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Things to do for August 01, 2013
The New MK, Root Beer Floats and Lollapalooza
The weekend is already slathered in sunscreen.
MK Is Back. And It Brought Booze.
For 15 years, you and MK have had a great thing going: romantic dinners, superlative wine, a few laughs. Some things, however, were missing: wood paneling, a granite bar, a lounge menu of boar-bacon BLTs and lots of scotch. One monthlong remodel later, that’s all fixed.
A Lolla Kickoff Party at Vertigo
Take a deep breath: Lollapalooza craziness is about to begin. Before you delve into a world of neon sunglasses and Robert Smith’s smeared lipstick, chill out at this sexy perch where Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza will serve as DJ. Oh, and you can exhale now.
Suckling Pig Is the New Birthday Cake
First-birthday parties are so much fun. Paper hats. Birthday candles. Clowns. $10 suckling pig entrées. Half-price beer. We hope you can live with just the last two items, because that’s how this little neighborhood gem is doing it up for its birthday. You don’t seem disappointed.
Meet Your Lolla Party Chauffeur
MINI and UrbanDaddy have teamed up to help your Lolla party-hopping. Look for MINI Night Out docking stations outside of Hard Rock, Untitled and Ay Chiwowa and sign up to reserve a ride. It’s the least we can do to keep you rocking.
Ahoy: Adult Root Beer Floats
Tuesday is National Root Beer Float Day. You’re right: it’s pretty silly. But Franklin Tap is serving Small Town Brewery’s Not Your Father’s Root Beer—which is beer that tastes like root beer—with a giant scoop of ice cream. So... not so silly after all.