Just in time for Mother’s Day gifting: 1) An exclusive trove of rare vintage women’s Rolexes and Cartiers. 2) 35% off Phaidon’s legendary collection of art and cooking books. 3) A handsome box of Belgian chocolates blended with cosmopolitans and margaritas, for 25% off. Right this way for Mother’s Day glory...
Things to do for May 02, 2013
Seersuckers, Pig Roasts and 250 Wines
The weekend is the mint in your julep.
Union Station Gets Flooded. By Wine.
You’ve fallen behind on your wine drinking. Here’s a good place to play catch-up. There are 250 wines to sample. There are wine cocktails to sip. There is a DJ to dance to, a photo booth to sit in, but most importantly, a champagne bar to look suave at.
A Place to Buy Your Seersucker Suit
If you can’t be in Kentucky for the Derby, do the next best thing: look like you’re in Kentucky for the Derby. Haberdash is offering almost everything at 20% off this weekend, and that includes seersucker suits. It’s a better discount than your bookie ever gives you.
Now that you have your seersucker suit situation all sorted out, you’ll just need a place to wear it. This street fest has horseshoes, mint juleps and women in startling millinery. Oh, and an off-track-betting parlor in case you get a sudden feeling about Charming Kitten.
And if You Want a Mint Julep...
This Wicker Park sports pub is handling the Derby in its own way. By roasting an entire pig and offering it to you as an all-you-can-eat buffet with coleslaw, baked beans and cornbread. And $5 mint juleps. It’s a safe bet you’ll be happy.
If it’s Cinco de Mayo and you’re having brunch, you might as well have huevos rancheros. And if you’re having huevos rancheros, you might as well be accompanied by live mariachi music. And also buy a $35 Bloody Mary bottle. Just go all in. It’s a holiday.
Avec Now Opens Early on Sunday
Chef Erling Wu-Bower doesn’t call this a brunch. Sure, you’ll find harissa Bloody Marys with chorizo skewers. The hanger steak does have a poached egg. The wood-fired pizza will be topped with crème-fraîche-scrambled eggs. But you’ll find the regular menu, too. So just call it Avec with more eggs.