Tuesday, February 18
Today and tomorrow, everything at Evanston Japanese spot Todoroki Hibachi + Sushi (526 Davis St., 847-733-0536) is buy one, get one free in honor of their second birthday—including their all-you-can-eat sushi special. Last call for seating is at 6:30 p.m., so work up an appetite early.
Friday, February 21
Dunlay’s on the Square (3137 W. Logan Blvd., Logan Square, 773-227-2400) will be tapping a firkin (that’s a small-sized keg that gets tapped on its side) of a coffee-infused Domaine DuPage beer from Two Brothers Brewery. For $15, you can get a pint of beer fresh from the firkin and a short-rib burger with bacon, fennel, and celery root coleslaw.
Go in for a box of at least six doughnuts at Firecakes (68 W. Hubbard St., River North, 312-329-6500) starting today and running through February 28 and you could be one of three lucky discoverers of a Willy Wonka-inspired “Golden Donut” ticket—which wins you a dozen doughnuts per month for one year. No promises on meeting any Oompa-Loompas, though.
Saturday, February 22
In celebration of National Margarita Day, which we didn’t know was a thing until just now, HUB 51 (51 W. Hubbard St., River North, 312-828-0051) will have pitchers ($32) and glasses ($8) of Prickly Pear Margaritas, ready to be sipped alongside platters of tacos.
Sunday, February 23
Unlike nightmarish Sadie Hawkins dances of your teenage years, at Cake & Whiskey Club’s Sadie Cakins Dance, you can ask a piece of almond-cherry wink cake made by the crew at Dusek’s to be your date. Your $30 entry fee to the event, which takes place at Punch House (1227 W. 18th St, Pilsen) and features DJ sets from Girl Group Chicago, gets you two servings of Kentucky Vecchio Punch and a slice of the aforementioned cake.