Monday, June 2, 2008
Newlyweds Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz.
The 411 is finally trickling in on that new venture from Fall Out Boy star Pete Wentz, who's teamed up with nightlife kingpins Matt Eisler (Empire Liquors) and Stephen Westman (Lakeview Broadcasting Co.) as well as Lyle Aker and Patrick Poncher (Five Star Bar & Grill) for the Chicago outpost of Angels & Kings.
It's done pretty well since opening in New York in 2007, so look for Angels & Kings to be a hit when it arrives in River North this summer.
. . . to the streets tonight:
Get your liquid lunch on as David Burke's Primehouse brings back the 777 Wine Lunch, a semi-annual celebration benefiting Common Threads all week long. $7 gets you seven samples of different wines to complement your meal. Today it's chardonnay, Tuesday (cabernet sauvignon), Wednesday (summer), Thursday (New Old World) and Friday (South America).
Enoteca Roma's hidden outdoor garden is ideal for a romantic night out or if you're looking to escape the fray of the downtown bars. Every Monday, they offer select bottles of vino for $20 with dinner.
There's still a few spaces left for the beer class at Lush Wine and Spirits tonight. Guests will get the 411 on all things hoppy, malty and fermented. And if that sounds good to you, wait until you get to the tastings. They'll be pairing Belgian ales with bites. 7:30-9pm. $30.
And the annual Burgerfest at Rockit Bar & Grill kicks off today through Saturday. They've created a different yummy burger each day, beginning with a tangy Tuna Burger topped with wasabi mayo and paired with sweet potato fries. Other highlights this week include Wednesday's Duck a la Orange Burger that come with duck fat fries (!!!), Saturday's all-natural beef burger with heirloom tomatoes and fingerling potatoes and Sunday's Benedict Burger with poached egg, red onion brioche and bearnaise sauce. And don't forget to pair those with liquor-infused rootbeer floats and milkshakes.