Monday, October 15, 2012

Five Sweet Spots To Indulge On 'Sweetest Day'

These tasty treats from RM Champagne Salon would certainly pep up any "Sweetest Day" celebration. (Photo: RM Champagne Salon)

Sweetest Day is Oct. 20, but whether you have a significant other or not, there's no reason why you should miss out on these five decadent delights:

1. Fresh Biscuits at Bang Bang Pie Shop. You can have pie yes, but the other highlight is the delicious biscuit scene they've got going down. They're crunchy on the outside and super moist inside and available piping hot and fresh until about 1:30pm daily. Dress them up at the "biscuit topping bar" where you'll find black pepper honey butter, blueberry lavender jam, cherry chai or strawberry butter. The biscuits—and pies—are certain to go well with Bang Bang's signature roasted coffee.

2. Bistronomic's Baked Alaska. The old-school dessert feels modern at this trendy Gold Coast bistro helmed by chef Martial Noguier. And those confection-y layers of sponge cake, ice cream, meringue, caramel and almonds taste good right down to the last morsel with a bottle of bubbly.

The Chicago Cabaret Project Does 'The Rocky Horror Show' Upstairs At Hamburger Mary's

The ensemble cast of the Chicago Cabaret Project. (Photo: Chicago Cabaret Project)

Halloween comes early to Hamburger Mary's, the lively corner restaurant and tavern in Andersonville.

That's because the colorful cast of the Chicago Cabaret Project is doing limited performances of their rendition of The Rocky Horror Show in the upper level Mary's Attic.