Amazing name. Even better headphones: Fanny Wang’s noise-isolating ’phones, on Perks for 28% off the going rate. Also, your next handsome tie, courtesy of NYC’s Graham Withers: 50 bucks. Finally, we’re giving you $50 toward grooming essentials from Kiehl’s and Molton Brown. Because we care, that’s why.
Things to do for August 23, 2012
150 Beers, More BellyQ and a Pinewood Derby
Say hello to my little weekend.
Just More BellyQ to Love
Yesterday, we told you about BellyQ, the new Asian barbecue on West Randolph. You seemed... excited. So brace yourself. There’s more. BQ2GO, the adjacent grab-and-go sister spot with rice-paper wraps and Vietnamese coffee on tap, opened today. Now you seem... more excited.
A Picnic with 1,000 Friends
You, Tom Wolfe, Colonel Sanders. All three, masters of looking great in white. Coincidently, this semisecret, all-white-attire picnic is tomorrow. Sign up now, pack a big picnic basket, a white tablecloth, a table and candles, and wait for instructions. And try not to eat any mustard or chocolate between now and then.
You vs. the City of Chicago
This town is one big obstacle course. You dodge cars, bike messengers, CTA buses and LAZ meter enforcement daily. Let’s up the ante. And add prizes. Behold: City Chase, a cross-town, Amazing Race–style urban endurance test. Basically, Marine boot camp meets your daily commute.
A Car Race. In a Bar. With Giant Beers.
We know you’re no Boy Scout, but let’s pretend. Okay, we’ll throw in a giant $4 beer, too. See, there’s a pinewood derby at this handsome Lincoln Park tap house. For $30, you get to enter the race, a kit to make your own car and a chance at $500. BYO neckerchief.
Some call them chauffeurs. Others simply call them designated drivers. Either way, yours will be put to good use driving to this suburban craft-brew bacchanal, featuring 150 Midwestern beers, plus food and a bags tourney. Not that you ever had a problem drinking and bagging.