Things to do for August 06, 2015

The Weekender

Hot Sauce, Distillery Yoga and the Velvet Underground

Mission Impossible: Rogue Weekend

Thursday
Wherein You Stir-Fry
BRIGHT MOVES

Wherein You Stir-Fry

Cancel your lunch plans for tomorrow. Don’t ask why, just consider the following: a fast-casual, choose-your-own-adventure stir-fryer called Brightwok Kitchen is now open in the Loop. They’ve got proteins (like grass-fed steak), sauces (like chili-coconut curry) and umami miso soups (like umami miso soup).

Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol
WARHOL HERO

Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol

“... because a tropical pop group is covering the Velvet Underground in two sets spanning their entire discography on Andy Warhol’s birthday” is a totally acceptable excuse for you wearing an all-black getup and sunglasses on a sweltering summer night. You should try it sometime.

Friday
Dolce Does Breakfast. Also: Lunch.
DOLCE & ...

Dolce Does Breakfast. Also: Lunch.

Dolce Italian has quietly opened for 300% more meals than it had before. Here’s your breakdown...

For breakfast:
An assortment of croissant sandwiches and crème fraîche pancakes.
For lunch: Tuna tartare, pasta and a little something they call the Bolognese Burger.

“Little something” might’ve been the wrong turn of phrase.

Saturday
It’s a Hot Sauce Expo. Nice.
CHICAGO FIRE

It’s a Hot Sauce Expo. Nice.

Chicago hosts a lot of festivals come summertime, but none so significant as the inaugural Great Chicago Fiery Foods Festival. You’ll sample wares from a slew of vendors, drink some beers and watch a few heat-forward eating contests. Repeat: watch.

Sunday
Cocktails and Yoga. Good Thinking.
ONE SUNDAY MORNING

Cocktails and Yoga. Good Thinking.

When your date says, “Let’s do brunch” on Sunday morning, you say...

A) Yes.
B) No.
C) I’ve got a better idea. Let’s do yoga at Chicago Distilling Company, then enjoy a cocktail flight and a distillery tour.
D) All of the above.

Wonder how D would play out.

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