Things to do for December 09, 2015

The Weekender

Sinatra’s Birthday, Punch and Holiday Shopping at the Virgin Hotel

Fly me to the weekend.

Wednesday
New Burgers. New Sandwiches. Same You.
QUITE THE PAIR

New Burgers. New Sandwiches. Same You.

Welcome to Hamburgers vs. Sandwiches. Let’s meet our contestants...

25 Degrees: Their new Wicker Park outpost features a Greek-forward lamb-and-feta burger, plus more.
Buck’s: It opened today with smoked pork belly and chicken-fried-steak biscuit sandwiches.

This has been Hamburgers vs. Sandwiches. Oh, and you win.

Stock Mfg. Co. + Virgin Hotel = This
TICK-STOCK

Stock Mfg. Co. + Virgin Hotel = This

There’s a new holiday pop-up shop at the Virgin Hotel. Stock Mfg. Co. is bringing their blanket-lined denim jackets, waxed-canvas peacoats and indigo work shirts. Two Zero Three is making festive, rum-forward beverages. And you’re just sort of going.

Thursday
Saigon Sisters Made You a Thai Place
THAI’D DOWN

Saigon Sisters Made You a Thai Place

Five facts about Saigon Sisters’ new Bang Chop Thai Kitchen: 1) They’re doing authentic Thai, with only 10 or so select dishes. 2) Their curry is made from scratch. 3) It’s BYOB. 4) They’ll be open for dinner tomorrow and lunch starts next week. 5) They had you at 1-4.

Friday
A Tropical Oasis in the Gold Coast
NUTZ AND BOLTS

A Tropical Oasis in the Gold Coast

Climate change is happening whether you like it or not. The proof: Coconutz. It’s a tropical oasis right here in Chicago where you’ll walk on beach-like paths, dance and lounge on cabana couches, and drink exotic punch out of coconuts. Or... wait. Never mind. Evidently, Coconutz is indoors.

Saturday
Sinatra Turns 100, You Go Here
YOUR WAY

Sinatra Turns 100, You Go Here

Saturday would’ve been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, you’ll go to Pump Room and eat some of his favorite dishes before heading to the Library Bar for whiskey drinks and a special Sinatra playlist. Would be weird if it were a special other-musician playlist.

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