Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Paul Kahan (left) and Donnie Madia are behind The Publican.
Two very high-profile places are set to open soon:
The 411 just dropped in my inbox about The Bristol debuting on Sept. 18 in Bucktown.
And The Publican—the long-awaited beer-focused lounge from the team behind avec, Blackbird, Violet Hour and Sonotheque—is arriving sometime next month in the Warehouse District.
I'm so there.
Sushi Samba (shown here) and Cat's Meow celebrate Brazil's independence today. (Photo: Sushi Samba)
Brazilian Independence Day actually fell on Sunday, but the celebrations continue!
Sushi Samba held a fabulous feast with live entertainment and samba dancers, and tonight the party carries on. Ginza Tropicallia jumps off every Wednesday with DJ Ed M, samba dancers and a band. Of course, you'll be able to chow down on Brazilian bites and sip specialty cocktails. 9pm-midnight. No cover.
And Cat's Meow hosts a neighborhood affair with Balada Brazil. This party includes live music by the Planeta Azul Trio (samba, funk, forro, Brazilian pop), samba dancers and DJ Sergio. Also, $3 Heinekens, $5 Caipirinha menu and $6 glasses of wine. 9pm-2am. No cover.
Other notable events happening today:
Maven and Hornitos Tequila transform Galleria Marchetti into the Garden of Agave. Deejays Flosstradamus, Million $ Mano, Patrycja Mikula and the "world's sexiest deejay" Colleen Shannon perform; comped tequila cocktails all night. 8pm-1am. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for free admission.
And Martini Park continues its weekly Martinis and the City "girls' night out" gig with a visit from Chicago's top men's-only salon. HALO [FOR MEN] will cater to female patrons, offering head reflexology, chair massages and other female-friendly services. Guests will also receive a gift card for their favorite guy. Comp appetizers and $7 specialty cocktails (Girls' Best Friend, Stiletto and BoTox). 6-8pm. No cover.