Things to do for September 07, 2016

May Your Weekend Be Full of Crack Fries

Not to Mention Beach Polo, Meatballs and Surprise DJs

By Sam Eichner

Weekend got your tongue?

Wednesday
New from the Rosebud Guys...
BOY WONDER

New from the Rosebud Guys...

You have a few choices when it comes to River North Italian food. Okay, way more than a few. So we’ll just present Rosebud’s newest spot, Mama’s Boy, as the sort of no-frills place you’ll frequent to indulge in veal chop Milanese, beef ragù macaroni and damn good Sicilian meatballs. And then we’ll leave you be.

Thursday
Estereo Has a Surprise for You
SPIN CYCLE

Estereo Has a Surprise for You

There are a few things you should know about Estereo’s new DJ series, starting tomorrow. Like the fact that they’ll have three sets, a surprise headliner and special bottled highballs. There are also a few things you shouldn’t know. Like who the surprise headliner is. Because it’s a surprise.

Sep 8, 7pm, no cover, Estereo, 2450 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-360-8363, check Instagram for headliner announcement

Saturday
An Actual Polo Tournament on an Actual Beach
POLO AND BEHOLD

An Actual Polo Tournament on an Actual Beach

This weekend, you’re watching a six-team polo tournament. To clarify: this weekend, you’re watching a six-team polo tournament on North Avenue Beach, where they’ve custom-built a beach polo area surrounded by a wine-tasting tent, champagne lounge and beer garden. Needless to say, drinks will not be an issue.

Sunday
When Eataly Visits the Waldorf, You Get This
CHECKING IN

When Eataly Visits the Waldorf, You Get This

Eataly and the Waldorf Astoria present... Piazza d’Oro. It’s an Italian marketplace set in the Waldorf’s European-inspired courtyard where you and your date are free to wander around sampling fried risotto balls, gelato and Italian wine to the sounds of live jazz. It premieres Sunday. Be there or be less happy.

130 Taps and Crack Fries in Lincoln Park
HOP TO IT

130 Taps and Crack Fries in Lincoln Park

This past weekend: Award-winning, Michigan-based beer bar HopCat opened its first Chicago location with red leather booths, 130 craft taps (many of which hail from Illinois), create-your-own mac and cheese, and their beer-battered “Crack Fries.” This upcoming weekend: You know where you’re watching the Bears game.

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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