Tuesday, February 5, 2008

This reads like a $%^*@# 'chick flick' . . .

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star in "The Break-Up," the cult chick flick that will be shown at the "Love Stinks" party at Jbar on Valentine's Day.

. . . or a book of "chick lit," but that's OK because the singles need love too. So that's why Jbar (610 N. Rush, 312-660-7200) is throwing a Love Stinks party—which apparently went so well last year that they decided to do it again!

The bitter bash takes place on Valentine's Day, and as soon as guests arrive they get a freaking voodoo doll to take all those unresolved issues out on. And to kick things up a notch, DJ Jesse de la Pena spins as the ultimate things-gone-wrong flick, "The Break-Up," is shown all over the damn place on the plasma screens.

But all is not lost. Hopefully the party will attract a nice mix of boys and girls because they're awarding an overnight stay at The James (55 E. Ontario St., 312-337-1000) and dinner for two at David Burke's Primehouse (616 N. Rush St., 312-660-6000) to the "Best New Couple" of the night, which is voted on by those in attendance (Best New Couple are two people who meet for the first time at Jbar on Valentine’s Day during the Love Stinks party).

Hey, even if you don't hook up that night, you can take solace in one of these girlie guzzlers, specially designed just for the night:

Anti-Flirt: Champagne, Cointreau, Absolut vodka, pineapple juice served in a martini glass

Blushing Lady: PAMA Liqueur, Roth California vodka, grapefruit juice, splash of grenadine served in a martini glass and garnished with a sugar rim

French Kiss: Kilo Kai rum, Creme de Cassis, orange juice, cranberry juice, Ruinart Rose Champagne served in a martini glass and garnished with an orange slice

Hot & Steamy: Cranberry juice, lime juice, El Tesoro tequila, Grand Marnier served in a martini glass and garnished with a lemon twist

Pucker Up: Cranberry juice, Sambuca white liqueur served in a rocks glass and garnished with a lemon twist

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