The weekend is batting cleanup.
It’s impossible to condense the massively colorful spirit of Carnivale into a single food truck. But you can’t blame these guys for trying. Especially when their attempt includes mobile chimichurri fries, Mexican steak sandwiches and a real live cotton candy machine. As opposed to a fake live one.
Thursday night, Hubbard Inn is transforming into the ever-exclusive Dorsia from American Psycho. Naturally, you and your suited companions will feast upon lobster escargot and blood sausage, enjoy some ’80s music and fastidiously compare business cards. Afterward, you will not attempt to feed an ATM a stray cat.
Sazeracs. Cigars. Live music. A neighborhood rooftop with heaters. Since all of those words involve things you greatly enjoy, we’d like to invite you to Fountainhead this Thursday night. They’ll have that stuff. You’ll be you. Should go swimmingly.
IN THE LOOP
Consider Friday a very good day to enjoy eating lunch. See, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is making everyone a gratis sub to celebrate the grand opening of their first Chicago outpost. And Q-BBQ is making exactly 108 hickory-smoked goat sandwiches at their Willis Tower pop-up to celebrate… well, let’s not jinx it.
TURN IT UP TO ELEVEN
Halloween’s on Monday. Parties are on Saturday.
You’ll start in the ’70s at CH Distillery: Where you’ll dance and drink Harvey
Wallbangers at their Studio 54–inspired party.
And end in the ’80s at Stranger Pings: A Stranger Things–themed ping-pong bash at AceBounce.
Just make sure to change your costume.