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Wicker Area Weekend: Honey Butter Fried Chicken Pizza at Piece, Super Bowl

By Alisa Hauser | January 31, 2014 11:47am
 Weekend events
Wicker Area Weekend Highlights, Jan. 31- Feb. 2, 2014
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WICKER PARK — It's another super weekend in the Wicker Park area.

Chicago Restaurant Week is in full swing and ends Feb. 6. There are nearly 30 local restaurants taking part and featuring three- and four-course lunches and dinners. For neighborhood specials, click here.

Here are other highlights:


5 to 7 p.m. Free Sake 101 Taste Tasting. Learn all about sake at Enso Sushi, 1613 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park.

8 p.m. "The Big Bash," Teen Showcase and PGraph Presents. Enjoy All Star Improv Comedy with The Hideout Theatre's Powerhouse Performers, followed by a teen comedy group and traveling Improv group The Brain Trust. Tickets are $15. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. in East Bucktown.

 Links Breakfast Sandwich is made of breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, beer cheese sauce and roasted red peppers. The sandwich is $7 and debuts Sunday  when the Milwaukee Avenue bar adds brunch service.
Links Breakfast Sandwich is made of breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, beer cheese sauce and roasted red peppers. The sandwich is $7 and debuts Sunday  when the Milwaukee Avenue bar adds brunch service.
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8 p.m. Epitonic Chicago Deep Freeze Festival. Beat the winter blues at a two-day festival of comedy and music to celebrate an independent music website's 15th anniversary.  Tickets are $40 for a weekend pass; individual performance prices vary. Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., SubT Lounge, 2011 W. North Ave, in Wicker Park.

7:30 p.m. Pride Films and Plays Present, "The Children's Hour."  A revival of Lillian Hellman's classic play about two educators accused of having a lesbian affair, directed by Derek Bertelsen, returns for another weekend. The play runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. Collaboraction Theatre, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park.


10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  LaSalle II Fundraiser at The Boundary.  LaSalle II Magnet School will receive 15 percent of the proceeds from any food or drinks ordered before 7 p.m. with a mention of the school to your server or bartender. The Boundary, 1932 W. Division St. in Wicker Park.

10 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga at Ready Coffee. Relax and revive with free yoga, led by instructor Sylvia Gonzalez, who has "a burning desire to spread the message of yoga," according to the coffee shop's blog. ORNOT Gallery (in the back of Ready Coffee), 1562 N. Milwaukee Ave.

11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Piece and Honey Butter Fried Chicken Pizza Mash-Up.  Available beginning Saturday, the pizzas are topped with 8 ounces of fried chicken double-battered in buttermilk and flour and coated with honey butter. And in case you're worried about not doing anything for the world except for eating pizza, $1 from every pizza will go to Pilot Light, a nonprofit group for children's culinary education.  Phone: 773-772-4422, Piece Pizzeria & Brewery, 1927 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park.

8 p.m.  Epitonic Chicago Deep Freeze Festival, continued.


10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Indoor Farmers Market in Logan Square.  Ditch the grocery store and find fresh produce from several vendors every Sunday through March 30. 2755 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square.

11 a.m. to 2 a.m.  Super Bowl Sunday at Division Ale House. Party before, after and during the game with $3 Fireball moonshine shots, $2 Bud Light Bottles and 75 cent Buffalo pigskin pork wings. No cover, but RSVP to save your spot at 773-384-6886. Division Ale House, 1942 W. Division St. in Wicker Park.

11:30 to 3 p.m. Brunch Begins at Links Taproom. Enjoy a "Fat Man in a Bathtub" breakfast sausage fried in waffle batter with Vermont maple syrup and other unique creations, like the Taproom's version of Pop Tarts, filled with bacon apple butter and topped with candied bacon and meringue. 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park.

4:30 p.m.  Quencher's Superb Owl Chili Cook Off. Bring chili, watch the Super Bowl and walk away with swag from sponsor Brooklyn Brewery. Quencher's Saloon. 2401 N. Western Ave. in Bucktown/Logan Square.

5:30 p.m.  Moonshine's Third Annual Super Bowl Slider Bowl. Indulge in hot dog, grilled chicken, mushroom and pork sliders along with traditional cheeseburger sliders at a buffet. Wash it down with domestic beer, wine and drinks. Sides include spicy wings, salads, fries and chips. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Moonshine, 1824 W. Division St. in Wicker Park.

5:30 p.m.  Da Bears Superfan Super Bowl Party. For those getting ready for Super Bowl 2015, Smoke Daddy is hosting a game-watching party and buffet for Bears fans. Cost is $10 and includes a buffet with Paulina Meat Market sausages and nachos, plus a free mustache and set of sunglasses to channel your inner Bill Swerski. Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St. in Wicker Park.