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Things to do for June 21, 2012
Barry Sanders, Lobster Boils and Whole Alligators
Sit back, relax and take a nice cool sip of weekend.
Playing Football with Barry Sanders
The first day of summer. Naturally, you’re thinking... football. So the makers of Madden NFL 13—along with NFL alumni like Brett Favre, Barry Sanders and Herschel Walker—are competing in two days of pigskin hijinks in Grant Park, with food, drinks and video game giveaways. Gatorade dunking potential: high.
Kind of Like Alligator Turducken...
Something else this weather calls for: alligator feasts. Here’s how to prepare one: take a whole alligator. Wrestle it. Kill it. Smoke it for six hours. Stuff it with roasted chickens. Serve it with cornbread, jambalaya and Belgian beer. Actually, never mind. Frontier has already done it all for you.
Bette Davis Eyes, Stephanie Izard Food
Kids. You’ll do anything for them. Especially if it means attending an intimate Kim Carnes concert in a former church (that’s now a mansion) while downing bites and cocktails from Boka, GT Fish & Oyster and Girl & the Goat. You give till it hurts.
Just a Giant Lobster Boil on the River
It feels weird to go to Chicago Cut Steakhouse and not order the bone-in rib eye. Wrong, even. But here’s the thing. Every Sunday, they’re hosting a riverside lobster boil with a full pound of lobster, plus clams, mussels, shrimp and chorizo. And, well, you’d hate to waste lobster.