Things to do for January 18, 2017

Sorry, but Chili Pong Might Be Involved

It Will, but So Will a New Brewery and a Giant Sale

By Sam Eichner

Wednesday
This Wine Won’t Drink Itself
FROM PERKS

This Wine Won’t Drink Itself

Drinking wine: it’s pretty fun. Thinking about what wine to drink: not quite so much. Fortunately, Perks is doing the thinking for the both of you, hooking you up with six bottles of a little Spanish gem called the 2014 “Tres Picos” Garnacha. Wine Spectator placed it in their Top 100 Wines of 2016. But it hasn’t let success go to its head.

Thursday
Let the Chili Wars Begin
THE BIG CHILI

Let the Chili Wars Begin

The chili cook-off: it’s a tradition as old as chili itself. And on Thursday, you can attend Kimski’s and taste submissions from Sportsman’s Club, Café Marie-Jeanne and several other local establishments. Then you can play chili pong. Which is like beer pong, but with... you know what chili pong is.

Jan 19, 6-9pm, no cover, Kimski, 960 W 31st St, 773-890-0588

Just a Fun Little Dinner Crawl Through the West Loop
GO WEST

Just a Fun Little Dinner Crawl Through the West Loop

The West Loop Winter Safari is a roving dinner party where guests stop at five local restaurants and bars—like Nellcôte, the Betty and Bar Takito—to eat each one’s signature dish before attending an after-party at Saint Lou’s Assembly. So it’s not like other safaris, is our point.

Friday
Pop Quiz, Hot Shot (Hint: It’s About Your Next Dinner Date)
BIG FISH

Pop Quiz, Hot Shot (Hint: It’s About Your Next Dinner Date)

Cracked at 695 is...

A) A mystery solved 695 feet above sea level.
B) A new Netflix crime drama.
C) A fancy new seafood restaurant specializing in whole-fish seafood boils with an upstairs cocktail lounge.
D) All of the above.

It’s C. Take that, “All of the above.”

Saturday
There’s a New Brewery in Town
DRAFT DAY

There’s a New Brewery in Town

It’s called On Tour, it’s open now in West Town, and it boasts a barrel-aging room and a modern, 75-seat BYO-food taproom with tufted-leather couches and TVs for football. There are also 12 taps, so you can drink their IPAs, pilsners and sours. Nice to know.

Sunday
This Sale Laughs in the Face of Winter
SAFE MEYVN

This Sale Laughs in the Face of Winter

Winter, the Season vs. Winter, the Sale at Meyvn...

Winter, the Season has: Bitter winds, snow, ice and a pretty bad rep.
Winter, the Sale at Meyvn has: Indigo blanket slippers, mohair cardigans, Italian-wool peacoats and more for up to 50% off.

Call it a draw?

Ongoing, Meyvn, 2627 N Kedzie Ave, 312-852-6012, and online

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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