Things to do for January 17, 2018

This Late-Night Happy Hour Is Filled With Caviar Burgers and Dollar Oysters

And This Conceptual Dive Bar Has Fake Bottles of Beer and Real Shots of Malört

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
It's January, Have Some Really Cold Ice Cream
CREAMSCAPE

It's January, Have Some Really Cold Ice Cream

Disregard that fresh layer of snow on the ground. Just try to focus on the chocolate brownie ice cream skewered with a chocolate syringe that's in front of you courtesy of this new liquid nitrogen-focused ice cream spot in Lakeview. Or just put a pin in it until summer.

Now open, Chill N2, 2935 N Broadway St, 857-928-9096

Saigon Sisters Sets Up Shop in Chicago's Newest Food Hall
BAO DOWN

Saigon Sisters Sets Up Shop in Chicago's Newest Food Hall

There are food halls, and then there are food halls with caramelized chicken bao and red curry bowls. This is a story about the latter. It’s called Current Modern Kitchen, and it boasts tenants such as Saigon Sisters and Bang Chop Thai. We never said it was a long story.

Now open, Current Modern Kitchen, 300 N LaSalle

Friday
Your Favorite Neighborhood Conceptual Dive Bar
HIGH DIVE

Your Favorite Neighborhood Conceptual Dive Bar

Emporium's latest pop-up is a conceptual watering hole with things like fake bottles of beers served in front of fake brick walls that are the vision of street artist Don't Fret. But it'll also be serving the very real Chicago Handshake, aka Old Style with a shot of Malört. That doesn't seem optional. 

Saturday
This Beer Fest Has a Dark Side
YOU'VE GOT ALE

This Beer Fest Has a Dark Side

There are 200 bottles of beer on the wall, and all of them are yours for the sampling at Chicago Ale Fest. The winter edition brings together the best imperial stouts and brown ales alongside food trucks and a "hidden gems" booth featuring bottles from brewers’ personal cellars. In conclusion: 200 beers.

Dollar Oysters and Caviar-Covered Burgers Live Here
THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS

Dollar Oysters and Caviar-Covered Burgers Live Here

The fine people at Heritage are offering you a second chance at happy hour for exactly one hour every Friday and Saturday night. What this means for you: $1 oysters and the caviar-topped No Regrets Burger. And $3 vodka shots but... yeah.

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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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