C Chicago’s Shark Bar Menu, Osteria Langhe’s Plin To Go & more
Pizza East Chicago’s ‘Screening and Slices’ Experience (above): Why choose between dinner and a movie? With this new service, you’ll be greeted by a cocktail (or ‘mocktail’ for kids) in the Soho House screening room to watch a movie of your choice. Try not to fill up on the private theater’s popcorn and candy bar, though, as after the screening guests are invited downstairs for a family-style dinner at Pizza East. Starting at and $65 per person ($40 per child), 113 N. Green; Pizzaeast.com/chicago
C Chicago’s Shark Bar Menu: A “shark bite” never sounded so good: For seafood lovers craving a more casual atmosphere and approachable pricing, the upscale restaurant introduces its bar menu. Try delectable sea-to-table fare such like the charred octopus salad (pictured, $10) and wash it down with a specialty cocktail. 20 W. Kinzie; Cchicago.net
< A Good Family: Chicago native Erik Fassnacht makes literary debut with this novel, set in nearby Downers Grove. In the book, which hit shelves August 25, Fassnacht introduces the Brunson family — whose members face issues including depression, aging and PTSD — and explores the roles we all play within our own families. $17.91, Barnes & Noble locations citywide; Barnesandnoble.com
Osteria Langhe’s Plin To Go: Chef Cameron Grant brought the Piemonte region of Italy to Chicago last summer — and now you can bring it into your home. This brand-new to-go option from the authentic Logan Square restaurant is a 10-ounce container of frozen, hand-pinched raviolis with super-simple cooking instructions for a restaurant-quality meal from your own kitchen. $19, 2824 W. Armitage; Osterialanghe.com
Oak Bottle: No one wants to speed up the aging process — unless they’re talking about wine and whisky, of course. Thanks to this new product by Chicagoan Joel Paglione, libation lovers can get the delicious caramel notes and smooth flavor of oak-aged libations in at 24-48 hours. $60-$90; Oakbottle.com
Working Girl Inc.: Work it! With her new venture, Chicagoan Lindsay Abeles McFarlane is helping girls and women — of all ages and levels — find career success in the city. From résumé reviews to wardrobe consulataion, she’s the ultimate dream-job mentor. To make an appointment, email Lindsay@workinggirlinc.com.