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Things to do for February 22, 2017
Of Course There’s a La La Land–Themed Oscar Party...
But There’s Also a New Paul McGee Pop-Up and Mardi Gras FestivitiesBy Sam Eichner
The First Restaurant in the Country Devoted Entirely to... Polenta
Did it ever occur to you that what was missing from Chicago’s booming work-lunch scene was a fast-casual eatery dedicated entirely to building one’s own polenta, with toppings from white wine chicken to octopus? No? Well, starting tomorrow, you’ll have the Polenta Bar. Which is exactly that.
It’s Very ’70s in Here. It’s Also Very Duck-Taco-y.
Rhyme or Reason is not another Division Street dive. That’s because...
—It’s a funky, ’70s-inspired restaurant and live music lounge, too.
—The servers wear suede blazers and bow ties.
—You can eat roasted bone marrow, kung pao cauliflower and duck tacos.
Of course there’s punch.
Carnevale, Mardi Gras and Everything in Between
If you prefer Carnevale: Make for Eataly on Friday night, where you’ll rove around
enjoying fresh pasta, fried sweet things and unlimited Bellinis.
If you prefer Mardi Gras: There’s a jazz band and a bottomless crawfish boil at Chicago Q on Saturday afternoon.
If you don’t know the difference: Do both.
The Field Museum + Paul McGee’s Drinks = This
To celebrate a new special exhibit at the Field Museum—which will take a deep dive into its vast collection—the Chicago Athletic Association is opening a monthlong pop-up bar, featuring actual specimens and programming from the museum, plus Negronis from Paul McGee. Strange. Cool, too. But strange.
A Manchester by the Sea–Themed Oscar Party Would’ve Been Too Depressing
On Sunday night, the Conrad hotel is hosting a La La Land–themed Oscar party in their 19th-floor atrium. There’ll be passed champagne, mobile bar carts, hors d’oeuvres from Baptiste & Bottle and one hell of a dinner buffet, followed by a song-and-dance number on Michigan Avenue. Minus that last part.