Your Perks: 1) An umbrella that can resist gale-force winds. Though maybe you should just go inside if it comes to that. 2) Button-ups from the one and only Jared Lang. You like them. 3) A specially engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Platinum. Say it with whiskey.
Things to do for August 27, 2015
Fire Spinners, New Brunches and On-Demand Massages
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Weekend
An Alley Full of Acrobats and Fire
Should you happen upon the clandestine alleyway adjacent to theWit later tonight, you’d be surprised to discover the place alive with visual artists, tarot card readers, fire spinners, acrobats and a bunch of random people having fun. So make sure you happen upon it.
You’re a Person of Many Masseuses
In as little as one hour from now, you could be on the receiving end of an in-home deep-tissue, Swedish, sports or couples massage from a licensed masseuse. All you have to do is download this new-to-Chicago app called Zeel. And then open your door when they knock.
A Nice Stop for You and Your Date
Your date: “Do you mind if I randomly shop somewhere?”
You: “Not at all. Let’s hit this big sale at Chop Shop so I can get things from Glass House Shirtmakers and Stock Mfg. Co.”
Your date: “Thanks?”
Your New-Sunday-Brunch Report
Soon, football season will commence, and you won’t have time for those long Sunday brunches. So before that happens, hit the new ones at: 1) the Duck Inn for duck confit hash, and 2) the Hampton Social for enough vodka-rosé cocktails to make you forget Jay Cutler’s still quarterback. Sports joke.
In one corner: It’s chef Hunter Moore of the inimitable Parson’s Chicken &
In the other corner: It’s chefs Jennifer Jackson and Justin Tootla of Thank You.
In no corner in particular: It’s... you, slurping down their ramen and enjoying cocktails from Lost Lake. Classic you.