This week, Perks is giving you the rock star treatment at Lollapalooza: 20% off your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, liberal use of their Gibson loaner guitars, gratis bottles and exclusive access to the after-parties. Also: you’ll get 40% off your next purchase of six scotch chocolate bars. You can get behind just about anything when the words scotch and bar are involved.
Things to do for July 22, 2010
Half-Smoke Bloody Marys, Punch and Late-Night Sorbet
The weekend hears it’s winter in South America.
$4 Plates and Punches at Urbana
You love duck meatballs. You love spiked punches. Coincidentally, Urbana is serving up both at the bar all weekend for its fourth anniversary. For four bucks each, grab bar snacks (crab beignets, seafood rolls, stuffed piquillo peppers), plus a different punch every day. Finally, a use for that ladle you carry in your briefcase.
40% Off Summer Gear at Lost Boys
You’ve got plenty of boating, golfing and riverside drinking left in you this summer. Suit up appropriately at the Georgetown men’s shop, which is discounting up to 40% on shirts, pants and shorts from the likes of Theory, Rogan and Band of Outsiders. It beats wearing nothing but humidity.
Introducing the Half-Smoke Bloody Mary
Sure, you can now get omelets, French toast and dim sum on Saturday afternoon at the Source. But the far, far more interesting news: they’re also whipping up three Bloody Marys, all dressed up with either Szechuan chili paste and a pickled chili, Old Bay seasoning and crab, or the coup de grâce, a miniature half-smoke. Because a whole half-smoke would be too much.
Margarita Pitchers on the Patio
The W has long been your destination for rooftop debauchery (and gawking at the White House snipers). Now, it’s your spot for after-work pitchers of ginger margaritas on J&G Steakhouse’s sidewalk patio. They’ll even throw in a gratis bowl of chili-lime popcorn. To go with the movie playing in your head.
Late-Night Sorbet and Cheese
You’re always looking for a new spot to put the finishing touches on a date. Try a dark nook in Taberna del Alabardero, as you share mascarpone flan with orange sorbet and Spanish cheeses with cotton candy. Your dates have been missing a certain carnival element.