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 Square

By Sarah Freeman

Wednesday
Thursday
A New Spot for Sausage Gravy-Soaked Biscuits in North Center
ALL RISE

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
CIAO BELLA

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.

Friday
Sushi-San Finally Remembered That Lunch Is a Thing
RAW DEAL

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.

Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm, Sushi-San, 63 W Grand Ave, 312-828-0575

Saturday
Yet Another Excuse to Splurge on Some Vinyl
THE BEAT GOES ON

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.

Apr 21, 10am-8pm, 606 Records, 1808 S Allport St, 312-585-6106; 9:30am-5pm, Tack Room, 1807 S Allport St, 312-526-3851

Sunday
Throwback Jams and a Bloody Mary Bar in Lincoln Park
BLOODY GOOD

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

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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