Things to do for October 07, 2015

The Weekender

A Mexican Diner, Donuts and Plenty of Gin

The weekend can’t feel its face.

Wednesday
Next to the Taco Joint: More Mexican
GOOD NEIGHBORS

Next to the Taco Joint: More Mexican

The Mexican is a new diner-style restaurant next door to the Taco Joint. And it’s where you’ll find mezcalitas, Sinaloa-style rotisserie chicken and lime-cured whitefish ceviche. The Mexican is an early-aughts romantic adventure comedy starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. Just saying. There’s a difference.

Friday
Ties. They’re Taking Over theWit.
TO WIT

Ties. They’re Taking Over theWit.

If you stop by theWit any day between Friday and New Year’s Day, you’ll be privy to a Tie Bar pop-up. Which means a select assortment of ties, socks, belts and other nice things will just be sitting in there waiting for you. Is... how these things work.

A West Coast Pizzeria Hits Evanston
SURELY YOU DEGREE

A West Coast Pizzeria Hits Evanston

When we say “fast-casual personal pizzas,” you say: “Meh.” When we say “fast-casual, wood-fired Neapolitan-style personal pizzas with toppings like spicy soppressata and roasted meatballs at this new place in Evanston called 800 Degrees,” you say: “Sorry for saying ‘meh’ earlier.”

Saturday
Gin and Clothes and Things
GRADE IN FULL

Gin and Clothes and Things

Northern Grade, that roving marketplace full of handsomeness, stops at Chop Shop this weekend. Your plan:

Saturday night: Hit the after-party, where you’ll get exclusive access to select gear, discounts and gratis Brooklyn Gin cocktails.
Sunday afternoon: Return to browse. Or watch football.

Caviar and Champagne. Also, Donuts.
MORNING PHASE

Caviar and Champagne. Also, Donuts.

If you’re feeling a quick breakfast: Check out the new Lakeview location of Stan’s Donuts for some coffee and apple fritters.
If you’re feeling an elevated three-course brunch: C Chicago just launched one with caviar, lobster scrambles and champagne.
If you’re feeling torn right now: Totally normal.

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