Things to do for May 24, 2017

Shake Shake and Kuma’s Corner Enter the Ultimate Burger Neighborhood

There’s a Late-Night Noodle Window in Here, Too

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Two Very Important Burgers Move Into the West Loop
MAKE IT A DOUBLE

Two Very Important Burgers Move Into the West Loop

It’s a debate as old as time: smashed or un-smashed burgers? In one corner, Shake Shack’s lovingly compressed Shackburger. In the other, Kuma’s Corner’s thick patty. Related: both burger shops just opened West Loop locations. How convenient.

Thursday
The Chicago-Themed Hotel Lincoln Park Deserves
ROOM SERVICED

The Chicago-Themed Hotel Lincoln Park Deserves

Meet Hotel Versey, where World’s Fair posters, vintage vinyl and lava lamps fill the lobby. Where the rooms are decorated in photos of Wrigley Field and other Chicago icons. Where they’ll open a restaurant and bar come fall. Where you get where they’re going with this.

Let’s Get You a Custom Summer Suit, Shall We...
SUIT UP

Let’s Get You a Custom Summer Suit, Shall We...

The Tie Bar is doing things. More specifically, the Tie Bar has two new services in Lincoln Park. Its Made to Measure program will now customize full suits for you, and in-home closet style consultations are now a thing there. This bodes quite well for your body and its general surroundings.

Available May 25, The Tie Bar, 918 W Armitage Ave, 312-241-1299

Friday
Meet River North’s Late-Night Noodle Window
WALK THE WOK

Meet River North’s Late-Night Noodle Window

If you’re craving handmade, wok-fried noodles between the hours of 10pm and midnight, we hope you’re near Imperial Lamian. Its new walk-up window serves snack-sized noodles, dumplings and buns into the wee hours. Bonus: you don’t have to pay for any of it on Friday night. It’s less free after that.

Gratis menu May 26, 10pm-midnight, officially opens May 27, Imperial Lamian, 6 West Hubbard, 312-595-9440

Saturday
Cocktails. Boozy Popsicles. Views.
HER NAME IS CINDY

Cocktails. Boozy Popsicles. Views.

Cindy’s, that rooftop restaurant on the 13th floor of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, is almost perfect. One thing it was lacking, though, was an al fresco bar specializing in large format cocktails and rosé. So they decided to change that, and also throw in some boozy popsicles, too. Good moves all around.

Now open, The Terrace at Cindy’s, 12 Michigan Ave, 312-792-3502

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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