Things to do for June 28, 2012
Dollar Oysters, Chicago Sports and Lots of Canadians
The weekend has been upheld, with no dissenters.
An Oyster and Beer Party Starts... Soon
Consistent with your “summer Thursdays” policy, you were just about done working, anyway. Good thing, because P.J. Clarke’s is about to kick off an afternoon patio party with local War Shore oysters for a buck and Port City beers (like their new oyster stout) for two bucks. Oysters pair best with oysters.
How They Play Softball in Chicago
Summer: the time when you dominate at truly obscure sports (your January ice-fishing derby notwithstanding). Enter United Social Sports’ summer calendar and its lineup of Chicago softball (giant ball, no gloves) and outdoor dodgeball, and a whole league devoted to tailgate sports like cornhole and bocce. You’ve had plenty of practice.
Bottomless Poutine... and Beer
Since the demise of the Eat Wonky food truck, you’ve been looking for your fix of Canadian squeaky cheese with fries and gravy. Look no more, as the truck’s chef comes out of retirement to put on an unlimited poutine extravaganza with endless tap beer... and a bunch of Canadians.
Doubling Down on Pork for Breakfast
Seems like every week you’ve got a new brunch option. It’s overwhelming... in a good way. This week’s entrant: The Pig, now dishing out gnocchi with bacon and eggs, and the smoked ham Benedict, alongside cocktails like The Squealer (vodka, Meyer lemon cordial, mint). But no banjo.
The Button-Down Federer Would Wear
Ah, Wimbledon. The pageantry. The strawberries and cream. The curtsies. The poplin plaid. These new button-downs from Hugh & Crye pay tribute to the Rogers of the world in Grass Court (green check) and Hard Court (blue check) styles. They won’t restrict your backhand.