This week, you’re getting your favorite music on the go—with 20% off these Swiss-made, pocket-size portable speakers from Geneva XS. Plus, take 30% off Nova Scotia lobster (also served to royalty) and Argentine steaks and sausages for sizzling on your grill. Your Labor Day barbecue just went next-level.
Things to do for August 09, 2012
Oyster Shuckers, Free Cufflinks and Sticky Fingers
The weekend knows all the words to the anthem.
Ribs. Many, Many Ribs.
This event brings together the biggest names in Chicago barbecue—Lee Ann Whippen (Chicago q), Barry Sorkin (Smoque), Phil Wingo (Tailgate Charters)—to judge some up-and-coming pitmasters. There will also be bands and beer. Basically, it’s like watching The Avengers with stickier fingers.
The Athletic Glory of Oyster Shucking
The Olympics have treated you to every sport imaginable. Except for oyster shucking. Absolutely no oyster shucking. None. Well, at least the spirit of competition is alive this weekend at Frontier, where you can go crazy on some oysters for $10. Bonus: no tape delay.
Some artists work in watercolors. Others in photography. Others in cheese. This food-truck convergence covers its bases with painters, photographers, buskers, cognac and samplings from a dozen food trucks—from pancakes to Korean tacos. Which is a medium even Picasso never explored.
Your Traveling Tailor Has Arrived
Sometimes you find the perfect suit. Sometimes the perfect suit finds you—like when a traveling tailor sets up shop at Union Station. After making sure your lapels are all they can be, he’ll throw in a gratis tie, clip, pocket square and cufflinks. Don’t argue with fate.