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Things to do for March 09, 2016
An Unprecedented Surplus of Mezcal, Poke and Irish Pizza
There’s a pot of gold at the end of the weekend.
Poke Arrives, Lunch’s Stock Skyrockets
And now, an urgent message from Sandwiches Against Poke: “That new fast-casual joint, Aloha Poke Co., must
be stopped. They threaten to take lunch away from us forever, what with their ahi tuna bowls and Japanese
veggies and delicious sauces. We could go extinct.”
Ugh. Sandwiches are so dramatic.
Dinner and a Movie And...
Tonight’s plan: dinner and a movie. You’ll start at Yard House, before heading to ArcLight for a screening of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Afterward, you’ll hear a Q&A between John Hughes’s son and Second City’s head writer. We would’ve said “dinner-and-a-movie-and-a-random-Q&A,” but it would’ve sounded strange.
You’ve Got Two More Bars Than Last Weekend
Two whole countries are competing for your thirst.
Representing Mexico: Mezcaleria Las Flores, the revamped addendum to Johnny’s Grill and an all-around ode to mezcal.
Representing France: The Victor Bar (pictured), a new Parisian-inspired cocktail den featuring a fig-forward cognac drink and three more Old Fashioneds than you’re used to. So... four.
Gratis Whiskey and a New Suit. Good Weekend Plan.
Online dapperness depot Combatant Gentlemen is making an analog appearance at Nordstrom this weekend. Give them a warm Chicago welcome by sipping some gratis whiskey or beer and meeting with a master stylist for a made-to-measure suit. Or by simply giving them a round of applause. Your call.
DIY Bloodys and an Irish Pizza Party
If you’re not too burned out on St. Patrick by Sunday, we recommend the following: 1) hitting Fremont’s hangover brunch buffet for Doughnut Vault donuts, DIY Bloodys and smoked brisket; 2) heading south to the Duck Inn for an Irish pizza party on their back patio; 3) learning a jig. Just because.