Things to do for May 01, 2014

The Weekender

New Sushi, New Brunch and the Derby

The weekend is decadent and depraved.

Thursday
A New Chapter in Prosciutto
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A New Chapter in Prosciutto

The folks at 437 decided that changes were needed. They ditched the white tablecloths, installed a salumeria station for carving fresh prosciutto and added a grab-and-go option for easy lunches. But they kept the martinis and tableside chateaubriand. They’re big believers in the “if it ain’t broke” philosophy.

Mirai Does the Gold Coast
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Mirai Does the Gold Coast

Story: you’re in the Gold Coast. Your date craves sushi, and so do you. You consider Mirai in Bucktown. But then you remember its posh new little spin-off: same sushi menu, plus new entrées like ponzu beef tenderloin. You spend the cab fare you save on sake. Fin.

Now open, Mirai Sushi, 990 N Mies Van Der Rohe Way, 312-280-9100

Friday
Start Practicing Your Wine Swirling Now
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Start Practicing Your Wine Swirling Now

Napa. Sonoma. Bordeaux. Union Station. These are the great wine regions of the world. Well, the last one is temporary, because this massive 250-wine-strong wine tasting event only lasts two days. But still, it’s nice while it lasts.

May 2-3, $60, Wine Riot at Union Station, Great Hall, 500 W Jackson Blvd, tickets here

Saturday
A Chance to Wear Seersucker Everything
TIPTOE TO THE JULEPS

A Chance to Wear Seersucker Everything

You have a lot of options when it comes to Derby Day—from watching the race at home to attending a barbecue-buffet-and-bourbon-fueled soiree that’s giving prizes for the best hat and best-dressed gentleman. Okay, so there’s really only one option.

May 3, 2-6pm, $42 ($50 at door), Chicago q, 1160 N Dearborn St, 312-642-1160

Sunday
Oyster Omelets Meet Pigs in Blankets
NEXT OF KINMONT

Oyster Omelets Meet Pigs in Blankets

New seafood spot Kinmont now has Sunday brunch. They’ll have fried oysters in omelets, pigs in a blanket and fried soft-shell crab sandwiches. Bloody Marys will be served with an oyster and the Humboldt Current (a pisco cocktail with bitters) will be served with a squid ink rim. Squid is so versatile.

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