Things to do for September 06, 2017

The Half Acre Beer Garden You've Been Waiting For

And You Should Definitely Be at Ruxbin When It Serves Its Final Plate of Foie Gras

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Friday
Highline's Got a New Game Room
HI TIMES

Highline's Got a New Game Room

It's been a minute since you've visited Highline, and they thought you might want to know about their new game room. It's now here to tempt you with NBA Jam, Pac-Man and special editions of pinball, to say nothing of the hot fried chicken waffle cones. The more you know...

Maple & Ash's Wine Club Has Its Sights Set on Your Doorstep
BIG RED

Maple & Ash's Wine Club Has Its Sights Set on Your Doorstep

In the battle of you verses the wine aisle, who usually wins? Right. Level the odds with sommelier Dan Pilkey, who'll bring Maple & Ash's wine cellar to your doorstep. As a member of his Mavens & Aficionados wine club, you'll get rare bottles delivered quarterly, plus discounts at the restaurant. Game over.

Saturday
Found You a New Beer Garden
DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE

Found You a New Beer Garden

What Half Acre's first taproom lacks in size, it makes up for in brisket burritos. The brewery's second taproom, however, opens Saturday with a massive restaurant and beer garden. The new spot offers the same selection of hoppy brews with a little more legroom. Plus slow-cooked meats because those are still important.

If You're Into Eating Things, You're Into This
KEEP ON TRUCKIN'

If You're Into Eating Things, You're Into This

Meet the gentlemen of Hapa. They've been slinging under-the-radar Asian things for some time, but are now ready to go mainstream with a residency in Emporium's food truck. They're serving things like Thai-fried-chicken-and-waffle sandwiches and bulgogi cheesecake all month long. Nice to meet you, Hapa.

Sunday
Ruxbin's Last Hoorah Is Upon Us
SO LONG, FAREWELL

Ruxbin's Last Hoorah Is Upon Us

All good things must come to an end. Even things named best new restaurant in the country by GQ and Bon Appétit. After seven years in Nobel Square, Ruxbin serves its final plate of foie gras on Sunday, and you will be there. Just... you will be there.

Closes Sept 10, Ruxbin, 851 N Ashland Ave, 312-624-8509

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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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