Your Perks: 1) The softest, most water-resistant leather bags out there—if there’s a classier way to carry your stuff to the beach, we don’t know it. 2) A one-month supply of memory-enhancing “genius pills.” 3) Your very own pet jellyfish and LED-lit aquarium. Start thinking of jellyfish names.
Things to do for June 27, 2014
Caffeinated Mojitos and a New Brunch by the Beach. The Weekend’s At It Again.
Congratulations. You advance to the weekend.
Eating Tacos and Playing Stupid Games
Emporium, harbinger of that whole video game/bar trend, turns two today. There’ll be a selection of rare beers, gratis edible Mexican things from Antique Taco, a band, a DJ and a shot to win Riot Fest tickets. Although you’d probably be fine with a Double Dragon high score.
It’s Friday. You Deserve an Oyster.
At this point, you could probably use a place with $1 oysters and shrimp, espresso-liqueur-and-rum milkshakes and a patio near the river upon which to enjoy them. And, funnily enough, Tortoise Club’s new happy hour could use someone like you. We’re happy to play matchmaker.
It’s a New Brunch near the Beach. Yay.
Sound the brunch alarm. The new spot in the W Lakeshore, Current, just launched a good one. Especially if you consider wasabi Bloody Marys, chicken-fried bacon and Nutella-stuffed french toast right across from Ohio Street Beach good. Especially then.
Your New Drink: Caffeinated Mojitos
This is a Cuban jazz party. So there will be a Buena Vista Social Club vibe. There will also be fedoras. There will be linen pants. There will be mojitos made with caffeinated club soda... but only for people wearing fedoras and linen shirts. Which should help with your wardrobe choices.
Loading Dock Party. Gonna Be Great.
Bill Kim is throwing a backyard party. He’ll be serving BBQ baby back ribs, Korean fried chicken, watermelon salad, wine cocktails and beer. Is all. Though here’s the catch: it’s really the loading dock of Urbanbelly and not an actual backyard. Wait... it looks like you’re good with that.