Your Perks: 1) A guitar signed by the Stones or the Boss or the... Van Halen. You want. 2) A three-piece hard-shell luggage set that’s practically begging to be taken on vacation. 3) Gallery-worthy canvas prints of some seriously unique artwork. Your walls are ready to make a statement.
Things to do for March 12, 2015
Power Lunches, Oysters and Gratis Ice Cream
The luck of the weekend.
RPM Steak Does Lunch, Power Ensues
Let’s make a deal. We’ll tell you that RPM Steak has just opened up for power lunches over lobster rolls and truffle-aioli burgers if you promise to read about us telling you that RPM Steak has just opened up for power lunches over... okay, we see what we did there.
A New Oyster Bar in an Old Fish House
There’s something different about Hugo’s lately—the 32-foot mahogany bar. Those East and West Coast oyster varietals flown in fresh daily. Those fried-oyster sliders with seaweed slaw and yuzu aioli. Must be some type of new oyster bar. It’s a new oyster bar.
Little St. Pat’s Patio Party Here
Turns out, the Dawson is opening their outdoor patio for the first time this season on the exact same day as their St. Patrick’s Day party, where you’ll enjoy traditional Celtic fare like shepherd’s pie, live music and Chartreuse-and-whiskey shots. Guess the whole “luck of the Irish” thing checks out.
Time to Set Your Pastry-Eating Alarm
We know it’s early. But from 7 to 10am through the weekend, the Waldorf is hosting a Parisian patisserie pop-up featuring sweet things like hazelnut French macarons and buttery kouign-amann cakes with homemade almond cream. You’ll sleep when you’re dead. Or full of macarons.
And Now You Get Free Ice Cream
The best things in life are free. Whoever said that was referring to ice cream. Look it up. Then go to Jeni’s new Wicker Park shop on Tuesday, because they’ll be scooping a bunch of gratis ice cream to celebrate their grand opening. Don’t really look that up.