Things to do for March 21, 2018

Smoked, Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs Come to Lincoln Park

And This Cold Spring Calls for Some Meaty Red Sauce

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
Dark Matter Coffee and Heisler Hospitality Enter the United Center
IT'S MADNESS

Dark Matter Coffee and Heisler Hospitality Enter the United Center

Did they just put a coffee shop in the United Center? Yes. Yes they did. But it's more than that. It's also a street art-covered kiosk offering agave lattes, Whiner beer and loaded wonton nachos, whether there's a game happening or not. So long, all those other types of nachos.

Saturday
Fancy Pants Hot Dogs by Way of California
DOG EAT DOG

Fancy Pants Hot Dogs by Way of California

Hopefully you're ready for smoked bacon-wrapped hot dogs covered in cheese sauce and crispy onions. Because they're here via California hot dog chain Dog Haus, which now exists in Lincoln Park. It's also got burgers, fried chicken sandwiches and PBRs served in paper bags. Stay classy, California.

A Zine-Filled Market Pops Up at Ace Hotel
PHOTO FINISH

A Zine-Filled Market Pops Up at Ace Hotel

This weekend, a photo-focused magazine market/exhibition will take over the Mahoney space of Ace Hotel Chicago, with work from photographers across the country as well as, yes, more than 100 magazine titles. Feel free to buy some or pick up a gratis photocopy of select titles. And maybe say "zine" at least once.

Sunday
And Now for a Little Pre-Record-Store-Day Vinyl Splurge
RECORD TIME

And Now for a Little Pre-Record-Store-Day Vinyl Splurge

Record Store Day might be a month away, but your vinyl collection is looking a little lackluster these days. Maybe. Regardless, here comes Logan Square Vintage Vinyl's spring sale, where hundreds of new and collectable records will be on sale, including the likes of the Rolling Stones and Talking Heads. Others, but also those.

A Pasta Respite for This Unseasonably Cold Spring
SUNDAY SAUCE

A Pasta Respite for This Unseasonably Cold Spring

You want it to be warm outside. It should be warm outside. But it's not, so here's a steaming plate of assorted meats cooked in tomato and veal stock gravy. As long as the weather continues to disagree with us, Nico Osteria will offer its new Sunday Gravy special. So maybe it's not so bad after all.

Sundays, 5-10pm, $35, Nico Osteria, 1015 N Rush St, 312-994-7100

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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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