Weekend Recommender: April 5–8
April 05, 2012 | by —Elle Eichinger | Homepage
Sebastien Grey Clothiers will tailor a spring/summer suit to your liking.
Cubs Opening Day
Thursday, April 5, 1:20 PM
Even with basketball and hockey seasons still in progress, spring is in the air and America’s pastime is back in town. The Cubs start off Chicago’s baseball season with opening day this Thursday, as Ryan Dempster pitches against the Washington Nationals. Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., 773-404-2827; chicago.cubs.mlb.com
Even if you're stuck at work for opening day, you can still get in on a sweet deal. Chicago-based Swirlz Cupcakes has created the Wood Family Foundation Cupcake, with 100% of the proceeds going toward Cubs player Kerry Wood’s charity. Get your first taste of the red velvet delight on April 5, but come back for more all month long. 705 W. Belden Ave., 773-404-2253; swirlzcupcakes.com
Storefront Company Serves Brunch
Starts Saturday, April 7, 10 AM–3 PM
Here’s a new reason to love month-old Storefront Company’s farm-to-table fare that will sit especially well with early risers—they’ll begin serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend. Highlights include the caramelized pear pancake (sweet) and the fried rice and eggs (savory). For drinks, don’t miss the duck duck duck cocktail made with Monkey Shoulder whisky. 1941 W. North Ave., 773-661-2609; thestorefrontcompany.com
Sebastien Grey Summer Suiting
Through April 30
This month, Sebastien Grey Clothiers is rolling out bolts of seersucker and linen to help you customize your perfect spring or summer suit to be worlds lighter and brighter than your drab winter version. What better time than the weekend to suit up? 70 W. Madison, 646-807-8487; sebastiengrey.com
We caught the hilarious Bob Odenkirk behind the scenes during his Michigan Avenue photo shoot.