This week, Perks is hooking you up with a gratis duck confit and foie gras tamale when you have a martini flight during a screening of Public Enemies at The Terrace at Conrad. Also: gratis bottles, exclusive after-party access and 20% off your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel during Lollapalooza. And finally, 40% off your next purchase of six scotch chocolate bars. Yes, we said scotch chocolate bars.
Things to do for July 22, 2010
Chocolate Martinis, Oysters and James Brown
The weekend needs all hands on deck.
Cocktails Debut at the Portage
The Portage’s liquor license has finally arrived, bringing with it craft beer, strong whiskey and The Malted Milk Ball, a vanilla vodka and malted milk powder concoction. Which should bring your long, dry, chocolate-martini-less spell to an end.
The #4 Burger at DMK Burger Bar
A good whiskey and a good burger: it’s hard to argue with that logic. But when that burger happens to be a majestic beast topped with smoky bacon, Jack cheese and a fried egg, and crowned with roasted Hatch chiles from New Mexico—well, let’s just say logic doesn’t have much to do with it anymore.
James Brown Party at the Shrine
At its tribute to the hardest-working man in show business, the soul emporium will throw down a fantastically sweaty mix of the Godfather’s classic hits and rarities alongside its usual funk-soul-disco-fueled madness. Plus, the night begins with a free vodka party for the first hour. You will indeed feel good.
Martini Lunch at District Bar
Steaks were eaten. Oysters downed. Gin evaluated... assiduously. Yes, you had quite a week. Relive it at the swanky River North sports lounge, which is saluting the original power lunch era with a Mad Men-inspired meat-and-potatoes three-course lunch—each paired with a martini. Power nap not included.
We can think of no finer place to keep yourself physically and spiritually in tune than visiting a health expo... held at a bar. This organic vodka-enhanced evening features yoga instructors, acupuncture demonstrations, Thai masseurs and belly dancing. Try not to spill your drink.
UD-Heineken Light Rooftop Party
We cannot disclose the top-secret location of this soiree. We can only reveal that it will be somewhere in River North. On a rooftop. With lots and lots of ice-cold beer. And More cupcakes. One other secret: email us saying why you should be there, and you might just get admission for you and a guest.