Your Perks: 1) Rugged briefcases, weekenders and messenger bags made of canvas. Give it up for canvas. 2) Soft button-ups that are practically begging to be worn to a rooftop date. 3) Handbags from Céline. Yes, this is the kind of thing Mom might want. Okay, definitely wants.
Things to do for April 13, 2016
A New Argentine Steakhouse, Mad Social’s Brunch and 500 Different Beers
The weekend is tax-deductible.
Taxes Are Hard. Floating Around in a Tank Is Easy.
Tax day is fast approaching. Unrelated: there’s this new place called Float Sixty. You’ll reserve a private suite, use their European-style shower and find reprieve from numbers, forms and unreadable print in a relaxing sensory-deprivation chamber. Fine, it’s totally related.
Two New Delis. One’s a Truck.
Today on This Week in New Chicago Delis...
Boeufhaus: The boutique chophouse just opened a deli counter for housemade sausages and dry-aged steaks.
The Fat Pickle: It’s a roving truck filled with house-brined corned beef Reubens (pictured) and garlic fries.
Join us next time, when this segment completely ceases to exist.
A Steakhouse Where You Dance the Tango
The people behind Artango Bistro are soft-opening Artango Bar & Steakhouse on Friday.
What you can expect then: A 1920s-era Buenos Aires–themed restaurant involving Argentine-style ribeye, paella and tango dancing.
What you can expect once they get their liquor license: Revived classic drinks and South American staples. So, liquor.
500 Kinds of Beer, plus a Tasting Room
Here’s what you’ll see when you walk into Bitter Pops this weekend. And here’s what to know: there are 500 different kinds of bottled beer available to you, the back tasting room has eight rotating taps, and you shouldn’t show up if you dislike beer.
How Mad Social Does Brunch. (Hint: Well.)
Mad Social does their new brunch a little differently. Their benedict involves short rib. They do chicken and waffles, but it comes with pork belly. And while they make a Monte Cristo sandwich, it bears a striking resemblance to the giant one in that photo. We’ll just take your silence as tacit approval.