What to Eat and Drink this Weekend: Wild Boar and Barrel-Aged Malört

Your culinary checklist for the third weekend in November
November 14, 2014
by Sarah Freeman

Welp, winter is here. So, let's focus on adding a few extra layers of insulation this weekend with a free piece of cake or two and a feast of wild boar and Catalonian cuisine.


Unite Urban Grill is turning one-year-old, and to celebrate they’re serving dessert on the house. Each table that dines there this weekend will receive a complimentary sweet, such as pumpkin chiffon mousse, spiced pear pie or sticky toffee pudding with candied pecans.

Cheap Beer

Paddy Long’s honors the bottom-dwellers of the bar on Saturday with a night of cheap beer and Jeppson’s Malört. The Barrel-Aged Malört and Cheap Beer Festival brings together 12 of the most-loved cheap beers along with a special batch of barrel-aged Malört, which has been aging in a virgin medium-char, white oak barrel for over a year.


Start with challah French toast or oyster hash at Dusek’s. Afterward, enjoy a game of bocce Ball in the hall. The Wicker Park Bocce League has moved their games indoors for the winter. It costs $69 per player to register and is free to attend.


A change in the weather means updated food and drink menus. At Bohemian House, one of the new seasonal cocktails combines apple cider with lemon, maple syrup and egg white to create a drink appropriately titled, Whisky in Cider. 

Wild Boar

A special winemaker dinner at Fat Rice called Nit del Senglar (Night of the Boar) will showcase the wines of Celler Pardas, located in the Penedès region of Catalan. The dinner will explore the flavors of the area with six courses, including one featuring wild boar, paired with wines from the environmentally friendly winery. Tickets for Sunday’s dinner cost $130 online.

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