Your Perks: 1) Ergonomic, wind-resistant umbrellas that have Bluetooth tracking so they’ll never break or get lost. 2) Phantom bags by Céline. You know, the kind that people lose their minds over? Those ones. 3) Just a dark-wooded, sexy humidor for your cigars.
Things to do for September 24, 2015
Cashmere, Breakfast Sandwiches and Lunch with the Mayor
The weekend is rubber and you’re glue.
Dumb Amounts of Cashmere
Whew. That was close. You almost didn’t have a fancy new West Loop shop with a bunch of ultra-resilient and supersoft “technical cashmere” shirts, pants and scarves you require to properly shield you from autumn’s briskest winds. But then Kit and Ace opened. Apocalypse averted.
A Tale of Dim Sum and Breakfast
MingHin is Chinatown’s reigning dim sum empire. Eastman Egg Company is the breakfast sandwich king of the Loop. This is a story about how they both got antsy and opened new outposts (the former near Grant Park, the latter at Ogilvie) and you became happier. It’s a short story.
Eat Pig. Drink Punch. Meet the Mayor.
When Chicago Gourmet happens, where will you be?
Punch Kings: It’s a tiki-inspired punch bowl competition combined with a full-on heritage pig roast.
A Toast to Charlie Trotter: It’s hosted by Emeril Lagasse, it includes a four-course lunch, and Rahm will be there.
You’ve been meaning to speak with that guy.
It’s Not Fall at Rag & Bone Yet
Calendar: Summer is over.
Rag & Bone: Well, technically we still have a nice selection of summery clothes for up to 50% off. Clothes like white selvage jeans, allover-palm-print tees and varsity jackets.
Calendar: Fine, don’t listen to me.
This Is October’s Fest
Blocktoberfest, noun: a fitting portmanteau given to an Oktoberfest block party that will occur this Sunday outside Dusek’s; implies the ready consumption of sausages and German-inspired dishes, as well as old- and new-world German beers, to the upbeat music of Punch House DJs. Blocktoberfest has a super-specific definition.