New Thing

All the weekend’s a stage.

Friday
They Have Spoons Filled with Chocolate
CHOC PARTY

They Have Spoons Filled with Chocolate

Shhh. It’s okay. Everything’s going to be okay now. Cocoa + Co.’s new café suddenly exists, and it’s got 175-plus chocolate bars, many confectionary delights and made-to-order spoonfuls of melted chocolate. Sorry for shushing you back there. Shushing’s the worst.

How Marine Layer Does Lincoln Park
SHIRT THING

How Marine Layer Does Lincoln Park

Coming up on this episode of New and Different, Marine Layer launches their second Chicagoland location with a shuffleboard table and more of the same incredibly soft, beach-ready shirts. And next week, they’ll open a ’60s/California-themed Airbnb above their Bucktown shop. Can’t wait for this show to not air.

Now open, Marine Layer, 849 W Armitage Ave, Lincoln Park, 872-829-3824

Fried Chicken, Ping-Pong and $2 Beers
PARSON DALY

Fried Chicken, Ping-Pong and $2 Beers

Good: Parson’s Chicken & Fish in colder months. Better: Parson’s when they open their glorious outdoor patio, now outfitted with a custom ping-pong table and fire pit. Best: Parson’s during this pre-summer party, because they’ll have soul music, raffles and $2 beers. We ran out of stages of progression.

Saturday
Hot Doug’s Is Back. Again. Sort Of.
TEACH ME HOW TO DOUG

Hot Doug’s Is Back. Again. Sort Of.

Saturday is Hot Doug’s Appreciation Day. Meaning: for one afternoon only, Paulina Market and Hot Doug himself will be grilling all 12 of the now-defunct encased-meat emporium’s sausages for your nostalgia-inducing pleasure. And taste-inducing pleasure. Mostly taste-inducing pleasure.

May 16, 10:30am-4:30pm, Paulina Market, 3501 N Lincoln Ave, 773-248-6272

Tableside Punch Service: Happening
PUNCH CART LOVE

Tableside Punch Service: Happening

Let’s play a game with that picture over to your left: I spy with my little eye... a vintage bar cart for tableside punch service... a glass punch bowl... a bottle of champagne... an open matchbook... a teapot... a decanter of cognac and... a trophy. The trophy’s presumably for you.

Available now, Tableside Punch Service at Punch House, 1227 W 18th St, 312-526-3851

Sunday
Intro’s Changed. Here’s How.
SHIFT CHANGE

Intro’s Changed. Here’s How.

Meet James Beard Award nominee Erik Anderson. He’ll be the new chef-in-residence at Intro, preparing delicious French-ish things like lobster in black truffle sauce, foie gras tarts and pike boudin with smoked lamb tongue. Might be polite to swing by and say hello in person.

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