It’s a simple and minimalist watch. It looks good with a suit or a T-shirt. It’s adorned with a soft leather strap. It was designed by a Taiwan-based studio. It’s 24-sided. It’ll be hard to pronounce “icosikaitetragon”—the name for a 24-sided polygon—at first, but you’ll get used to it.
Things to do for December 14, 2016
You’re Attending a Holiday Party at the Virgin Hotel
Then, You’re Going Ice Curling and Drinking Maple Bacon-Infused BourbonBy Sam Eichner
You’re Invited to the Virgin Hotel’s Holiday Party
Don your best holiday attire for tonight’s party at the Virgin Hotel. They’ll have live performances from the likes of local rockers, The Walters, plus DJ sets, cranberry-infused gin and rye-and-apple-brandy drinks. Christmas sweaters are encouraged. Ugly ones are optional.
Sausage, Beer and Ice Curling: A Love Story
The ice curling lanes in Kaiser Tiger’s beer garden are back for the winter. You’ll head over there with some like-minded friends after work, drink some beer, eat some wild boar sausage and, when the time is right, curl some ice. Hmm. That can’t be how you say that.
Jeni’s Strikes Again. This Time, with Waffles.
A third Chicago outpost of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is opening Friday in Lincoln Park. Starting at 7pm, if you’re one of the first 50 people there, you’ll get a gratis glazed street waffle (it’s new). If you’re not one of the first 50 people there, well, you’ll still get a gratis scoop of ice cream. How considerate.
The Truffle Student Becomes the Truffle Master
On Saturday, you’re taking a very lucky date (or maternal relative) to a truffle-forward cooking demonstration at Eataly, hosted by the Vice President of Italy’s leading truffle brand, Urbani. Throughout the demonstration, you’ll acquire some choice truffle-related knowledge and eat four very truffle-y courses. So, truffles.
Short Rib Hash and Breakfast Old Fashioneds, 20 Floors Up
Baptiste & Bottle, the bourbon-forward restaurant on the 20th floor of the Conrad hotel, is now doing brunch. You should rejoice because: 1) Short rib hash and avocado crab toast are happening, 2) They’re slinging maple bacon-infused bourbon Old Fashioneds, and 3) It’s likely you’ll be hungover in the near future.