You and the beers of Belgium—let's just say you're well acquainted. But it's been a while since you've really gotten together as a group. So you'll have some catching up to do with 13 of the country's best. Don't worry—you still have a lot in common.
Things to do for February 25, 2010
Hot-Wing Battles, Retro Raves and Beer
The weekend is cloudy with a chance of highballs.
Retro Rave at Green Dolphin
Ah, kids today—they don't know what a party is. So take your favorite Millennial to a good old-fashioned night of blissed-out beats from eight of the era's top performers at this all-night rave revival. Just be sure to download a glow stick app before you go.
Closeout at HisStuff
This terrible weather has one upside: you won't have to wait to make the most out of the cold-weather gear you'll find at this clearance sale. You'll find items like Energie winter coats at 75% off—though you'll find a few swim trunks on sale too, in case you want to hole up in a South Beach cabana until spring.
This all-star bout of endless wings and knock-down, drag-out battles between 30 of Chicago's hot-wing purveyors—from classics like Jake Melnick's to upstarts like the District—will make Ali-Frazier look like a Camp Fire Girls meeting. But with more beer...we presume.
When you throw a birthday bash, always go big. Soldier Field big. Take a cue from Art Smith, who celebrates his big 5-0 at his annual all-you-can-eat charity extravaganza, featuring cuisine from the world's best chefs (from tasty Brit Nigella Lawson to hometown girl Stephanie Izard). Come ravenous.
Oysters at Hugo's
In 1997 you were riding high on tech stocks and sirloins at Gibsons. Then you decided you wanted a little fish, so Hugo Ralli immediately opened a seafood place next door. To commemorate your suggestion, they're serving a baker's dozen of fresh oysters for just $13 all month long. Frog legs, regrettably, are still full price.