Things to do for April 09, 2009

The Weekender

$1 Shrimp, Mexican Passover and a Glass of Scotch

The weekend hides nothing from you.

Thursday
Jay's on Taylor Opens
Little Italy

Jay's on Taylor Opens

After recently shuttering Jay's Amore on Madison, Rush Street pioneer Jay Emerich makes another comeback with this cozy and inexpensive red-sauce pasta joint in Little Italy, marking the 22nd opening of his 30-year career. We hear the 22nd time is a charm.

Now open, 1421 W. Taylor St (between Loomis and Bishop), 312-666-6663

Saturday
Passover con Pollo at Feast
Matzo Love

Passover con Pollo at Feast

Feast brings a little Mexican innovation to Passover brunch with the exciting introduction of matzoquiles: fried matzo chips with pulled roast chicken and pepper jack, served with two eggs and a perky sauce. Even ancient traditions can benefit from salsa.

Sunday
Easter at Fiddlehead
GRIDDLE

Easter at Fiddlehead

The Lincoln Square corner restaurant offers all the Easter brunch hoo-ha you could want: a carving station, well-stocked waffle bar and plenty of Bloody Marys. But they're not taking reservations, so just hop in whenever you can…

$19, Apr 12, 9am-3pm, Fiddlehead, 4600 N. Lincoln Ave (at Wilson), 773-751-1500

Monday
$1 Tax Relief Menu at Le Colonial
Stimulus

$1 Tax Relief Menu at Le Colonial

The taxman cometh for you next week, so ducketh into the Gold Coast den to gorge on a special dollar menu of spring rolls, shrimp and savory stuffed beignets. Save the receipt for your accountant, since we know you're all business.

Apr 13-17, 5-7pm, Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St (N. of Walton), 312-255-0088

Tuesday
Private Scotch Sipping at Jake
Malted

Private Scotch Sipping at Jake

Nothing helps you pull the trigger on a pair of madras shorts (or an entirely new spring wardrobe) like a truly excellent glass of scotch at no charge. A few fingers of single malt from Scotland's fine Balvenie Distillery should do the trick…

Apr 14, 6-8pm, Jake, 939 N. Rush (between Oak and Walton), RSVP here

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