Things to do for October 11, 2017

The Riverwalk Brings Beer and Pyrotechnics Together for Oktoberfest

And Hoosier Mama's West Town Pie Shop Gets a Little Less Little

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
Hoosier Mama Expands Because the World Needs More Pie
PIE TIMES

Hoosier Mama Expands Because the World Needs More Pie

West Town's favorite pie shop is expanding its humble home base into a quaint café. Hoosier Mama busted down its east wall to open up an adjacent coffee shop with additional seating and savory pies. Good for you, Hoosier Mama. And good for you, you.

Friday
Beers and Pyrotechnic Waterfalls Along the River
LIGHT IT UP

Beers and Pyrotechnic Waterfalls Along the River

We know you have options when it comes to celebrating Oktoberfest in Chicago. But may we suggest you head down to the Riverwalk, where dozens of local breweries will be pouring their favorite Märzens? If that's not convincing enough, a pyrotechnic waterfall display will end the evening. Just so you know.

Saturday
A New Place to Eat and Drink Bourbon
BOURBON SPRAWL

A New Place to Eat and Drink Bourbon

Sometimes you want a stiff bourbon cocktail. Other times you want smoked pork belly made with a Koval bourbon date glaze. When those times come, head to Woven & Bound. It's Marriott Marquis' new American brasserie where you can have both. Both is good.

Sunday
Goodbye, Parson's Patio. Hello, Parson's Brunch.
PART AND PARSON'S

Goodbye, Parson's Patio. Hello, Parson's Brunch.

The patio at Parson's Chicken and Fish is closed for the season, and while you're entitled to have certain feelings about that, take solace in the return of their all-week brunch menu. It has the old favorites like chicken and waffles, plus some new soon-to-be-favorites like shrimp and grits. It's a fair trade-off.

The Annual Gathering of Agave-Everything Returns
SALUD

The Annual Gathering of Agave-Everything Returns

Mexico in a Bottle returns to Chop Shop this weekend, and it'll help if you like tequila. It's there where you can get an immersive agave education via sipping on small batch tequilas and mezcals, then sample some food from Quiote and Leña Brava. There are worse ways to spend a Sunday.

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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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