January is always kind of a let-down after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, right? Wrong! Check out the wealth of happenings around town this weekend.
ELVIS WIRE — Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 81st birthday. In honor of the King’s natal day, Chuy’s is offering $1 off of both the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken and the Memorial Combo, as well as featuring the Blue Hawaiian cocktail. Diners dressed as Elvis or Priscilla eat for free, and each location will have an Elvis impersonator performing his hits. [EaterWire]
BEER HERE — Hops & Grain and Supper Friends have teamed up for a beer pairing dinner helmed by Chef Happy Abdelbaki on January 8 at 7 p.m. at the Swoop House. Pairings include smoked salmon pate and Zoe Pale Ale, beef short rib shepherd’s pie with Greenhouse IPA, and pecan sticky buns with coffee ice cream and Porter Culture Baltic Porter. Tickets are $77.94. [EaterWire]
EAST CESAR CHAVEZ — Kick off the weekend at Jacoby’s with happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes $7 Melvin Mules, $10 Jacoby’s burger and fries, $5 salisbury steak-style meatballs, and more. Tuesday through Saturday through January. [EaterWire]
WINDSOR PARK — East Side King pops up on the east side with the inaugural Nomad Saturday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Windsor Park bar is also offering a special on mimosas to sweeten the deal. [EaterWire]
NORTH SHOAL CREEK — Pacific Rim Sushi and Yakitori Lounge kicks off a new all-you-can-eat yakitori special on Saturdays from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests can enjoy endless meat, seafood, and vegetarian yakitori for $20.
BRUNCH WIRE — Geraldine's recently-added brunch now comes with an added bonus: live jazz, with performances from local musicians from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. [EaterWire]