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Things to do for April 03, 2014
Duck-Fat Popcorn, 150 Whiskeys and the Cubs
The weekend will be played at a respectful 120 BPM.
A Porkchop Right Where You Need One
The Randolph Street staple has opened a second location in Hyde Park for all your pork/chicken and waffles/rye needs. Yes, there are 150 whiskeys on the menu, and it’s open at 7am—should you require something stronger than coffee to go with said chicken and waffles.
Not Coming to a Theater near You
The underground cinema scene is alive and well in—where else?—Logan Square. Proof: this film fest, featuring very little in the way of caped crime fighters, but plenty of off-kilter low-budget experimental films ranging from the bizarre to the... even more bizarre. Bring a date, and the conversation will start itself.
Pretty Damn Good Snacks for a Wine Shop
It’s easy to think of Lush as just a place to grab a bottle of wine. But now it’s also a damn fine snack bar—one with a freshly revamped menu—because sometimes you need the perfect duck-fat popcorn to pair with your new bottle of barbaresco.
Because “Next Year” Is This Year
The best place to be the morning of the Cubs home opener is this WXRT bash at Yak-Zies, featuring Jeff Garlin, Billy Corgan and assorted rock bands. Wings and burgers start at 6am, and beer flows at 7am. By the opening pitch, you won’t care how this season ends.
Imagine a typical wine tasting. There’s probably a wine ambassador making sure you pick up top notes of fennel or whatever in the Italian vino. You’d expect some pizza, some charcuterie and of course some actual wine. Now imagine this wine tasting, which is the exact opposite... of the opposite of that.