Your Perks: 1) Vintage Rolexes. Today is totally the day you take the plunge. 2) Cigars made from carefully aged Dominican tobacco. Your barbecues wouldn’t be the same without them. 3) Bold shirts and polos from a Milanese brand that’s achieved international acclaim. No big whoop.
Things to do for May 21, 2015
A Long Weekend of Luaus, BBQ and Adult Ball Pits
Find a weekend, pick it up, and all day long you’ll have good luck.
Two New Lunches. They’re Good.
The People vs. Lunch
Prosecution: Who needs lunch when you have brunch?
Defense: Consider the evidence. Exhibit A: Fat Rice recently launched lunch with bourbon tea and piri-piri chicken. Exhibit B: Avec is finally doing it, too, with roasted-salmon tartines and a chorizo-bacon burger.
Prosecution: Objection. Too delicious-sounding.
A West Rogers Park Restaurant Twofer
#1: El Carrito now exists with three-chili marinated pork, mole fries and an in-house food
#2: Less than a block away, the Rim Seafood opened its BYOB shellfish shack to handle not-so-passing fancies for crawfish and lobster. Summertime and all that.
#3: We can’t remember what this list was for.
There’s a Nice New Patio at the James
Jimmy was always a shy little cocktail bar. Handsome, sure. And irrefutably popular. But still... shy. This Saturday, though, Jimmy ventures outdoors for the first time to a 35-seat patio, where you’ll be privy to lounge seating, bottled cocktails and caviar brandade. You’re doing just fine, Jimmy.
Yep, It’s a Memorial Day Luau
Today, we bring you a cautionary tale of Memorial Day regret and woe. Once upon a time, you decided to forgo the hedonistic indulgences of Deuce’s boozy poolside luau. And the pig roast on their spacious outdoor patio. The end. (Note: you can still fix this.)
Paint. Foam. Giant Ball Pit. Proceed.
Oh, wow. Just... well, you’ll see. Redmoon Theater is hosting a new multi-weekend EDM thing called Daytrip Music Festival starting this Sunday. In addition to the music, there will be: an outdoor paint party, an indoor foam party, a wintry lounge with fake snow and a 700-square-foot ball pit. See?