There are plenty of times an engraved champagne sabre might come in handy. When opening a bottle of champagne, of course. Or when reenacting a very fancy Zoro scene. Or when going off-registry for a wedding gift. Like they always say: the couple that sabres together, stays together.
Things to do for June 21, 2017
Blue Door Is Back
And Heritage Bicycles Serves Brisket Hash Now, So There’s Also ThatBy Sarah Freeman
Yes, They Put Beer in the Salad Dressing
Empirical’s science-minded brews have a new home in the old pub next to Mayne Stage, and over 50% of the food menu has beer in it. Which is a statistic you can get behind. That, and Kölsch cheese sauce-covered burgers.
Blue Door Farm Stand Is Back. It’s Very Much Back.
Blue Door Farm Stand. Did you miss it? Did you realize it was gone? Probably. Regardless, it’s been absent from Lincoln Park for two years, but now it’s back in a two-story location with sunrise BLTs for breakfast and fried chicken sliders for dinner. Seems like you should probably pop in and say hi.
Coffee and Books and Brisket Hash
South Siders are about to have a new coffee shop and gathering space in Build Coffee. Meanwhile, North Siders’ favorite caffeinated bicycle shop, Heritage, just added a new kitchen. One of these places serves coffee and books. The other, coffee and brisket hash. No need to pick sides here.
Gratis Beer and Damn-Near-Gratis Bags at Timbuk2
Little random, but... let’s fix your bag game. And let’s do it at Timbuk2’s First Dibs party, where the Chicago store will show off its new wares and part with them for up to 50% off. They’ll also give you gratis beer and snacks. They don’t drive a hard bargain.
Tacos and Tiki. Enough Said.
Your neighborhood grocery store with a butcher and café is celebrating its second birthday in the best way possible: with a pig roast and tiki party. Frontera’s chef Andres Padilla will make tacos with a whole-roasted local hog, while Spilt Milk’s Matty Eggelston will swizzle cocktails. You can just sort of show up.
What Else Is New
Meanwhile, Over on UrbanDaddy.com
We’re documenting Trump’s crimes against good taste, giving you a sneak peek at Public School’s high-end take on retro Air Jordans and highlighting five of the most random things you can pick up at Keith Richards’s auction this Saturday. Which, unsurprisingly, includes his leopard-print stiletto chair.