You probably know the renowned piece Under the Wave off Kanagawa, aka The Great Wave. What you might not know is that it’s from a series called Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji and that we have... at least a couple of those views as canvas prints.
Things to do for November 16, 2016
This Weekend, You Eat Sushi from a Conveyor Belt
You Also Buy a Billy Reid Peacoat and All Your Holiday GiftsBy Sam Eichner
Chicago’s First Conveyor Belt Sushi Joint
Last month, the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years (you may remember). Now, Uptown’s Wabi Sabi Rotary has opened the city’s first conveyor belt sushi bar, featuring a panoply of classic rolls, plus made-to-order ramen. Not sure how or why we’re equivocating the two.
Sink|Swim, Then and Now
Then: It was Scofflaw’s formidably hip seafood restaurant.
Now: It’s still that, only more casual.
Then: You enjoyed gin-cured salmon, caviar toast, etc.
Now: You enjoy crab mac-and-cheese and one helluva tuna melt.
Then: You drank prosecco-y things.
Now: You share a fishbowl of three-rum punch (pictured).
Emphasis on “share.”
Hey, We Have a Podcast Festival Now
Is a live podcast still a podcast? This and other questions will be answered during the premiere of the weekend-long Chicago Podcast Festival, hosting live comedy and storytelling podcasts from the likes of Bob Saget and 30 Rock-vet Scott Adist. No headphones required. We think.
A Gift-Filled Pop-Up in the Gold Coast
The Line, a meticulously curated home décor and fashion boutique, is hosting a pop-up at the Waldorf Astoria. Amongst the things you may find there: a book of Helmut Newton’s series for Playboy, French hand cream, a Japanese incense burner, a—hey, you realize we’re just listing great holiday gifts, right?
Winter Can’t Come Soon Enough
The silver lining of Chicago’s bitterly cold winter: endless excuses to wear the Italian cashmere peacoat, shearling-collar leather jacket, basketweave pullovers and other rakishly warm things you bought at up to 40% off from Billy Reid’s seasonal sale. The other silver lining: spring.