Things to do for March 02, 2016

The Weekender

Cocktail Therapy, Many Meatballs and Eataly’s New Pop-Up

The Weekend swept Super Tuesday.

Wednesday
Meet Your New Cocktail Therapist
HOW MOOD

Meet Your New Cocktail Therapist

Walk into CH Distillery any Wednesday night this month to chat with cocktailsmith Azrhiel Frost. She’ll ask you about your day. You’ll say, “Okay, I guess.” She’ll press you. You’ll continue. And then she’ll create a drink for you based entirely on your mood. To be clear, this drink will definitely contain alcohol.

Wednesdays through Mar 30, 5-7pm, “Cocktails Have Feelings, Too” at CH Distillery, 564 W Randolph St, 312-707-8780

New Spring Gear. Gratis Whiskey. Yay.
HALL PASS

New Spring Gear. Gratis Whiskey. Yay.

The good news: Madison Hall has become the first Chicago shop to carry Saturdays Surf NYC’s unutterably cool spring line.
The good news: There’s a launch party tonight with gratis whiskey drinks.
The good news: They’ll carry a bunch of other nice new brands, too.

We seem to have forgotten the bad news.

Friday
We’ve Hit Peak Ramen
KIZ THESE DAYS

We’ve Hit Peak Ramen

Kizuki, which was founded in Tokyo, opens their first Midwest outpost in Wicker Park on Friday. They’ve got spicy ramen, tonkatsu ramen and a citrus-based yuzu shio ramen. Plus buns and Japanese whiskey. Whoever said the ramen bubble was bursting is obviously just overusing macroeconomic analogies.

Eataly’s Got a New Pop-Up Restaurant. Goes Like This...
YES YOU TUSCAN

Eataly’s Got a New Pop-Up Restaurant. Goes Like This...

Ah, Tuscany. The place you abstractly dream about when you dream about Italy. Fine place. Good food, too. Which brings us to Ristorante Toscano, a monthlong pop-up at Eataly celebrating the region with mushroom ragù pappardelle (pictured), hunter-style spare ribs and a great wine list. Abstract dreams really do come true.

Sunday
“Battle of the Spheres” Just Didn’t Sound Right
HAVE A BALLS

“Battle of the Spheres” Just Didn’t Sound Right

Spherical foods don’t get the credit they deserve. So on Sunday, rectify matters by 1) drinking Negronis and voting for your favorite ball-shaped creation from the city’s best chefs at the first-ever Battle of the Balls, and 2) not making low-hanging-fruit jokes about the “Battle of the Balls.”

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