Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Deal of the day . . .

It's countdown to Christmas, and if you need a mid-week chillout before you hit the shops one more time, head out to Tsuki (1441 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-883-8722) tonight for complimentary massages and manicures.

It's their ladies' night event, where there will also be $5 martini specials, complimentary Sky 90 gift bags, and a raffle for an MP3 player, gift certificates to Tsuki and Ai (358 W. Ontario St., 312-335-9888), as well as other prizes. RSVP required at info@tsuki.us. 6-10pm tonight.

Or, if you're hangin' with the girls and boys, make your way to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba (2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000) for the $3 tapas special at the bar every Monday-Sunday 4-6pm.

Go for favorites like the aceitunas aliñadas (house marinated olives), ensalada de mariscos (seafood salad, shrimp, scallops and squid), calamares a la plancha (grilled squid in olive oil and garlic), dátiles con tocino (roast dates with bacon and apple vinaigrette), empanada de pollo (chicken empanada), albondigas al jerez (meatballs with sherry tomato sauce) and patatas bravas (spicy potatoes with tomato aioli).

And you cannot go to Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba without ordering the sangria. Pitchers of red, white, black raspberry, passion fruit, peach and cava sangria are not to be missed. ($17.95-$19.95 a pitcher).

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