THE FALL GUY
It’s out with the old and in with the new at made-in-America handsomeness purveyor Independence. You’re reaping the benefits in the form of 30% off things like Levi’s Vintage denim and Norse Projects jackets. Looks like fall shopping starts right about… now.
Whether you’re catching a movie in the park or a concert at Ravinia, these experiences are a bit more enjoyable with a can of wine in hand. Related: Revival is now packing customizable picnic baskets with Antique Taco guac and Danke charcuterie. And wine. Don’t forget the wine.
You’ve heard of Christmas in July. But what about Fat Tuesday in August? It’s a thing, according to the good people at Heaven on Seven, who are throwing a Halfway to Mardi Gras party complete with all the BBQ shrimp po’ boys and Hurricanes you’d expect of such an affair. Preparation breeds success.
HAIR OF THE DOG
You’ve sipped your fair share of brown spirits on Division Street. So here’s a place called Bourbon where you can finally do it properly. It’s a new two-story spot where pairing Old Forester-spiked coffee with spicy pecan fried chicken and corn waffles is not only allowed, but encouraged. If they insist.
The Hot Dog Fest is back in Lincoln Park. That means three days of live music and a dozen different dog-slingers putting forth their interpretation of the Chicago signature for your scrutiny. And we’re scrutinizing…