Never weekend on an empty stomach.
See that burger to your left? Yeah, that one. It’s a Monte Cristo burger with prosciutto, gruyère fondue and a vanilla-custard-soaked, deep-fried bun. Oh, and it’s available right this moment at the just-opened West Loop location of Umami Burger. You’re so very welcome.
IT’S A PAD, PAD, PAD, PAD WORLD
You could always use another BYOB place where they throw a bunch of spicy Cajun seafood in a bag for your and your friend’s unabashed feasting pleasure. Especially when that place also has garlic noodles, fried calamari and cookies-and-cream popsicles. Such is the case with the Crab Pad. Hence, these words.
DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER
This weekend, Timbuk2 is taking up to 70% off their particularly dapper messengers, totes and backpacks. So apologize to your old bag. Tell the thing it’s done a good job holding your stuff. That it’s not it, it’s you. Or do literally nothing because bags don’t have feelings.
LIKE A VIRGIN
Two Lollapalooza-related shows/parties are happening at the Virgin Hotel’s rooftop bar on Sunday. So…
If you’re not going to Lolla: You can dance to Questlove DJing in the afternoon.
If you are going to Lolla: You can catch Haim’s DJ set at night.
If you’d rather stay home: Maybe don’t?
COAST IS CLEAR
Left Coast Food + Juice is now the only restaurant to sell world-champion bartender Charles Joly’s line of bottled cocktails. That’s why, this Sunday, they’ll host Joly himself, a DJ and you on their patio, along with gratis samples of the good stuff. Also, plenty of juice. That stuff’s good, too.