Things to do for August 14, 2014
Fried Chicken, Cabanas and a New Italian Joint
Somewhere, a shark is watching Weekend Week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.