Things to do for July 01, 2010

The Weekender

Midnight Brunches, Secret Milkshakes and Sasha Grey

The weekend is basically the pursuit of happiness.

Thursday
A Secret Intelligentsia Milkshake
SECRET SHAKES

A Secret Intelligentsia Milkshake

You’ve got an action-packed month ahead (those fireworks aren’t going to set off themselves), so in case you need a little extra firepower, M Burger has a new off-the-menu milkshake made with Intelligentsia’s Black Cat espresso. You’ve always wanted a little more coffee in your milk.

Available through Jul 31, M Burger, 161 E Huron St (east of Michigan), 312-254-8500

Dog Days at Harry Caray’s Tavern
WAGYU THE DOG

Dog Days at Harry Caray’s Tavern

A good hot dog in this town is easy to find, but you’re not opposed to making some improvements. This month, Harry Caray’s in Wrigleyville rolls out a gourmet lineup starting with a Tallgrass Beef version and climaxing with a Wagyu wiener. Smuggling them into Wrigley is up to you.

Saturday
Porn on the 4th of July at Vision
GREY’S ANATOMY

Porn on the 4th of July at Vision

It’s Independence Day Eve, so grab your favorite constitutional scholar (sorry, Kagan’s busy) and head to this First Amendment celebration for a night of DJs, exotic dancers and adult toy demos. (You know, your typical Saturday night.) Steven Soderbergh muse Sasha Grey plays the part of Larry Flynt.

Sunday
Fireworks Viewing at Trump
PYRO MANIA

Fireworks Viewing at Trump

Just because the city has cut back on the pyrotechnical hijinks, it doesn’t mean you should douse your viewing party. Just perch yourself at The Terrace at Trump for a majestic view and a Firecracker cocktail, served with an American flag and a sparkler. Basically, it’s a vodka salute to the 21st Amendment.

Jul 4, fireworks begin at 9pm, The Terrace at Trump, 401 N Wabash Ave (at the River), 312-588-8600

Next Saturday
Midnight Brunch at Jam
MOONLIGHT FRITTATA

Midnight Brunch at Jam

Pork cheeks. Braised lamb. Malted custard French toast. You’ve been in love with Jam from the start. But now, a more romantic setting: an alfresco midnight brunch to benefit the homeless. There will be music, appetizers and a pretty good chance you’ll go all the way with a Scotch egg.

Reservations available now for Jul 10, $55, Jam, 937 N Damen Ave, 773-489-0302

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