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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 CourseBy Pearl Plotkin
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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Who Is 'Dad'?
Exploring the man (or myth) behind "dad rock," "dad bod," "dad jeans" and other "dad" things. Also: we thought you might like to know what the best July vacation spots are. And Dave Franco has some extremely minimalist wallets for you. Yes, that Dave Franco.