Things to do for February 08, 2017

Hot Doug’s Pizza, Hot Doug’s Popcorn...

And a New Upstairs Bar at Ronero With Pisco-Filled Swans

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
We Figured You Should Know About These Tacos
HOLY CITY

We Figured You Should Know About These Tacos

There are several reasons for you to frequent Holy Taco, a casual new place filled with chef Daniel Espinoza’s al pastor tacos and sincronizadas, which are basically carne-asada-filled cousins of the quesadilla. Though “new tacos in Lincoln Park” would probably suffice.

Now open, Holy Taco, 953 W Webster Ave, 773-857-0844

Thursday
Keep Being You, Hot Doug
DOUG LIFE

Keep Being You, Hot Doug

Do you prefer your Hot Doug’s creations as pizza or popcorn? What a question. What a world. Yet here we are with the return of Hot Doug’s Duck Fat Delight popcorn at Berco’s and the Doug Sohn–created jerk-sausage-and-bacon pizza hitting the menu at Piece. Godspeed.

Through Feb 28, $15-$65, Berco’s Popcorn, 810 W Armitage Ave, 312-642-3726, and online; through Feb 28, $20-$26, Piece, 1927 W North Ave, 773-772-4422

Friday
Where Majestic Swans Filled With Pisco Roam Freely
ALL THE WAY UP

Where Majestic Swans Filled With Pisco Roam Freely

Hidden entrance: check. Live music: yes. Named after history’s most infamous drug lord: sure, fine. All signs point to Esco Bar, the new upstairs cocktail bar at Ronero. It’s a Latin-tinged affair complete with pisco-filled copper swans, you and your date. The three of you should get along just fine.

Saturday
Last Call for Winter Stuff at Up to 90% Off
STOCK PARTY

Last Call for Winter Stuff at Up to 90% Off

Winter came, saw, conquered and... sort of just kept on doing those things. Enter this Stock Mfg. warehouse sale with up to 90% off things like flannels, jackets, chinos and other fine examples of Chicago-made dapperness. RIP, last year’s s’mores pants.

Two Very, Very Different Valentine’s Parties
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

Two Very, Very Different Valentine’s Parties

For the Lovers: Roller-skate around the vintage gymnasium of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel while listening to classic slow jams.
For the Haters: Gently pelt the opponent of your choice with 40 mm celluloid balls at AceBounce’s Anti-Valentine’s party while partaking in a two-hour open bar and listening to anti-love anthems.

Choose wisely.

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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