Since we only get three months of nice weather a year if we’re lucky (fingers crossed), soak up the sun as much as you can while it lasts. Chicago has some awesome summer rooftops and outdoor dining that make the season that much sweeter.
Your Best Bet: The Terrace at the Trump. The outdoor patio features some of the city’s best views and greatest bubbly from around the world. With snackitizers by Executive Chef Frank Brunacci, enjoy the skyline in style. After all, rosé is the new black.
The Trump International Hotel and Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago.
Blackhawks Fever, Baby
Call it a bandwagon, call it infectious enthusiasm, either way when a Chicago sports team does well, the whole city gets behind it. Including Mayor Daley, who apparently thinks he’s helping the economy by wagering our fine food establishments to rival city officials.
Sex and the City Celebrations
The fab foursome is back on the big screen and girls across the country are whipping out their Manolos and sipping cosmos in anticipation of Sex and the City 2. That’s one way to keep you inside on Memorial Day weekend.
My pick: Martini Park. You know with a name like that their cocktails are to die for. Honestly though, their mojitos blow the martinis out of the water. You’ll thank me later.
Martini Park, 151 W. Erie, Chicago.
Lost Finale Parties
After six mind boggling seasons, my favorite show and yours is coming to an epic end this Sunday. Plenty of local establishments are hosting viewing parties, aiming to capitalize as you attempt to drown your sorrows with a cocktail. What are you going to do on Tuesday nights now?
Watch it At: Cityscape Bar. For once it’s okay to be seen with an island-inspired drinky drink.
Cityscape Bar, 350 W Mart Center Dr. Chicago.