Things to do for June 02, 2011

The Weekender

The Mavs, a Piano Man and a Boozy Breakfast

The weekend just delivered a stirring pregame speech.

Thursday
Watching the Finals on the Big Screen
GAME 2

Watching the Finals on the Big Screen

Game 2. Yeah, it’s a big one. So you need to watch it on a screen that’s measured in feet—like the big screen at Studio Movie Grill. You can sit back, order up some smoked ribs and enjoy an Ultimate Texas Tea as you watch the Mavs. Feel free to bring your own thundersticks.

Friday
Your Date Spot: Now with More Piano
FINE TUNING

Your Date Spot: Now with More Piano

We don’t know when, and we don’t know why, but soon you will require an underground steakhouse with a grand piano. For such moments, you’ll go to Dakota’s, which added a new in-house piano player. He takes requests—your tenderloin always needed more “Great Balls of Fire” anyway.

Saturday
Your New Weekend Breakfast Spot
MOST IMPORTANT MEAL

Your New Weekend Breakfast Spot

You love brunch. And breakfast knows this, so she’s moving on. Actually, no. She wants you back. So she’s partnering with Patrizio and serving up Frittata Del Fattore (basically, an Italian omelet) and mimosas. And afterward, you can still go to brunch.

Sat-Sun, 8am-noon, Patrizio, 25 Highland Park Village, 214-522-7878

Sunday
La Fiorentina Launches Brunch
BRUNCH’N

La Fiorentina Launches Brunch

Speaking of, the Italian steakhouse is celebrating their new outdoor dining area (surrounded by tall Italian cypress trees) by launching brunch. You’ll order up Uova alla Bismark con Filetto (fried eggs, asparagus and a beef filet), seared polenta and mimosas. We had you at polenta.

Monday
Beer vs. Wine: The Dinner
IT’S ON

Beer vs. Wine: The Dinner

Beer. Wine. A rivalry as old as time. (Or thereabouts.) So the Common Table’s hosting a five-course dinner, and each plate—from a Chicken Fried Rib Eye to bruschetta—is paired with both a wine and a beer. Then you vote on the better pairing. Judging can be hard work.

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