The Milwaukee coffee invasion continues with a new Logan Square outpost of Colectivo. Big ole sunny patio included. Meanwhile, after five years of roasting coffee in Logan Square, Halfwit has a namesake café to call its own. In conclusion: caffeine.
ROLL IT UP
There are last-minute gifts, and then there are last-minute gifts filled with Romeo Y Julieta cigars and steak rub from Prime & Provisions. Be the person who gives the second one.
BRUNCH OF CHAMPIONS
A pancake station, a mac and cheese bar, an omelet station, a chili bar, a hot dog station and a Bloody Mary bar. Those are some of the fantastical things that await you at Brickhouse Tavern’s new brunch. Other than that, pretty restrained brunch.
Tis the season to drink some Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter margaritas and dance the night away to the deep cuts of local DJ and record collector, Joe Bryl. It’s all happening at the Whistler’s annual Christmas party, which is really the only reason we mentioned that stuff up there.
On Christmas eve (or Christmas day, for that matter), you can either enjoy some herb-roasted beef ribeye at home, or you can enjoy it with a side of eggnog soufflé and a screening of Christmas Vacation at City Mouse at Ace Hotel. Or you can do both because obviously you’re going to do both.
WHAT ABOUT BOB
Find out who (or what) nabbed the top spot. Then, if you feel so inclined, read about the most perfect union between Sufjan Stevens’s music and Oscar frontrunner, Call Me By Your Name. Oh, and here’s a Shakespearean sonnet composed for the drunken goddess of MTV’s Floribama Shore. It’s the first of its kind. And probably the last.