Pick up a little summer comfort, courtesy of Wishbone. (Courtesy of Wishbone )
National Catfish Month
Wishbone 1001 W. Washington Boulevard 312-850-2663
The Southern-style restaurant serves up three dishes: blackened catfish tacos served on corn tortillas with a side dish such as mashed sweet potatoes with pecans ($8.95) , a blackened catfish po' boy topped hot sauce or spicy remoulade ($8.95) or the blackened catfish dinner served with two sides, Yankee coleslaw and a corn muffin ($11.95). 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Bears Game Specials
Jimmy Green's 825 S. State St. 312-386-9000
Just like the Bears need their preseason games to get back into the groove of things, you need to prepare your party hat for football season. Practice with drink specials including Smirnoff vodka cocktails ($5), Patron Cafe XO shots ($5), Michelob Ultra ($3) and Stella Artois ($4), while watching the Bears take on the San Diego Chargers on dozens of monitors and a 135-inch screen.
(Free!) Party in the Park
The Plaza at Park Grill 11 N. Michigan Ave. 312-521-7275
Enjoy live music from colorful, hyperactive cover band The Partyhardigans in the shadow of "The Bean" sculpture. The energetic group performs in over-the-top costumes complete with props. 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. No outside chairs, blankets or food and drink are allowed.
Clark After Dark
420 N. Clark St. 312-822-4808
Support the troops at this military-themed block party benefiting 300,000 military members and their families throughout Illinois. Sixteen Candles, Liquidated Damages and Dr. Bombay perform while you kick back with service-themed games and activities. Food and drink for purchase includes pulled pork sandwiches and beef brisket from Bub City ($7), pizza from Pizano's ($5), Vienna Beef hot dogs ($4) and Miller High Life ($5). $10. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Tickets on-site or online: usoofillinois.org/clark-after-dark.
Argyle Night Market
Argyle Street at N. Broadway 773-878-1184
Pick up some local flavor on your commute home at this weekly market featuring food from area restaurants and vendors including Tank Noodle, Sun Wah BBQ, Phoenix Bean Tofu and Hai Yen. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Celebrate the release of Off Color Brewing's newest applewood-smoked wheat beer with a picnic at the brewery. Info: secretgardenparty.bpt.me
Kristen Kuchar is a RedEye special contributor.