Things to do for June 28, 2012

The Weekender

Dollar Oysters, Chicago Sports and Lots of Canadians

The weekend has been upheld, with no dissenters.

Thursday
An Oyster and Beer Party Starts... Soon
SHELL GAME

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
20,000 LEAGUES

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.

Friday
Bottomless Poutine... and Beer
GRAVY TRAIN

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.

Saturday
Doubling Down on Pork for Breakfast
BRUNCHING

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.

Sunday
The Button-Down Federer Would Wear
MUST BE LOVE

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.

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