The first week of April is upon us, which means Easter Sunday is here. Do you have your Easter brunch plans figured out? If not, stay tuned for our Easter Brunch Guide tomorrow on the site where we share all of the Easter brunch specials and our recommendations for the best places to brunch around town to enjoy the holiday in your Sunday best. Here is your calendar this week, Bitches.
For the very first time, Sable Kitchen & Bar will launch happy hour on March 26, Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Helmed by head bartender Mike Jones, the award-winning River North bar will shake and stir classic cocktails like old fashioneds, daiquiris and Moscow mules for $6 each. To wash it all down, Executive Chef Amber Lancaster will serve elevated bar bites reflective of her contemporary American cuisine with a European influence. Ranging from $4—$9, guests can select from sharables like deviled eggs Carbonara topped with pancetta, truffle popcorn tossed In fresh parmesan cheese and German pretzel bites with beer cheese dipping sauce. Stay tuned for brunch and bar reviews of Sable from the Bitches; in the meantime, for more information, click here.
Chicago’s hottest spot for boil-in-a-bag seafood, Low Country, raises a glass and a claw with new happy hour specials at both hotspots in Wrigleyville and the newly opened South Loop locations. During happy hour at the South Loop location, guests dig into $10 mussels and fries while sipping on half priced draft beers with the purchase of a food item. At the Wrigleyville location, guests who dine at the bar enjoy $10 mussels and fries with half priced beers and cocktails. Happy hour is from Monday-Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the South Loop location and on Tuesday-Sunday anytime before 7 p.m. For more information, click here.
The Live from the Lounge concert series at the Robey Chicago is the place to be on Wednesday’s. The lounge is located on the second floor of the Robey and aims to find the hottest, up-and-coming talent in the city. This Wednesday the Lounge will host acoustic guitarist Collin McGee. And the fun doesn’t stop with the music; the Lounge will be featuring unique cocktail creations to sip on while enjoying the tunes. Concerts begin every Wednesday at 6 p.m.. For more about the Robey, check out their site, here.
As foodie’s, we are happy to share this perfect event for you fellow foodies in Chicago. This Thursday we will be at Barrio celebrating the launch of Chicago food journalist and storyteller, Emily Belden’s debut novel, Hot Mess. The book gives readers a sneak peak at Chicago’s restaurant scene. She will be joined by “Top Chef” alum and executive chef of Barrio, Katsuji Tanabe who will share his own culinary stories and favorite dishes. Tickets are $30 and include cocktails, passed appetizers and a copy of Hot Mess. For more information and tickets, click here.
Ditch the cookbook and let Chef Moosah of Commons Club show your the ins & outs of his culinary creations. He’s an A+ teacher with global tastes and an insatiable love for mouthwatering food. Located on the 2nd floor of Virgin Hotels Chicago, this is where work and play intermingle, where cocktails embolden a palate-pleasing culinary menu, and where guests and locals meet and share stories. Through the lens of globally-inspired chef Moosah Reaume, Commons Club offers an eclectic menu with reinvented takes on contemporary American dishes. This hands-on cooking demo includes Chef’s three-course dinner, sake & cocktail of choice, plus, a branded apron and homemade chili sauce. Tickets are $85 a person; for more information, click here.
Equinox, The Bitches’ favorite gym in all three of our cities, is getting ready to launch its news music-driven cycling class called The Anthem on April 1st. We are stoked about this new music-fueled indoor ride where you can bike to the beat of Equinox’s hand-picked tracks in a sequence tailored to take you on a journey that’s as challenging as it is thrilling. We will be spending this Saturday sweating it out in their preview classes. To celebrate the launch they are hosting two special classes on Saturday at Underground, Chicago’s well-known exciting late night club in River North. Classes are at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.; bikes are limited so make sure to register here. For more information about Anthem at Equinox, click here.
Happy Easter to those who celebrate! We will be brunching hard, per usual. We will have our annual Easter Brunch Guide out soon, but in the meantime, these are the new brunches on our radar that we will be looking to check out this weekend! We are excited about the new Greek cafe and rooftop bar in West Town, Six06 Cafe Bar. Colectivo Coffee recently opened its second Chicago location in Logan Square. And the popular Near North Side breakfast spot Sunny Side Up recently opened a new location nearby in River North.