Things to do for April 30, 2015

The Weekender

The Derby, the Draft and Wine-Soaked Snow Cones

With the first overall pick in the NFL draft, the weekend selects...

Thursday
The Loop Lands a Goddess and the Baker
OH MY GODDESS

The Loop Lands a Goddess and the Baker

The first-ever Goddess and the Baker has opened in the Loop with naan grilled cheeses, salted caramel gelato bars and a rotating cast of nice coffees. Bonus: next month, the Goddess and the Grocer opens with similar options on the Gold Coast. Big year for female deities.

Friday
A Greek Bar, a Rooftop Deck and You
GREEK MIXOLOGY

A Greek Bar, a Rooftop Deck and You

Past: South Wells Street was home to the beloved watering hole known as Cal’s Liquor. You remember it fondly. Present: It’s home to GRK Greek Kitchen and its new roof deck bar, here to sate your after-work cravings for ouzo-based cocktails and Greek fries. Future: What are we, oracles...

The Nellcôte Guys Do a Sidewalk Café
EX APPEAL

The Nellcôte Guys Do a Sidewalk Café

On a scale of 1 to 10, how partial are you to people watching at a quaint new Parisian-style sidewalk café called Expat in the West Loop while consuming rosé-soaked snow cones, fresh ceviche and pistachio ice cream sandwiches? Just asking for a totally imaginary friend.

Saturday
Yep, the NFL Draft Is Coming to Town
THE TOWN

Yep, the NFL Draft Is Coming to Town

Welcome to NFL Draft Town, where all your football-related dreams come true. Come, rub elbows with a few former Chicago Bears. Watch the Colts cheerleaders do their thing. Stay for the Phillip Phillips concert. Don’t stay for the Phillip Phillips concert.

The Derby’s Here. So Is Your Party.
DERBY HANCOCK

The Derby’s Here. So Is Your Party.

The duration of the Kentucky Derby: roughly two minutes. The duration of Chicago q’s Kentucky Derby party: roughly three hours. If that doesn’t compute, read this sentence where we tell you the Savannah-style BBQ joint will have an endless buffet, sweet bourbon punch and gin-spiked champagne. Good sentence.

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