Ice Cream on a Roof, Pork Belly at the Cubs Game and Picnics Everywhere

Ice Cream on a Roof, Pork Belly at the Cubs Game and Picnics Everywhere

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Ice Cream on a Roof, Pork Belly at the Cubs Game and Picnics Everywhere

Yep, That Kind of Weekend

By Pearl Plotkin
Wednesday
Thursday
Meet Your New Gold Coast Gin-and-Oyster Connection

SHELL OF THE BALL

Meet Your New Gold Coast Gin-and-Oyster Connection

Juniper Spirits & Oysters is a new Gold Coast boîte in the recently opened Claridge House hotel serving seafood-centric deliciousness like their Chicago-style oyster roll and smoked trout flatbread alongside cocktails named for famous Chicagoans. Which is just a long way of saying… good place.

Friday
Let's All Go Eat Some Charcuterie on the Grass

BASKET CASE

Let’s All Go Eat Some Charcuterie on the Grass

Picnics in the park are magical. Unless you have to pack your own picnic. Enter Fairmont Chicago and their chef-made Picnic Package complete with wine, charcuterie, baguettes and more. You can even get one with Champagne and tea sandwiches if you’re fancy like that.

Saturday
DIY Ice Cream Sundaes on a Roof

SUNDAE FUNDAE

DIY Ice Cream Sundaes on a Roof

Good news. You’re going to the tri-level rooftop of LondonHouse Chicago to eat a bunch of ice cream sundaes. Better news: you’ll be creating your own with flavors like Tahitian vanilla frozen yogurt, double fudge caramel brownies, mint sprinkles and/or green tea whipped cream. And. Definitely and.

Wrigley Field, Meet Stephanie Izard

OFF TO SEE THE IZARD

Wrigley Field, Meet Stephanie Izard

If you usually go to Cubs games for the hot dogs and nuts, stop that. Stop it right now. Because this weekend’s offering of the Wrigley Field Chef Series involves Stephanie Izard’s menu of game-day delights like pork tacos, waffle fries with crispy pork belly and creole chicken sandwiches. Seriously, stop it.

Sunday
There's Even Steak in Your Bloody Marys

BLOODY GOOD TIME

There’s Even Steak in Your Bloody Marys

With Sunday comes brunch. With this Sunday comes brunch at Prime & Provisions, because that’s a thing now. French toast. Chef-attended carving stations with prime rib and maple glazed ham on the bone. A fully loaded raw bar with oysters and crab. Brunchy cocktails. All there. Hey, perhaps you should be, too.

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Pearl Plotkin

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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