You never know when you'll have to make a quick getaway, so luggage purveyor Tumi soft-launches another convenient Michigan Avenue location today, not far from the one in Water Tower. Don't get too attached: A redesign of the shop is slated for early next year.
Things to do for September 11, 2008
The Weekend Starts Here
The weekend has moved you to first string.
Mista Pizza Opens
Complete your Thin-Crust Pizzas of Chicago collection at this new spot hidden away in Lakeview. The chalkboard lists a mere six organically topped, finely crackery pies, and it's BYOB, so bring that Peroni you've been chilling.
Right now, France is preparing to pluck its 2008 harvest. Your job is to start clearing some space on Chicago's shelves. This tasting should help—it introduces you to the much-anticipated 2005 vintage, plus appetizers from Devon Seafood Grill and Fleming's Steakhouse.
You believe in second chances, so you're ready to give this re-launched bottle-service club another spin. Actually, since it closed last year within a month of opening, it's probably good you didn't stash your bottles in that $2,000 liquor storage cabinet after all.
Brunch at Perennial
Perennial has been your go-to date spot lately on hot summer nights. Continue that tradition on crisp fall mornings with their new brunch, launching this weekend. Cocktails like the rum-and-coffee-bean Hazelnut Brunch Daiquiri should help you pick up right where you left off.