Things to do for September 27, 2017

A Clandestine Cocktail Lounge for Vespers and Blue Cheese Gougeres

And Beatrix Market Is Here to Save Lunch

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
Beatrix Market Is Here to Save Lunch
RAISING THE BAR

Beatrix Market Is Here to Save Lunch

From the fine people behind Beatrix comes the most beautiful salad bar you've ever seen. The first stand-alone location of Beatrix Market is now open in the Loop with fresh greens, cold salads and hot foods as far as the eye can see. Such majesty.

Friday
There's a Secret Cocktail Bar Behind Chez Moi
LET'S FRANCE

There's a Secret Cocktail Bar Behind Chez Moi

We're going to let you in on a little secret. Longtime French brasserie Chez Moi is now home to a clandestine cocktail lounge that lets you drink Vespers and eat blue cheese gougeres under crystal chandeliers. So you should probably do all those things.

Now open, Ooh La La at Chez Moi, 2100 N Halsted St, 773-871-2100

Saturday
A Beer-Fueled Celebration of All Things Fall
'TIS THE SEASON

A Beer-Fueled Celebration of All Things Fall

All your favorite Chicago chefs are conveniently gathering in one place to celebrate the fall bounty. Harvest Fest combines the likes of Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan with food from over a dozen West Loop restaurants, plus some beer-filled concerts. And no pumpkin spice in sight.

Whose Punch Bowl Reigns Supreme?
ALL HAIL THE KINGS

Whose Punch Bowl Reigns Supreme?

With the finale of Cochon 555 also comes the national championship of Punch Kings. Hope you're thirsty, because 14 bartenders from coast-to-coast are about to show you what they can do with a lot of bourbon and a punch bowl. Spoiler: it's all good things.

Sunday
Rum and High-Speed Catamaran Action at Navy Pier
COME SAIL AWAY

Rum and High-Speed Catamaran Action at Navy Pier

This weekend, the world's best sailors gather off Navy Pier to battle on high-performance catamarans at the Chicago Match Cup. And then there's you, enjoying a leisurely lunch on a boat in Lake Michigan or sipping on rum in the Dark 'n' Stormy Lounge. You're all excellent people.

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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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