Your Perks: 1) A high-tech thermos that’ll keep your rosé, craft brew or margarita chilled for up to 25 hours. 2) Related: an astonishingly effective hangover cure—for 25% off. 3) Expertly designed sunglasses that are carved from a single block of wood. How beach-appropriate.
Things to do for July 24, 2014
Fish, Chips and Riverside Summering
The weekend is strong with this one.
Your Shirtless Days Are Almost Over
We’ve seen you at the beach. We’ve seen you at the pool. We get it. You and your shirts are seeing less of each other lately. But know that Haberdash now has strong markdowns on some great ones like made-in-Italy polos and other things that would look good crumpled on boat decks.
A day like this deserves something special. A patio with river views. Bluesy live music in the background. A server pouring you Belgian pilsner samples. The very real possibility that you’ll end the day with a comely porterhouse and other comely things if there’s time. Chicago Cut agrees.
Thank Cod It’s Fry Day. (Yes We Did.)
The Mercadito folks are trying something new. They’ve turned their handsome Gold Coast boîte, Little Market Brasserie, into this New England–y fish house. To help entice you: an all-you-care-to-insert-into-your-face fish-and-chips fry. They’re just calling it all-you-can-eat, though.
Bike travel is really the way to go. It’s carbon-neutral. It’s great for your health. And occasionally, massive gangs of bike riders throw a traveling party where you peddle from the Loop to Logan Square’s Revolution Brewing. Don’t get used to that last part.
We Sense You’re in the Mood for Hog
It’s the middle of summer. And honestly, we’re pretty worried that you haven’t been getting your recommended daily allowance of pork, beer, jalapeño cornbread, Caesar salad, potato salad, elotes, watermelon and charming Taylor Street patios. We think you can make up for lost time at County’s pig roast this weekend.