Your Perks: 1) 78% off Georges Rech polo shirts. Huge in France, bigger on Perks. 2) Six bottles of Château Montaud Côtes de Provence rosé. Which loosely translates to “summer’s ideal rosé.” 3) The kind of leather bag that’s practically begging to be taken on vacation. Begging.
Things to do for July 16, 2015
Gratis Ice Cream, Pitchfork and Two New Restaurants
<em>Adventures of Huckleberry Weekend</em>
Lakeview, You Magnificent Bastard
Two new restaurants are in cahoots to draw you to Lakeview. One heralds the return of Chinatown’s well-respected Lure Izakaya in a fancy-pants location on Halsted; the other, Meatball Hero & Pasta, makes... well, meatball heroes and pasta from scratch on Clark. Thanks, guy who named that place.
The Restaurants. The Bars. All of Them.
Lewis wants to sample cocktails concocted by Chicago’s premier drinksmiths and meat-centric dishes
from his choice of over 100 of the city’s best restaurants. However, he only has one afternoon. Where
should Lewis go?
If you answered “Green City Market Chef BBQ,” congrats: you’ve passed... something.
Go to Pitchfork. Then Go Here.
Before Pitchfork: You’re making whatever happy face you make prior to seeing Wilco.
After Pitchfork: You’re attending one of three after-parties on the Virgin hotel’s new rooftop with DJ sets and live performances by the likes of Future Islands and Vic Mensa.
During Pitchfork: Wilco, remember?
Down There? Those Are Two Sales.
UD: Let’s go live to our senior sales correspondent, Constance McGee... Constance?
Constance: This just in: Haberdash is taking up to 60% off Gitman Bros. shirts and Orlebar Brown shorts. Also, Gant has half-price twill pants, linen blazers and pocket tees.
Constance: You gave me a weird name.
And Finally, Gratis Ice Cream
But it’s Sunday, you said. The weekend’s over, you said. Well, not so fast. Because Nonna’s is doling out gratis scoops of their raspberry swirl or butter pecan ice cream all afternoon. And we never knew you to turn down gratis ice cream. Unless we never really knew you at all...