1444 W Chicago Ave, btw Ashland and Noble; Ukrainian Village; 312.226.8828 Setting up shop in the former Sonotheque space, this outpost of the NY-based fleet of wild, multicolored watering holes mashes up an old timey beauty salon and a dance-heavy dive bar, and serves up specialty hair-themed cocktails like the Perm (Sailor Jerry rum, fresh lime, cranberry, orange) and the Platinum Blonde (Three Olives Vodka, Malibu, pineapple). Hit this Thursday's Vampire Weekend afterparty to soak it all in, plus vibe to the spinning prowess of bassist Chris Baio, who unlike his brother is only in charge of your Charleston.
Scope their beautiful home on the interwebs at BeautyBar.com
Below The Collar Spring Drop
The latest drop from Chi’s film-atic tee operation includes designs like a mostly black and white prowling Reservoir Dogs crew, Wayne Campbell's mug quoting his infamously creamy Chinese food order, and a headshot of Donnie Darko's famously unsettling Frank the Bunny, who would have turned out better had his father The Tank learned when to say "when".
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$1000 Shopping Spree
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131 N Clinton St, at Randolph; West Loop; 312.575.0306
Just opened in the Chicago French Market, Denver-based Pappardelle’s uses time honored Italian techniques to craft small batches of pasta, going so far as to low heat dry it for two days to "tease" out water; the 100+ varieties of glutenous goodness include unusual selections like Spanish saffron trenette, Tunisian harissa fettuccine, and dark chocolate linguine, though no white chocolate linguine, as Jason Williams just tastes like sweat.
Get your Italian on at FrenchMarketChicago.com
Select a font, color, and stain for your (optional) wooden frame, and this Minnesota-based artist'll whip up a custom typography-based painting showing all the stops on your preferred public transit line, minus the ones caused by notoriously absent signal clearance.
Get them cracking on your ode to the Red Line at Etsy.com
Vosges Bacon and Eggs
Just in time for Easter, the wildly inventive chocolatier has unveiled these 55% dark chocolate eggs filled with a soft, buttery caramel that's infused with bacon, a boon to all those whose pork lust can't be sated by holiday hams alone.
Inject more bacon into the Easter season at VosgesChocolate.com