Things to do for May 18, 2016

The Weekender

A Backyard Brunch, Nashville Hot Chicken and Ferris Bueller Everything

Nothing weekends forever.

Wednesday
Memphis-Style BBQ: The Drive-Through
PIT STOP

Memphis-Style BBQ: The Drive-Through

Here’s how Earl’s Drive-Thru BBQ works. You and some other hungry people get in a car. You drive to Earl’s. You head through the drive-through and order a platter of freshly smoked, Memphis-style BBQ and a few made-to-order old-fashioned donuts. Then you drive home and eat. Don’t forget to eat.

Just a Teeny-Tiny Nashville Hot Chicken Joint
HOT TIMES

Just a Teeny-Tiny Nashville Hot Chicken Joint

Have we reached peak Nashville hot chicken? What does that even mean? Are we just asking ourselves that because the Budlong has opened in Lakeview, with four levels of Nashville-style spice? And buttermilk biscuits? And spudnuts? Is life nothing but a twisted menagerie? How’d that last question get in here?

Thursday
Your Weekend Belongs to Ferris Bueller
BUELLER?

Your Weekend Belongs to Ferris Bueller

To coincide with Ferris Fest, the Virgin Hotel is hosting a Bueller-related celebration of its own...

Tomorrow: Attend a screening with critic Scott Lucas.
Saturday: Tour an exact replica of Ferris’s bedroom.
Sunday: Enjoy Miss Ricky’s special Sausage King of Chicago Roll.

Your call on when to twist and shout.

Saturday
A Backyard Brunch and Sodikoff’s Breakfast Buffet
THANK YOU TWO

A Backyard Brunch and Sodikoff’s Breakfast Buffet

For brunch this weekend, you can...

A) Enjoy fried chicken, bocce and mai tais at Saint Lou’s Assembly’s new backyard patio.
B) Do biscuits and pastrami gravy, maple-glazed bacon and custom Bloodys at Sodikoff’s 3 Greens Market.
C) Stay home.

Nice try, C.

Sunday
Cocktails Have Their Own Summit Now
SUMMIT UP

Cocktails Have Their Own Summit Now

The first Chicago Cocktail Summit begins this Sunday. What you’ll learn: the art of punch making; the science behind food and cocktail pairing; how best to concoct delicious drinks with eggs; other stuff about booze. What you won’t learn: the socioeconomic effects of climate change. Different summit.

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