Your Perks this week: some regal bar sets from the golden age of imbibing—complete with rare booklets of recipes for old-school cocktails. (In case you need ideas.) Other beautiful things: 20% off the perfect desktop speakers, and some limited-edition surf art from a collective of international photographers.
Things to do for April 04, 2013
Bow Ties, Bacon Dinners and Joan Harris
The weekend’s real name is Dick Weekend.
Some Great Chefs. And Bow-Tie Makers.
This weekend-long, multi-venue event has many things going for it. A lot of Chicago restaurants (Ruxbin, Trenchermen) and a lot of style—in case you’re looking for wooden shaving brushes or a handsome bow tie. They also have Virtue Cider and 5 Rabbit beer, if that’s more your style.
A Night of Wine-and-Bacon Pairings
A four-course, all-pork dinner. Sounds slightly indulgent. So let’s add wine pairings to the deal. There, that’s better. You’ll be served everything from trotters to tail. Plus, a ham-wrapped pineapple upside-down cupcake topped with candied bacon is the grand finale. So save your applause until the end.
Trawling for Whiskey and Beer
Gapers Block. You know them as a great website with a real nose for news. But they also have a nose for booze. So they’re taking you on a tour of Chicago’s craft brewers and distillers. Highlights: Koval, Metropolitan and the 500-square-foot Spiteful Brewing—literally wall-to-wall beer.
Good Clothes Demand Good Asian BBQ
You’ve probably been thinking about what you’re going to wear to this year’s barbecues. You’re also probably thinking about barbecue. So this event teams Haberdash showing off their spring lines with BellyQ showing off its grilled goodness. Style tip: your sport coat should match your spare ribs.
... and, naturally, it’s bringing gin. This restored theater is hosting a viewing/cocktail soiree for the two-hour season premiere. Chicago’s Letherbee gin will be poured liberally. Period costumes are encouraged. Any resemblance between you and Roger Sterling is intentional. Any resemblance between your date and Joan Harris is plain luck.