Look, it's not that you don't like your in-laws. It's just that they've been at the house since 7 a.m. whipping up pan after pan of their infamous "Hot Corn," dominating the remote control and forcing you to come to terms with the fact that yes, that paunch is most likely hard-wired into your hubby's DNA like a time bomb set to explode at age 41. You need a break -- how much Speed channel can one human being take? Tonight Three Kings Public House (6307 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-3355 or www.threekingspub.com) opens at 6 p.m. for the Relative Relief Party. The menu will be limited -- you've already eaten twice your oldest child's weight in stuffing, though, so who cares? -- but the beer taps all work and the bar is fully stocked. Tell the in-laws you gotta walk the dog, or that this is the night your coven meets in the sacred grove;whatever it takes to get a few hours with some normal people who most likely fled their own home invasions.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2011