Things to do for March 01, 2017

A Very Chicago Watering Hole Has Landed in River North

Meanwhile, Someone Is About to Offer You Some Scotch and a Shoeshine

By Sam Eichner

Wednesday
Thursday
For Breakfast: Tex-Mex. For Lunch: Also Tex-Mex.
HOWDY, TEX

For Breakfast: Tex-Mex. For Lunch: Also Tex-Mex.

There’s a casual new Tex-Mex joint on the Near North Side. It’s called Texican, and here’s your tentative plan of action...

Before work: Swing by for a green chorizo breakfast sandwich.
During work: Pick up some garlicky Gulf shrimp tacos.
After work: Cool it on the Tex-Mex.

Burgers, Beers and Blues. Simple yet Effective.
MOTHER’S DAY

Burgers, Beers and Blues. Simple yet Effective.

Nachos. Beer. Burgers. Live blues. Such are the essential elements of Mom’s Place, a new bi-level River North watering hole that laughs in the face of the neighborhood’s other, swankier establishments. And then stops laughing just long enough to serve you a bunch of nachos.

Friday
Scotch and a Shoeshine
SHINE ON

Scotch and a Shoeshine

If there’s a better way to end the long workweek than at Revival Food Hall’s comely bar, sampling three different expressions of scotch, listening to a DJ do his thing and receiving a gratis shoeshine, please let us know. Seriously, though.

Saturday
A Winning Trifecta of Bourbon, Salty Snacks and Playing Cards
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

A Winning Trifecta of Bourbon, Salty Snacks and Playing Cards

Sure, you could host a poker night. Or you could head to Amy Morton’s meat-forward hideout, the Barn. See, after 10pm on Saturdays, they’ll bring you some special apothecary-bottled bourbon drinks, salty snacks and playing cards. Which seems better than hosting a poker night.

Saturdays, 10pm, no cover, The Barn, Rear 1016 Church St, Evanston, 847-868-8041

Sunday
It’s a Dessert Tasting, Plus Beer
DESSERTED

It’s a Dessert Tasting, Plus Beer

Yes, there’s a dessert tasting happening on Sunday. It’s where you’ll eat things like Osteria Langhe’s panna cotta and Cookie Spin’s salted caramel Oreo brownies. It’s where you’ll drink DryHop beer and get a chair massage. It’s where your happy place is. If only for one fleeting, beautiful afternoon.

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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