Things to do for June 13, 2018

A Beach Party, a New Taqueria and a Grilling Class With the Old Man

Oh, and a Bunch of Fútbol on a Rooftop, of Course

By Pearl Plotkin

Wednesday
Thursday
Tequila and Fruity Pebbles-Topped Churros in West Town
NOT ALL CHURROS WEAR CAPES

Tequila and Fruity Pebbles-Topped Churros in West Town

If you're looking for a new al fresco spot for sipping tequila and eating Mexican street food and churros topped with Fruity Pebbles and Pop Rocks, here it is: The Gringo. It just opened in West Town and it behooves you to be there immediately. If only to find out what Pop Rocks churros taste like.

Now open, The Gringo, 1202 W Grand Ave, 312-265-1655

Friday
It's a Beach Party, and You're Invited
SHORE THING

It's a Beach Party, and You're Invited

North Avenue Beach's Shore Club is hosting a Boozy Beach Party Friday night to get you into the weekend mood. Enjoy a three-hour drink package, sweeping lakefront views, beach games, music, everything. Remember January?

Saturday
Sangria on a Roof With Some Soccer, Please
CUP AND AWAY

Sangria on a Roof With Some Soccer, Please

Tanta is transforming their rooftop terrace into Chicago's World Cup Watch Zone. That means all of the Peru and South American matches will be on while you feast on Peruvian street food like cebiches and empanadas and sip palomas and caipirinhas. Passion for soccer not required.

Sunday
Burgers and an Old Fashioned Bar for Dear Old Dad
DOWN BY THE RIVER

Burgers and an Old Fashioned Bar for Dear Old Dad

River Roast is having a Father's Day cookout on, you guessed it, the river. Bring the fam for some burgers and beer can chicken, then let dad go nuts with the Old Fashioned bar featuring a variety of bourbons, whiskeys and ryes. There'll be live blues, too. You know, dad things.

Just You, Your Dad and a Grill. And a Professional Chef.
FIRE DRILL

Just You, Your Dad and a Grill. And a Professional Chef.

Or, to go along with the timeless notion that dads like to grill, bring the old man to a Father's Day, chef-led grill class at the Fairmont Chicago's Columbus Tap. Then create dishes like Red Snapper Tikin Xic a la Pescadero Tacos. Which will make much more sense when you're eating them.

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Pearl Plotkin is often mistaken for an 89-year-old bubbie. Her favorite things include writing, doodling, live music and finding faces in inanimate objects. Not necessarily in that order.

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