Things to do for July 18, 2017

To Big Star, for Sean Brock’s Tacos and General Revelry

The Line Will Totally Be Worth It

By Sarah Freeman

Tuesday
Wednesday
Indochino Is Here. Suit Up Accordingly.
SUIT FIRST, APOLOGIZE LATER

Indochino Is Here. Suit Up Accordingly.

The good people at Indochino just opened their first Chicago storefront, complete with “Style Guides” armed with tape measures and fabric swatches. Which is just a long way of saying that you’re about to look a lot better today than you did yesterday.

Friday
Introducing the Conceptual Street Art Barbecue
SAUSAGE FEST

Introducing the Conceptual Street Art Barbecue

You’ve been to backyard barbecues. You’ve been to dive bars. You... may not have been to a conceptual watering hole in the back of a butcher shop. Well, now’s your chance at this Old Style-and sausage-filled pop-up curated by street artist Don’t Fret Art. First time for everything and all that.

Saturday
Jason Vincent’s Pasta Comes to Ace Hotel
POCKET ACE

Jason Vincent’s Pasta Comes to Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel is here. Sort of. It’s not technically, officially open until September, but its restaurant called City Mouse, with its cornmeal griddle cakes and housemade pastas, is now open for brunch and dinner daily. Baby steps.

Sunday
Hello, Ronero’s Bloody Mary Cart
BRUNCH OR BUST

Hello, Ronero’s Bloody Mary Cart

If you’re doing it right, the most difficult decision of your weekend should be where to brunch. Ronero recently threw its hat into the ring with a South American-inspired feast with a made-to-order crepe station, queso fresco biscuits, a ceviche buffet and Bloody Mary cart. So that’s less difficult now.

A Sean Brock Taco Party at Big Star
DUE SOUTH

A Sean Brock Taco Party at Big Star

There are tacos, and then there are pig ear tacos made by the king of Southern cookery, Sean Brock. The latter will be served at a one-day, no-reservations summer grill party at Big Star. Yes, the lines are going to suck. Yes, the lines will be worth it.

July 23, 5pm, Big Star, 1531 N Damen Ave, 773-235-4039

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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