Things to do for August 14, 2014

The Weekender

Fried Chicken, Cabanas and a New Italian Joint

Somewhere, a shark is watching Weekend Week.

Thursday
A New Place to Eat Italian Things
A LITTLE ITALY

A New Place to Eat Italian Things

Ameritalia, a small new Italian joint in the South Loop, has what you expect—spaghetti, meatballs and a pervading sense that Italy is nice. It also has what you may not expect—parmesan-crusted burgers, deep-fried Ohio delicacy Jo Jo fries and a pervading sense that Ohio is probably okay, too.

Now open, Ameritalia, 1303 S Michigan Ave, 312-957-1310

Got a Couple Sales for You
SALE MARY

Got a Couple Sales for You

Turns out: pretty good week to partake in the wearing of smashing garments.
—Apartment Number 9 is taking up to 60% off things like Rag & Bone jackets and Jack Spade crew sweaters.
—And Chicago-based shirtsmiths Stock Mfg. Co. are knocking up to 70% off of their stash.
Told you.

When Bars Age, You Win (Fried Chicken)
JOY DIVISION

When Bars Age, You Win (Fried Chicken)

Little-known secret to longevity: corned-beef egg rolls and waffle-battered fried chicken. Probably explains why Division Ale House is celebrating their fifth year in existence with $5 plates of such things, along with gratis appetizers and beer specials. Did we say longevity? We most likely meant something else.

Friday
Cabanas. Open Bar. Really Loud Jets.
BIG AIR

Cabanas. Open Bar. Really Loud Jets.

Air & Water Show is a special time. You deserve a special place. Maybe a beachside position offering an open bar and your own cabana tucked slightly away from the main tourist throngs but just close enough to feel the F-22s rattle your teeth. Yep, Caffè Oliva works.

Aug 15-17, cabana packages $800-$1,150, Caffè Oliva, Ohio Street Beach, 312-612-0734

Sunday
Very Much Sausage-Eating on a Patio
TALKING SHOP

Very Much Sausage-Eating on a Patio

On Sunday, you’ll head to the Chop Shop’s patio for a little charity thing. The chef from Trenchermen will be there making sausages. You’re going to eat those sausages. You’re going to declare, “More sausages, please. Additionally, I’d like some beer.” It will become so. Then you’ll... leave.

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