CATCH ME OUTSIDE
After this unseasonably cold spring, you’ve earned some patio time. The Winchester will oblige with its new Patio Series, which gives guest chefs control of the al fresco menu. On Thursday, Kimski’s Won Kim throws down spiced pork chops with scallion gremolata and the like. Plus Brooklyn Beer specials. Patio party complete.
You could start the day with coffee, or you could start the day with foie gras in an English muffin with egg and truffled sausage. And coffee. This week, the Purple Pig—that Michigan Avenue wine bar that’s always crowded—introduced a Spanish-inspired breakfast that highly encourages the latter. We trust you’ll agree.
To fill a tortilla with slow-braised carnitas or with deep-fried cheese? Such agonizing decisions are the premise of River North’s newest margarita-on-draft-and-sidewalk-patio-having spot that specializes in DIY tacos and burritos. Good luck out there.
OH MOTHER, WHERE ART THOU
In case you forgot, Mother’s Day is Sunday. To wit, Renegade Craft Fair’s Pilsen pop-up will be loaded with 150 vendors ready to ply you with screen-printed greeting cards, booze-scented soaps and vegetable bouquets. Since your mom probably specifically asked for all of those things.
And she’ll be happy to hear that Two’s brunch has returned, complete with Sockeye salmon, ramp cream cheese-topped bagels and hot chicken and waffles. Mostly if you take her there.