Things to do for August 17, 2016

Great Advents in Chinese Takeout (and Other Stories)

Duck Duck Goat’s Takeout Window, Latinicity’s New Thing and a Roller Rink Party

By Sam Eichner

Life is a highway, I want to ride it all weekend long.

Wednesday
You’ve Been Waiting All Summer for This Sale
END TIMES

You’ve Been Waiting All Summer for This Sale

Independence must think summer is over, because they’ve already launched their end-of-season sale, granting you 50% off short-sleeve Gitman Vintage button-downs, Engineered Garments twill shorts and some particularly Hawaiian Hawaiian-print shirts. Either that, or there’s a far more reasonable explanation.

Thursday
Duck Duck Goat Has a Takeout Window Now
WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

Duck Duck Goat Has a Takeout Window Now

A critical update in the field of Chinese takeout: Duck Duck Goat has a new walk-up window for beef-filled scallion pancakes, Taiwanese fried chicken and other street-food-y lunch items. A noncritical update in that same field: adding the words “in bed” to your fortune is still kind of funny.

Now open, Duck Duck Ta’Go at Duck Duck Goat, 857 W Fulton Market, 312-902-3825

Friday
A Beer Hall Within a Food Hall Within Block 37
HALL IN

A Beer Hall Within a Food Hall Within Block 37

Venture over to Latinicity this Friday after work and you’ll find Cerveceria—a new 80-seat drinking hall within their already plentiful dining hall—slinging happy hour Spanish charcuterie, crispy fish chicharrones and beers from Denver-based Crazy Mountain brewery. Don’t venture over, and you won’t find that. This is an easy call.

Saturday
A 100-Gallon Louisiana Crayfish Boil in Fulton Market
CRAY CRAY

A 100-Gallon Louisiana Crayfish Boil in Fulton Market

Smack Shack began as a lobster roll truck in Minnesota. In April, they opened up a giant outpost in the West Loop. On Saturday, they’ll host their first Crayfest, featuring an all-you-can-eat Louisiana-style crayfish boil, griddled milk bread and black-and-white-rum hurricanes. All of which... sort of makes sense?

Tuesday
A Classic Roller Rink Party. Plus, Beer.
I AM SKATE

A Classic Roller Rink Party. Plus, Beer.

On Tuesday, Do312 celebrates their sixth birthday at Logan Square Auditorium, where they’ve built a custom roller rink, purchased some beer and invited a few DJs to do their DJing thing. And here you thought your best days of skating around in a circle were behind you...

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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