Things to do for August 31, 2016
Your Labor Day Weekend Begins with Beer Floats
There’ll Be Some Heritage Bicycles and Taco-Related Glory in There, TooBy Sam Eichner
The weekend don’t want to work, it just wants to bang on the drum all day.
A Late-Night Taco Pop-Up from the Broken Shaker
During the day, the Freehand Chicago’s café is just a café. But come nightfall Thursdays through Saturdays, something will change. The Broken Shaker will take over, serving pork belly tacos and chocolate mole meatballs to pair with mezcal agua fresca. DJs will perform. And you probably won’t want coffee anymore.
Beer Floats and Breakfast Pizza Right Off the 606
One evening soon, as you’re strolling down the 606, you may spot a TMNT mural and a sign reading “The StopAlong.” Curious, you’ll leave the trail. What you’ll find inside is a nostalgia-rich wonderland filled with breakfast pizza, beer floats and aged-cheddar burgers. Also, a few arcade games. For “kids.”
Football Season’s Coming. Speaking Of...
A new bi-level sports bar, Ironside, is now open in River North, just in time for football season. A few things to know: 1) there’s a subtle steampunk-y shipyard theme happening; 2) that fact apparently has little to do with the flat-screens, duck confit tamales, lobster tots and four different mules; 3) phew?
Timbuk2 + Heritage Bicycles = This Store
Trump; Kanye’s VMA speech; Suicide Squad—these are things that do not make sense. A collaborative pop-up shop between Timbuk2 (maker of stylish messenger bags) and Heritage Bicycles (maker of handsome bicycles) that opens in Hyde Park on Tuesday—that is one thing that does. Faith in humanity: restored.