Your Perks: 1) A VIP ticket to an unlimited-bacon-and-beer fest at Soldier Field. Consider that a challenge. 2) Many fall-ready button-ups that you’re the first to see because “exclusivity” is a thing we do. 3) A hoverboard-like device. Apparently gliding a few inches above the ground isn’t overrated.
Things to do for September 30, 2015
Questlove, Vermouth and More Hot Doug’s
Weekend is playing at your house, your house.
Hot Doug’s Just Won’t Go Away
Just when you thought Hot Doug’s was gone for good, Honey Butter Fried Chicken goes and crafts you a limited-time homage to Doug Sohn, Chicago’s greatest champion of encased meats. It’s basically a fried-chicken sandwich/Chicago-style hot dog hybrid. Which simply makes so much sense.
Sandwich Comeback Story of the Year
Cemitas Puebla started serving their traditional Poblano-style sandwiches (avocado, pork, oaxaca cheese and homemade chipotle sauce) in Humboldt Park. Then they moved to Fulton Market. Now they’re heading back west with a new yearlong pop-up. It’s the circle of sandwiches.
Find Records. Drink Beer. Eat Pork.
You’re going to require some nourishment if you want to effectively comb through the massive selection of new and vintage CDs and LPs on display at Schubas this Saturday. Some food. Some beer. A sampler from the suckling pig roast that’ll be going on outside. That last one seems especially pertinent.
Wherein Questlove Is Your DJ
A) A New York Times best-selling author.
B) Bandleader for the Roots.
C) Jimmy Fallon’s musical sidekick.
D) The man who’s graciously decided to DJ an after-party at the ever-swanky Studio Paris this Saturday night.
Seems unnecessary to have an “all of the above” option at this point.
Here Comes the New-Brunches Part
The state of brunch without Bom Bolla and Bar Siena: Not enough vermouth, not enough
The state of brunch with Bom Bolla and Bar Siena: Half-off vermouths and bacon confit at the former. Housemade Bloodys and a cured-bacon-and-pork-sausage breakfast sandwich at the latter.
With for the win.