This week’s Perks: 1. A pro-grade ice ball maker—used by the world’s best cocktail dens, and perfect for your summer cocktailing. 2. Some exclusive vintage Rolexes and Omegas in mint condition. 3. 25% off the iGrill—a Bluetooth thermometer that lets you grill from your couch. Brilliant...
Things to do for July 11, 2013
$1 Beer, White Castle Brunches and Champagne Boat Races
One deep-fried, batter-dipped weekend on a stick coming right up.
Stuff. Seems like it’s everywhere these days. Cool stuff, however, now that’s a rarer species. But this weekend’s Wright auction features nothing but cool stuff. Eames chairs. A 1970 Pierre Cardin desk set. A Gucci-made brass stag. Basically, everything you don’t need, but definitely should have.
Where there’s smoke, there’s this: a three-day festival of barbecue from Bub City, Lillie’s Q, Smoque and—direct from Texas—the Salt Lick. And because barbecue always tastes better with a little country music: 14 bands to set the mood.
Before the race to Mackinac begins, you’re going to gather at Navy Pier to drink champagne and watch all the pretty boats sail by in a prerace procession. After, there’s a party at Roof, where you can watch a procession of more pretty things.
Meet the White Castle Bloody Mary
After a late Saturday night, we usually don’t recommend places that have a lot of beeping, blipping and Donkey Kong–ing. But this arcade/bar combo has a hangover-ready Bloody Mary that’s skewered with a White Castle slider and a breakfast’s worth of cured meats. Game over.
Get Your $1 French Beer Right Here
Happy Bastille Day weekend. Now, as you know, July 14 is the day that the French did something so important that once a year, bistros around the world lose their minds. In this case, by offering French beer for a buck and a $25 three-course meal. Vive la beer.