Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

  • Sunday noodles at Yusho
Sunday noodles at Yusho (Yusho )
May 29, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

New Patio Brunch

Pizzeria da Nella 1443 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-281-6600

Step into the garden—which features lemon trees, flowers and 100 seats—for chef Nella Grassano's Colazione (white pizza with eggs, speck, parmesan and fresh mozzarella; $13.99); Carozza (Italian-style stuffed French toast; $9.99); create-your-own Fritatta Napoletana with three ingredients, roasted potatoes and crostini ($10.99); and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Sunday Noodles

Yusho 2853 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-904-8558

Mix and match your way to a meal featuring five noodle options such as Logan Poser ramen (crispy pig's tail, hen eggs, nori, cucumber) or soba (chicken drummettes, scallion, chickpea mayonnaise, burdock, watercress) plus your choice of hibiscus, Thai basil, tamarind or sancho-pepper-crunch soft-serve and a kegged cocktail or house-made soda. Noon-8 p.m. Sunday. $20.

DRINK

Singles Yappy Hour

Sidetrack 3349 N. Halsted St. 773-477-9189

Kick off Pride month—and show your puppy pride, too—as you mingle with other dog-loving singles on the patio at this Paradise 4 Paws-sponsored fundraiser for Chicago House, which supports people with HIV/AIDS. Festivities include light brunch, a drink ticket, raffle entry, Chicago Canine Rescue adoptable dogs, a swag bag and a special menu for your pooch. Noon-3 p.m. Sunday. $20 donation.

Kegs for Kidneys

Fischman Liquors & Tavern 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-545-0123

Sample 55 classic and rare craft beers from 45 breweries at this fundraiser, which also features food trucks including Wagyu Wagon and Chubby Wieners, live music by Soulio under the parking lot tent, a souvenir tasting glass and take-home beer guide. Proceeds send a child to Kidney Camp and remaining funds are donated to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. 6-10 p.m. Friday. $40-$45. Tickets: fischmanliquors.com.

BYOB Sunday

Two 1132 W. Grand Ave. 312-624-8363

The River West restaurant waives its corkage fee and welcomes you in with your own wine—or spirits, 40-ounce, whatever—to can sip with shareable plates such as the signature duck egg pasta with duck confit, duck skin cracklings, scallions and Wisconsin parmesan ($14). 5-10 p.m. Sunday.

DO

Wanderlust Yoga in the City (Free!)

Butler Field at Grant Park 400 E. Monroe St.

Hit the mats for your choice of three 60-minute yoga classes at this afternoon urban escape mini-festival that also features music performances, culinary demos, healthy snack and drink samples, tips on nutrition, fitness and beauty and Health magazine giveaways. 1-6 p.m. Sunday. RSVP: wanderlustfestival.com.

"Dates from Hell"

Redtwist Theatre 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. 773-728-7529

The Edgewater storefront company unveils its Dark Red late-night series with the first play in a "Luv Cycle" set by new resident playwright Scott Woldman in which six cast members take you on a roller coaster ride through vignettes featuring myriad ways that simple first dates can go horribly awry. 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Through July 6. $15. Tickets: redtwist.org.

Chicago Flea Mkt

A.N. Pritzker School 2009 W. Schiller St.

Get your Sunday browsing fix at this open air market featuring clothing, accessories, art, food, and vintage collections from 60 local artisans and shops including Alapash Terrariums, Greenola Style, Round Two Resale, Rare Bird Preserves and award-winning hat designer Tonya Gross. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. No cover. Details: chicagofleamkt.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Get the lowdown on this weekend's street festivals at redeyechicago.com/fests.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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