1) Stay in.
2) Go drink mai tais on a tropical beach somewhere.
3) Go drink mai tais in Logan Square.
Right, so we lied. There’s only one option.
Yes, Lost Lake, the new thatch-and-rum-filled playpen from your dear friends Paul McGee and the Parson’s Chicken & Fish guys, opens tonight. (Here’s the slideshow.)
And here are the critical details:
Remember to say thank you.
Because adjacent to this spot is a three-wok-strong Chinese takeout joint called Thank You (also opening tonight). A Mott St/Ruxbin vet will be turning out things like chow-fun noodles and crushed cucumber with crispy anchovies.
You’ll be doing some Instagramming.
McGee is breaking out a couple hits, sure. No one can carve a dolphin banana like that guy. But try his new stuff, too, like the eponymous Lost Lake. It’s got rum in it. It’s also served in a glass with the recipe on the back.
Speaking of, hopefully you like rum.
Because they have 275 kinds.
In addition to the fishing nets and big booths and stone-walled “Cave Room” in the back, there’s a fish tank with piranhas swimming around in it.
Pretty standard bar fish.