Things to do for February 07, 2018
The Winter Olympics Are Coming. Celebrate With Cheese.
Or Maybe Just Head to This Cider-Fueled, Ritualistic BonfireBy Sarah Freeman
Bagels in the North. Crab Boils in the South.
People of Ravenswood Manor, rejoice. Steingold's Station is now serving its signature lox bagel sandwiches steps from the Brown Line. People of the South Loop, rejoice. Lowcountry is now serving its signature Cajun-spiced seafood-boil-in-a-bag in the South Loop. Everyone else should feel free to rejoice, too.
This Opening Ceremony Party Is Covered in Cheese
While the Olympians are off strutting their stuff in the Opening Ceremony, you'll be strutting your stuff in the direction of the gratis raclette bar at Game Room and backing those cheese-covered potatoes with a $6 Old Fashioned shot. They don’t give medals for sort-of-dexterity, but maybe they should.
It Would Appear That Now's the Time to Stock Up on Some Late-Season Boots
"Maybe this is the last snow of the season," you tell yourself while eyeing a pair of suede sneakers from the Frye Company. Go ahead, pick them up. And maybe some zip-back boots while you're at it. Why the sudden urge to procure foot sheathes? Up to 60% off. That’s why.
Just a Good Old Fashioned Cider-Based Pagan Ritual
Maybe you've heard of Wassail, the pagan ritual welcoming spring. Over at Vitrue Cider, they celebrate this with cider-fueled, horse-drawn sleigh rides and a massive bonfire on their 48-acre Michigan property. You'll be there, too, if for no other reason than to have a good story to tell come Monday.
When It Rains Après-Ski Parties, It Pours Them
In honor of the Winter Olympics, J. Parker is opening up its glass-encased rooftop for an Après-ski party with an ice luge and hot chocolate bar. Watch some slalom, then hit the shot-ski, then probably regret hitting the shot-ski.
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