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Things to do for June 09, 2011
Free Burgers, Naked Bikers and Bourbon
The weekend: now hotter and wetter.
Rustic House Opens in Lincoln Park
Adding another weapon in your arsenal of dressed-up neighborhood romance options: the chefs from Gemini Bistro, who quietly opened this snug boîte last night. You’ll start with Duck-Fat Marcona Almonds, ease into a Lobster Caesar Salad and finish in prime rib territory—a land you know well.
Bourbon and Backpacks at Connect
You’ve been thinking about packing a bag and escaping to the mountains. But there aren’t any mountains available. So try this party. They’ll have gratis bourbon, discounts on backpacks and a photo booth, so you can always remember that time you went to the mountains.
$1.50 Burgers at R.J. Grunts
June 10, 1971. No one knew it then, but sneezing into other people’s salads was about to become déclassé. R.J. Grunts opened its doors, ushering in the era of the sneeze-guard-protected salad bar. To commemorate its anniversary, all burgers (with fries) will be $1.50. (Burgers: still more fun than salad.)
Triumph Motorcycle Demo at Motoworks
Gas prices. Parking. Coolness. You don’t need to justify it. You want a motorcycle. Swing by this cycle shop when Triumph comes by to show off its entire line of bikes. There will be food and refreshments—all that revving works up an appetite.
Naked Bike Ride
Speaking of the open road, it could always stand to be a little bit more open. So there’s this: the World Naked Bike Ride, an annual tradition that’s exactly what it sounds like. The route is top secret, so just look for a trail of belly button lint.
Another chapter in the fabled history of the Loop burger scene is about to be written: the dawn of a new Epic Burger. But since all history is prologue, they’re giving you exclusive run of the joint—and a burger, fries and drink—the night before opening.