Things to do for November 05, 2009

The Weekender

Rabbit Corn Dogs, Killer Wings and Luvabulls

The weekend is your new area code.

Thursday
Hearty Opens
THE BOYS ARE BACK

Hearty Opens

Erstwhile Food Network stars—and perpetual catering powerhouse team—the Hearty Boys are finally helming a full-time restaurant again. So before heading in for Rabbit Corn Dogs and Pork Belly and Beans (plus an awe-inspiring list of cocktails), we thought you'd appreciate Chicago's first look around

Now open, 3819 N. Broadway St, 773-935-5555, see the slideshow

Scoop NYC 25% Off Sale
SALE-ING

Scoop NYC 25% Off Sale

The only thing standing between you and frostbite this winter is a new John Varvatos cashmere sweater. Okay, we might be exaggerating (a bit). But that—along with jeans from DSquared and polos from Psycho Bunny—will be among the seasonal finds at Scoop NYC's sale this weekend, just in time for the long, cold months ahead.

Nov 5-8, Scoop NYC, 1702 N. Milwaukee Ave (at Wabansia), 773-227-9930

Wing-Eating Contest at Jake Melnick's
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Wing-Eating Contest at Jake Melnick's

You'd be insane to enter an eating contest involving XXX Wings, which are doused with an unholy combo of Red Savina and Bhut Jolokia peppers—so hot you must sign a waiver before eating. Then again, United Center skybox tickets are on the line, so…

Friday
Luvabulls Tip-Off Party
HEAR THEM RAH

Luvabulls Tip-Off Party

We can't predict how the Bulls season will go, but at some point, you'll probably need cheering up. Get some pointers when the Luvabulls will be partying in the upstairs lounge at Luxbar along with drink specials, raffles and, who knows, maybe a high kick or two.

9pm, Nov 6, LuxLounge at Luxbar, 18 E. Bellevue Pl (at Rush), 312-642-3400

Saturday
Beer and Bacon Tasting at Paddy Long's
THE SIZZLER

Beer and Bacon Tasting at Paddy Long's

You love bacon, but it's been a while since you two really just hung out and had a beer together. Rediscover the pork magic in all its Irish, German, Polish, Canadian and American splendor…along with six seasonal brews—in case you need a conversation starter.

$20, 6pm, Nov 7, Paddy Long's, 1028 W. Diversey, 773-290-6988

Tuesday
Three Floyd's Dinner at Small Bar
Three Cheers

Three Floyd's Dinner at Small Bar

The Wicker Park hangout trades burgers for a six-course extravaganza featuring Alaskan halibut cheeks, fig-stuffed poussin and seared Colorado lamb—each paired with a Three Floyd's brew (including its super-secret annual beer). The event sold out weeks ago, but we stashed a couple away of reservations. The rest is up to you.

$55, 6:30pm, Nov 10, Small Bar, 2049 W. Division St, 773-772-2727, reservations here

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