Things to do for April 20, 2016

The Weekender

Endless Oysters, Smoked Old Fashioneds and Eataly’s New Thing

Weekend or do not. There is no try.

Wednesday
It’s Mother’s Day Flowers Time
FROM PERKS

It’s Mother’s Day Flowers Time

Dear Mom,

These flowers were grown on the side of a volcano. Some kind gentlemen hiked up and cut them so I could have a dozen delivered to you fresh in time for Mother’s Day. I mean, volcano flowers. What a world.

... is a thing you might write in your card.

Five More Sushi Burritos Than You’re Used To
IT TAKES 2.0

Five More Sushi Burritos Than You’re Used To

Everything gets a sequel these days. There are the good ones, like En Hakkore 2.0—the counter-style follow-up to its bibimbap-heavy precursor involving kimchi fries, Korean chicken wings and five different sushi burritos. And then there are the bad ones, like Ouija 2. Yeah. That’s really happening.

Now open, En Hakkore 2.0, 1467 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-278-5959

Thursday
Two Hours of Unlimited Oysters and Rosé
LIMITLESS

Two Hours of Unlimited Oysters and Rosé

Fremont has this new happy hour on Thursdays. What happens is, you part with $20, and they give you two hours’ worth of endless East Coast oysters and rosé. Are you cashing in on their goodwill? Maybe. Is that wrong? All’s fair in love and oysters.

Thursdays, 6-8pm, $20, Fremont, 15 W Illinois St, 312-874-7270

Friday
How Eataly Honors James Beard
BEARD, JAMES BEARD

How Eataly Honors James Beard

The James Beard Awards are coming up. So, naturally, Eataly has decided to dedicate its private event space to J.B., a weekend-only pop-up showcasing some of the chef’s favorite dishes, like spaghetti with clams (pictured) and pan-roasted pheasant. They’re delicious whether you know who the actual James Beard is or not.

Saturday
Before You Travel, Travel Here
ACE IN THE HOLE

Before You Travel, Travel Here

On your spring/summer travel checklist:

—Socks
—Sunglasses
—Toothbrush
—The extremely soft, technical cashmere button-downs, pocket tees and polos you’ll pick up this weekend from Kit and Ace’s travel-friendly pop-up at Soho House

Oh, and pants. Please don’t forget your pants.

Sunday
An Endless Deluge of Pork Things
HIGH FIVES

An Endless Deluge of Pork Things

Herewith, a breakdown of this year’s Cochon 555.

You’ll come for the pork: Indeed, five of the city’s best chefs will prepare dishes from their own whole heritage hogs for you to sample.
But you’ll stay for everything else: The smoked Old Fashioneds, the oysters, the tiki bar.

The... everything else.

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