Things to do for October 04, 2017
A Weekend Full of Bottomless Coffee and Tacos
And a Little Flannel, Because It's Probably Time to Start Talking About That AgainBy Sarah Freeman
Flannel. It's Time to Reacquaint Yourself With That Word.
Problem: winter is coming and your chinos aren't going to cut it. Solution: stocking up on performance zip-ups and flannel button-downs from the company that knows how to keep you warm and looking good at the same time. Icebreaker's end-of-season sale will do so with 50% off. They like you, is all.
A Lunch-Related Masterpiece Arrives at the MCA
That minx Marisol, the Museum of Contemporary Art's vibrant new restaurant, has another trick up her sleeve. Her counter service sister spot, the Street, is now open. So you can have your roast beef sandwich and peruse the work of Andy Warhol while you're at it.
A South Side Taco Legend Pops Up in Logan Square
Birrieria Zaragoza's tacos are legendary. Too bad they're so far away. Come a little closer, sweet friend. Oh look, their al pastor is about to pop up at the Whistler for one-night-only, accompanied by tequila cocktails and a DJ. That's better.
Coffee Festival? Coffee Festival.
Coffee Con, the two-day celebration of all things caffeinated, brings a weekend of coffee tastings, expert panels and demos to Fulton Market. It's basically where you learn everything you wanted to know about things like cold brew and Cuban coffee. And then probably be really productive the rest of the day.
Two Notable Additions to the Brunch Scene
Sometimes you want shaksuhka with duck eggs. Other times you want fried fish and waffles slathered in coffee syrup. Lucky for you, two new restaurants are offering just that, as Beatnik and Portsmith recently rolled out their brunch menus. We'll know where to find you.
What Else Is New
Could Adam Sandler Win an Oscar?
We're referring, naturally, to the comedic actor's dramatic turn in arguably the best Netflix original movie to date, The Meyerowitz Stories. Other things to read this week: 1) Our chat with Pulitzer prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides about his new book; and 2) an essential guide to building a great home bar.