Things to do for June 07, 2017

Too Many New Restaurant and Bar Openings to Mention

Just Kidding, We’ll Go Ahead and Mention Those Right Now

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Caution: More Stylish When Wet
FROM PERKS

Caution: More Stylish When Wet

These are good-looking shorts from Lacrosse Playground. Or so you thought. Because they’re so much more than that: hop into the nearest body of water and they’ve magically turned into swim trunks—with a pattern that only appears when they’re wet. Boom.

Meet Logan Square’s New Pasta Place
COMING UP DAISIES

Meet Logan Square’s New Pasta Place

Joe Frillman is back. Who’s Joe Frillman? He used to be the chef at Balena. His brother owns a farm. Both of those things come into play at his new pasta-forward restaurant called Daisies. There, you’ll do things like eat beet agnolotti and drink beet cocktails. Good job, Joe.

Thursday
Here, Have Another New Brewery
PILSEN PILSNER

Here, Have Another New Brewery

It might not look like much from the outside, but hiding behind those brick walls is the latest addition to Pilsen’s brewery collection. Lo Rez makes its debut with Primary Element saison, Local Logic pilsner and other tech-themed brews. It’s also a stone’s throw from Moody Tongue and Pleasant House Pub. Just saying.

Friday
It’s Called H Bar, and It Aims to Please You
FROM HOLLANDER WITH LOVE

It’s Called H Bar, and It Aims to Please You

Concrete columns surrounded by leather banquettes. A long wood bar sitting under gold light fixtures. Live music. Seems like a decent place to grab a Negroni. This industrial hangout of which we speak is H! Bar. It’s in The Hollander hotel, it opens Friday with half-priced drinks and it likes punctuation marks.

Saturday
A Beachside BBQ Shack in Lincoln Park
SMOKE SIGNALS

A Beachside BBQ Shack in Lincoln Park

You’re walking along the lakefront and spot a shack topped with mismatched metal letters. You smell the distinct aroma of brisket. Congratulations, you’ve found Flat & Point. It’s helmed by a former Spiaggia chef and he’ll happily put that brisket in a taco with sriracha aioli. You’ll happily let him.

Sunday
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Al Franken and Books
IT’S LIT

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Al Franken and Books

Put down the screen and pick up a real book at the city’s largest gathering of new and used booksellers, Printers Row Lit Fest. Among others, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rick Bayless and Senator Al Franken will be there participating in seminars and discussions. That old trio.

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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