Things to do for September 19, 2013
Cap’n Crunch French Toast, Art Parties and Bratwurst Tacos
And we would’ve gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for that meddling weekend.
The Art Crowd Wants to Party with You
Vernissage is a word from the French. Loosely translated, it means: an art show preview where people with money, influence and good taste drink cocktails and say things like “This piece really speaks to me.” Also, contemporary art shindig Expo Chicago is having one.
Introducing the Bratwurst Taco
Category: Bratwurst. Matchup: Germany vs. Mexico. Advantage: Germany. Category: Tacos. Matchup: Germany vs. Mexico. Advantage: Mexico. Category: Bratwurst Tacos. Matchup: You vs. Taco Joint’s $3 tequila-spiked brat, with arbol-chili mustard and “serrano-kraut.” Advantage: you.
An Exciting New Era of Beer Brunching
A little Cap’n Crunch–coated french toast. Some egg-topped Belgian frite poutine. Hoosier Mama pecan pie. Yes, that sounds like a fine brunch to us. But it’s missing one thing. Oh, yeah. The beer. DryHop’s new brunch fixes that.
Like a Traffic Jam for Food Trucks
There are food trucks all over this city. Donut trucks. Empanada trucks. Slider trucks. Except when you really need one. This festival corrals them into one place for easy pickings. Plus, Big Star and Longman & Eagle will be on hand. Yes, with food.
You’re at the Ritz-Carlton. You expect the usual niceties. Gurgling fountains. Italian marble. A fierce sausage competition. Yup, on Sunday, six chefs from places like Deca and Frontier will ask you to judge who makes the best encased-meats-and-beer pairings. Black robe and gavel: totally optional.