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Things to do for September 03, 2009
Free Jay-Z, Endless Brunch, $5 Truffles
The weekend has cast you as the hero.
Splurge on your pre–Labor Day white at this Lincoln Park retreat for the serious foodie—they're expecting a shipment of luxurious white truffles and (for a small fee) will shave it directly onto foie hamburgers, butter-poached lobster, truffle mac 'n' cheese or anything else you want. (Well, almost anything else you want.)
The Wrigleyville smokehouse makes weekend barbecue plans easier with this four-person feast: two entire baby backs, heaps of potato salad, mounds of coleslaw, tons of baked beans, four slices of cornbread and one whole smoked chicken…but the post-meal nap is your responsibility.
While you bask in the afternoon sun on this last Saturday of summer with a carafe of hearty vino at your side, Quartino wants to make sure you have some sustenance. They will be offering half-off their signature margherita pizza from their stone oven. We know you hate to drink alone.
New brunches are always worth investigating. But when they include an all-you-can-eat assortment of everything from buffalo wings and sloppy Joes to biscuits and gravy and ham-and-cheese eggs, as they do at this week-old urban honky-tonk, plan on performing extensive field research.
Next week, Oprah closes Michigan Avenue until Tuesday for a free show. Jay-Z happens to also be throwing a free concert that night. These are our kind of moguls. The Jay-Z tickets have been gone for weeks, but we saved you a couple pairs. Sorry—you're on your own for Her Royal O-ness.