11/16/2012 10:04:00 AM

Weekend Planner: Chocolate, Cheerleaders and Cheese

Sugar Rush
Let them eat chocolate, and lots of it all weekend at the Fine Chocolate Show. One hundred artisan chocolatiers, party specialist and chocolate vendors will take over Navy Pier for a weekend full of tastings, demos and of course chocolate. Tickets cost $35-55 (786-558-5234).

Pep Rally
Friday, The Anthem turns one and they are not celebrating with a cake, but with a pep rally complete with cheerleaders, a marching band, specialty cocktails and half price Jucy Lucys (773-697-4804).

Cheesy Warehouse Sale
Be the coolest member of your family when you show up with an armful of specialty cheeses at Thanksgiving. Saturday, in preparation for the holidays The Great American Cheese Collection opens its warehouse to the public for a sale with a mini-market featuring cheeses plus special guest merchandise (773-779-5055).

Thanksgiving on a Bun
Warm up those stomachs with an entire Thanksgiving dinner in one bite at Rockit Burger Bar. The Thanksgiving Gobbler is a housemade turkey patty is topped with sage stuffing, spiced cranberry sauce and roasted turkey gravy, on a harvest wheat bun with a side of sweet potato fries. It’s available now through Monday for $12 (773-645-4400).


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