Things to do for April 18, 2018
This Extravagant, Sashimi-Filled Lunch Should Get You Through the Week
If Not, Have Some Boozy Italian Cream Soda in Logan SquareBy Sarah Freeman
A New Spot for Sausage Gravy-Soaked Biscuits in North Center
The art of the biscuit is one you can certainly appreciate, especially from the comfort of a no-frills diner making them from scratch every day. Enter Square Biscuits, which stays true to its name by offering just that covered in sausage gravy or stuffed with apples and cinnamon. Just... biscuits, is all.
Spiked Italian Cream Sodas and Other Good Things
Endless winter calls for a heaping plate of smoked shrimp cavatelli. And maybe a spiked Italian cream soda. Followed by another heaping plate of eggplant parmesan. Lucky for you, all those things are happening at Logan Square's newest Italian restaurant, Saba. It comes from the people behind the Harding Tavern and will see you right about... now.
Sushi-San Finally Remembered That Lunch Is a Thing
How far can you get with $22 on your lunch break? Pretty damn far at Sushi-San, where they're giving you a six-piece maki, three-piece sashimi, three-piece nigiri, salad and some miso soup every weekday via their Express Lunch menu. And your sad office sandwich lives to see another day.
Yet Another Excuse to Splurge on Some Vinyl
Part one: arrive bright and early to 606 Records in Pilsen for first dibs on exclusive releases and gratis Dark Matter Coffee. Part two: head across the street to Tack Room, where there'll be an all-day party full of vinyl tunes, live band performances and raffles for more gratis stuff. There are no more parts.
Throwback Jams and a Bloody Mary Bar in Lincoln Park
Because what your eggs Benedict has really been missing is a DJ playing throwback jams in the background, welcome to Old Grounds Social's weekend brunch. The new addition to the new Lincoln Park restaurant hits all the notes. Specifically, the beer bucket, breakfast burrito and Bloody Mary bar notes.
What Else Is New
The Most Ridiculous Items to Buy With Your Tax Refund Are...
... right here (and, yes, that is a picture of a flying car). Next up: let us all hail Jon Hamm, king of the celebrity cameo. And finally: here's an ode to the lost art of channel surfing, a lazy revolt against the everyday tyranny of entertainment options.