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Things to do for June 13, 2014
Broiled Vodka Lemonade, a Beach Party and Dear Old Dad
The weekend’s father knows best.
Good Chance You’ll Get Tenure Here
There’s a new professional-sounding bar near the UIC campus. It’s called Ph.D Pub. It’s got 77 beers, live jazz nights and an official BYOF policy. The F is for food. The Ph.D is for Doctor of Philosophy, but turns out that’s less interesting.
You’re Going to This Beach Party
A day at the beach with wine, whiskey and a pig on a spit: solid way to spend an afternoon. It also sounds like a lot to squeeze into your Igloo. So the nice people behind this little beach party will lay it all out for you. Because that’s what nice people do.
Taking Dad to Indy for a Victory Lap
Father’s Day idea: drive Pops to Indianapolis where—after signing a waiver—he’ll be strapped into an Indy car and zipped around the oval track at a maximum speed of 60 mph. Which honestly seems like a pretty good dad speed.
The Dawson in West Town is gearing up for a patio party with live music, a roasted pig (great weekend theme, that) and a little something called the Broiled Vodka Lemonade. Ain’t no party like a broiled vodka lemonade party.
Mexican or Chinese: You Decide
Sometimes you want a taco. Sometimes you want more of an Asian thing. And from now on, you will never again know the pain of not having both at the same time. This tiny new Roscoe Village Mexican-Asian mashup has Asian-y tacos and Mexican-y stir fry, and that’s weird. Delicious, though. Still delicious.