Daily Herald's martini challenge
Hey, bartender! Mix yourself into the Daily Herald's fourth annual Absolut Martini Challenge. Submit your favorite Absolut martini recipes at events.dailyherald.com/contests. Readers vote for their favorite by Nov. 18. The top 12 advance to compete at the challenge Monday, Dec. 12, at Drink in Schaumburg. The winner earns the title of 2016's best martini in the 'burbs and $500. For more information, visit events.dailyherald.com.
Sixteen Candles at Durty Nellie's
Catch Sixteen Candles at Durty Nellie's at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The beer of the month is 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout, which goes for $4 a pint. Now patrons can sample more beers for half the price. Half-pints are available for all beers that are served in a traditional pint glass. Durty Nellie's is at 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.
Old Towne Pub's football
Baseball's over. Onward to football. Catch the games on Old Towne's many screens beginning with Sunday drink specials that include $6 Bud Light pitchers, $5 Bloody Marys and $5 burgers. On Mondays, specials are $2.50 bottles, $1 off craft beers, $5 Bloody Marys and $5 burgers. Football on! Old Towne Pub is at 201 W. State St., Geneva. (630) 232-7962 or oldtownepubeatery.com.