Things to do for April 04, 2018

Fried Chicken Up Front, Whiskey in the Back. It's Time to Meet Drawl.

And Wrigley Field Welcomes Three Delicious New Neighbors

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
This Secret Whiskey Room Isn't Secret Anymore
DRAWL OR NOTHING

This Secret Whiskey Room Isn't Secret Anymore

Lincoln Park's newest restaurant, Drawl, has a secret. Past the palm frond wallpaper and seersucker booths, where people are enjoying plates of Johnny cakes and fried chicken, there's a whiskey room. And in that whiskey room, Tasso-spiked jerky and presumably deep conversations are happening. And whiskey. Whiskey's also happening.

Now open, Drawl, 2423 N Clark St, 773-687-8111

Thursday
West Town Bakery + Bourbon Milkshakes = This
GO WEST

West Town Bakery + Bourbon Milkshakes = This

You look like you could use a bourbon red velvet milkshake. Go ahead, have one at West Town Bakery & Tap, where cake pops meet cold brew coffee and even colder beer. It's the boozy new offshoot of the popular West Town Bakery and is also connected to the lobby of Hotel Zachary. You know Zachary.

Friday
Big Star Wrigleyville Is Here. Jeni's Wrigleyville Is Here. Everybody's Here.
TWO'S COMPANY

Big Star Wrigleyville Is Here. Jeni's Wrigleyville Is Here. Everybody's Here.

The Wrigleyville transformation continues with two more familiar faces. The first is Big Star's second stand-alone location, a 9,000-square-foot whiskey-and-al-pastor slinging new restaurant. For dessert, it's popcorn and peanut ice cream at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams' fifth Chicago shop. Thank you, Wrigleyville. Thank you.

Saturday
All the Bacon You Can Handle, in One Room
SWINE OF THE TIMES

All the Bacon You Can Handle, in One Room

It's that time of year again, when 150 chefs cook 8,000 pounds of bacon and you do your part to help them out with that. Welcome back Baconfest and all of the beer, whiskey and probably-jogging-the-next-day that comes with it.

Sunday
Juleps, Pimento Cheese Sandwiches and the Masters at the J. Parker
TEE TIME

Juleps, Pimento Cheese Sandwiches and the Masters at the J. Parker

It's Master's time, and you're about to watch in style and in the company of mint juleps, pimento cheese sandwiches and peach cobbler at the J. Parker's watch party with putting greens galore. BYO green jacket.

Apr 8, 2-7pm, no cover, The J. Parker, 1816 N Clark St, 312-254-4747

What Else Is New

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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