Your Perks: 1) Whiskey bullets and whiskey stones. Ice wishes it looked this good. 2) Boots that belong on your feet. See them and you’ll agree. 3) Minimalistic watches with sapphire-crystal faces and leather straps. Get one. It’s the right thing to do.
Things to do for March 02, 2016
Cocktail Therapy, Many Meatballs and Eataly’s New Pop-Up
The Weekend swept Super Tuesday.
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.
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.
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...
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.
“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.”