Things to do for January 25, 2017

We Regret to Inform You That Pancake Cocktails Are on the Menu This Weekend

And That We’ve Grossly Misused the Word “Regret”

By Sam Eichner

Wednesday
A Date Would Go Well Here
ALL THAT JAZZ

A Date Would Go Well Here

It’s hard not to love the sweet, sweet music of Billie Holiday. To that end: Untitled, your favorite subterranean whiskey lounge, is hosting a special tribute to celebrate the lovely ditties of Miss Lady Day. To that end’s end: you should go. And bring a date.

Thursday
Over 60 Chicago Chefs Are Making You Dinner
FIRST THINGS FIRST

Over 60 Chicago Chefs Are Making You Dinner

Cindy’s, Bar Roma, Il Porcellino and approximately 60 other fine-dining establishments are making signature dishes for you to taste at the annual First Bites Bash Thursday night, which serves as the official kickoff for Chicago Restaurant Week. If you have dinner plans tomorrow, yeah, go ahead and cancel those.

Friday
A BYOB Seafood Boil Situation in Lincoln Park
GREAT CATCH

A BYOB Seafood Boil Situation in Lincoln Park

Fact: You can’t have too many BYOB places at which to indulge in Cajun garlic wings and spicy seafood boils filled with crawfish and lobster tails. Fiction: Captain’s Catch, now open in Lincoln Park, is not one of those places. Our apologies if that was unnecessarily complicated.

Saturday
Your Chinese New Year Celebration Happens Here
IT TAKES 2

Your Chinese New Year Celebration Happens Here

This weekend, 2Fun Chinese is celebrating the Year of the Rooster in style. There will be live DJs. There will be a special Sichuan peppercorn-infused cocktail. Renowned street artist Lefty will be creating a live art installation beneath the dim sum pagoda. Right. There’s a dim sum pagoda.

Sunday
A Mushroom Latte and a Pancake Cocktail. Let’s Investigate...
STRANGE BREW

A Mushroom Latte and a Pancake Cocktail. Let’s Investigate...

First, there’s Limitless Coffee’s Mushroom Latte: Which involves a mushroom powder blend, agave, almond milk and general daring.
Then, there’s the Hot Buttered Pancake: A new cocktail from the Ladies’ Room that combines pancake cordial, sherry, warm bourbon, smoked maple syrup and a touch of butter to taste like... a hot buttered pancake.

Available now, $7, Limitless Coffee & Tea, 2355 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-227-9490; available now, $13, The Ladies’ Room at Fat Rice, 2953 W Diversey Ave, 773-661-9170

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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