Things to do for March 22, 2017

This New River North Sports Bar Could Get Rowdy

Oh, and That Amazon Bookstore Finally Happened

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Looks Like That Amazon Bookstore Finally Happened
LOW TECH

Looks Like That Amazon Bookstore Finally Happened

It has all of the conveniences of Amazon.com. Minus the computer. And please wear pants. Okay, it’s a bookstore, but it’s the first Amazon Books in Chicago. Plus, it serves coffee, which is one thing Prime hasn’t mastered. Yet.

Now open, Amazon Books, 3441 N Southport Ave, 773-742-9400

Thursday
Oh, Just a Honky-Tonk Sports Bar in River North
COWBOY UP

Oh, Just a Honky-Tonk Sports Bar in River North

For better or worse, here comes Concrete Cowboy. It’s Texas’s popular sports bar meets urban rodeo, and it descends upon River North tomorrow. There, you’ll find 44 TVs, 115-ounce Moscow Mules and one illuminated sign reading “Giddy Up.” Giddying up not required.

Like a Choose Your Own Adventure for Martinis
GIN DEEP

Like a Choose Your Own Adventure for Martinis

Fun date thing here. Head to PR Italian Bistro on Thursday evening, request the Deconstructed Martini Tasting, and here’s what will happen: they’ll let you taste four gins and four vermouths, you’ll pick your favorite combination, then they’ll make you a martini with the winners. Is what will happen.

Friday
A Live Art Throwdown. And Maybe Some Steak.
STREET FIGHTERS

A Live Art Throwdown. And Maybe Some Steak.

Think Wisconsin vs. Florida is the only matchup that matters on Friday? Then you clearly haven’t heard of Lefty vs. Tubs. They’re two street artists painting side-by-side murals during dinner service at Fulton Market Kitchen, which is part of the new Yo, Complete Me live art series. And apparently your dinner.

Saturday
Streeterville’s Got a Fancy New Coffee Shop
CUPITOL BUILDING

Streeterville’s Got a Fancy New Coffee Shop

Your corner coffee shop gets the job done, but somehow it’s been missing herb-cured salmon all this time. Enter: Cupitol’s first Chicago location and lots of gravlax. Gravlax scrambled eggs in the morning, gravlax salads at night. Plus, specialty European house-roasted coffee. That last one was probably a given.

Now open, Cupitol, 455 E Illinois St, 312-414-1400

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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