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  • The gourmet pop-up ice cream shop returns Friday to David Burke's Primehouse in River North.
The gourmet pop-up ice cream shop returns Friday to David Burke's… (David Burke's Primehouse )
July 03, 2013|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Pop-Up Ice Cream Shop

David Burke's Primehouse 616 N. Rush St. 312-660-6000

Pastry chef Jove T. Hubbard reopens his seasonal pop-up shop in Primehouse Bar every Friday in July with a rotating selection of $5 treats and cones. The debut choices are Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (vanilla ice cream, strawberry sorbet, pie pieces) and Grasshopper (creme de menthe and chocolate ice creams with dark chocolate chunks). 3-5 p.m. Friday.

(Free!) Public Hotel Ice Trike

Chicago Lakefront near Oak Street Beach

Refreshment goes glam with complimentary handcrafted non-alcoholic snow cones from the Pump Room served from the roving tricycle in such flavors as passionfruit-chili, cherry-yuzu, ginger margarita and raspberry-lychee bellini. Keep an eye out: A few contain "golden tickets" good for $15 worth of food from the Public Hotel's restaurants. 1-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

$5 Sunday Brunch

Polanco 2451 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-9898

Stop in to this Mexican restaurant named after a Mexico City neighborhood before or after the Logan Square Farmers' Market for nine $5 selections such as the Poblano Benedict with chorizo, black beans and roasted potatoes. Seven additional choices priced from $10-$12 include options such as carnitas enchiladas with creamy poblano sauce. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

DRINK

Mimosa Brunch

The Monarch 1745 W. North Ave. 773-252-6053

Ascend the brunch throne—or at least a chair at your patio table—with bubbly and juice as you nosh on brunch options from chef Michael DeStefano including a sweet spiced pretzel with raisin cream cheese ($7), a fried green tomato sandwich with jalapeno cream cheese ($12) and duck confit chilaquiles ($14). 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Sunday Specials

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

Wind down your holiday weekend at the so-old-school-it's-cool Jefferson Park slashie (half liquor store, half bar) with $2 domestic and $3 imported bottles (regularly $4-$5). On your way out, pick up some reserves—to keep the weekend going on Monday, perhaps?. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.

DO

Under the Bridge

Rock Scarz Magazine and Under the Bridge Studios 10052 S. Ewing Ave. 773-655-8160

Head to this 10th Ward gallery for an all-ages art and outdoor live music show with sets by local acts The Party Foul, Salute the Chief, Deceived in Numbers, Free Ajents and An Accident From Outerspace, plus food for purchase and visual art by Katarina Otero, Matt Shapeless Rodriguez, Jaybird, Bill Whitmire, Aaron Cortez, Mark and Matt Narens of Simply Wicked Art, Roman De Lion and more. 4-10 p.m. Saturday. $5 suggested donation.

(Free!) Stent-Sel: Stencil Art Group Show

Vertical Gallery 1016 N. Western Ave. 773-697-3846

Meet at the intersection of urban street art and pop culture illustration for this exhibition of works by Chicagoans Left Handed Wave, David Soukup and Epyon5 and That Stencil Guy from Lexington, Ky.—all of whom attend the opening—plus Aiko and John Fekner (New York), Jef Aerosol (Paris), XOOOOX (Berlin), Zeus (London), Fake (Amsterdam), F63 (Vancouver), Rene Gagnon (Massachusetts) and Jeremy Novy (San Francisco). 6-10 p.m. Saturday.

Chicago Flea Mkt

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

Park your ride with the Heritage Bicycles bike valet, kick-start your day with Glazed and Infused doughnuts and espresso, Naked Juice and bites from food trucks Curried, Babycakes, Bridgeport Pasty, Toasty Cheese and The Fat Shallot and browse wares from 60 artisan vendors including Megan Lee Designs, Greenola Style, Alapash Terrariums, Senteamental, Wildfire Honey and others. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. No cover. Vendor list: chicagofleamkt.com.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Looking for a new job? "Blue Man Group" holds an open casting call from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted St.): blueman.com/casting.

Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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