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Things to do for March 08, 2017
Burt’s Place Is Back, and Now You Desperately Need Pizza
There Are Also Matters of Martinis, Meatloaf and Espionage to Contend WithBy Sarah Freeman
Yes, You’ll Want to Go to Navy Pier for This
A fire dancer, a burlesque duo and a trio of clowns walk into the swanky new South Corridor of Navy Pier. Then you also walk in and realize that you’re at the launch party for a 10-week art exhibition dubbed Thawalls. Sorry if you thought that was about to be a joke.
Welcome to Studio 54. Kind Of.
1977: Studio 54 opens its doors and Nicky Siano is on the ones and twos.
2017: Nicky Siano celebrates his birthday by screening his documentary, Love Is the Message, on the roof of Celeste, then hops back into the DJ booth for a set at Disco. This time, you’re invited.
Looks Like It’s Time to Start Drinking Mead
Mead probably won’t replace your happy hour beverage anytime soon. Still, Wild Blossom—the state’s first meadery—makes a strong case with its new Washington Heights tasting room. It offers a dozen varieties, from classic wildflower mead to S’mores Bochet. S’mores mead. Just seemed worth repeating, is all.
Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It, Is to Drink Here
Espionage and vodka. There. Now the stage is set for SafeHouse, the beloved Milwaukee drinkery that just opened a second location behind a red door marked “International Exports” in River North. We’re not saying you’ll be drinking shaken martinis while eating Mata Hari’s meatloaf there, but we’re also not not saying that.
Very Important Words About Very Important Pizza
File under: Critical Pizza News. Burt’s Place is back in business after the loss of its fearless leader and pizza savant, Burt Katz. Expect the same caramelized crust filled with gooey cheese and tangy tomato sauce, studied and perfected by two of Katz’s successors. See. Critical.