Things to do for July 27, 2016

Just Look at This Burger

More Umami Burgers. More Seafood. More Questlove.

By Sam Eichner

Never weekend on an empty stomach.

Wednesday
We Just Got Another Umami Burger, and That’s Okay
GO WEST

We Just Got Another Umami Burger, and That’s Okay

See that burger to your left? Yeah, that one. It’s a Monte Cristo burger with prosciutto, gruyère fondue and a vanilla-custard-soaked, deep-fried bun. Oh, and it’s available right this moment at the just-opened West Loop location of Umami Burger. You’re so very welcome.

Thursday
Seafood in a Bag. Popsicles. Summer.
IT’S A PAD, PAD, PAD, PAD WORLD

Seafood in a Bag. Popsicles. Summer.

You could always use another BYOB place where they throw a bunch of spicy Cajun seafood in a bag for your and your friend’s unabashed feasting pleasure. Especially when that place also has garlic noodles, fried calamari and cookies-and-cream popsicles. Such is the case with the Crab Pad. Hence, these words.

Now open, The Crab Pad, 2529 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-360-8332

Saturday
Your Old Bag Never Stood a Chance
DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER

Your Old Bag Never Stood a Chance

This weekend, Timbuk2 is taking up to 70% off their particularly dapper messengers, totes and backpacks. So apologize to your old bag. Tell the thing it’s done a good job holding your stuff. That it’s not it, it’s you. Or do literally nothing because bags don’t have feelings.

Jul 30-31, Timbuk2, 1623 N Damen Ave, 773-661-4433

Sunday
A Rooftop Day Party Where Questlove DJs
LIKE A VIRGIN

A Rooftop Day Party Where Questlove DJs

Two Lollapalooza-related shows/parties are happening at the Virgin Hotel’s rooftop bar on Sunday. So...

If you’re not going to Lolla: You can dance to Questlove DJing in the afternoon.
If you are going to Lolla: You can catch Haim’s DJ set at night.
If you’d rather stay home: Maybe don’t?

A World-Champion Bartender Is Involved
COAST IS CLEAR

A World-Champion Bartender Is Involved

Left Coast Food + Juice is now the only restaurant to sell world-champion bartender Charles Joly’s line of bottled cocktails. That’s why, this Sunday, they’ll host Joly himself, a DJ and you on their patio, along with gratis samples of the good stuff. Also, plenty of juice. That stuff’s good, too.

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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