Your Perks: 1) Supersoft V-neck T-shirts in 18 different colors. So one of them is probably your favorite color. 2) Bags inspired by the Hamptons, which is coincidentally a place you could use these bags to get away to. 3) Triptych canvas prints that are made with ink that’ll last a full century.
Things to do for April 06, 2016
Pisco Cream Soda, Your New Wine Bar and a Little Rooftop Lunch
Swing and a weekend.
Power Lunching on the CAA’s Rooftop
You know Cindy’s. That lovely open-air terrace atop the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. What you may not know is that now it’s your new home for weekday power lunching on spring lamb tartare, prime steak tartine and Cornish game hen. There, now you’re whole again.
A Decades-Old Dive Bar Is Reborn
After a period of disuse, that classic dive EZ Inn is back. And better. We say that because of the draft pisco cream soda, the DJ booth hiding behind a painting and the gratis jukebox with everything from Billie Holiday to Gang Starr. That’s why we say that.
It’s a New Wine Bar. With Steak.
Your date says: Let’s go to a wine bar.
You say: Let’s go to a steakhouse.
We say: You should go to Penumbra Wine Bar in Logan Square. It’s got Latin-inspired ribeyes and strip steaks, plus a whole bunch of California reds.
You and your date nonchalantly shrug in acquiescence.
Just Thousands and Thousands of Records
Records. CDs. DVDs. All three, nostalgic totems of your not-so-distant past. On Saturday, there will be thousands of them to dig through at your leisure during the CHIRP Record Fair, along with plenty of beer and American fare from Moxee. Which aren’t nostalgic totems of anything, but pretty great regardless.
One hour, it’s sunny. The next, it’s snowing. Such is April in Chicago. You can do something about it at Meyvn’s sample sale, where they’ve got stylish anytime-gear from Engineered Garments, Common Projects and the like for up to 80% off. Or you can do nothing. We recommend the former.