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.
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 SaleBy Sam Eichner
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?