Things to do for May 01, 2014
New Sushi, New Brunch and the Derby
The weekend is decadent and depraved.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.