The Weekend Playbook: Throwing 100,000lbs of tomatoes and drinking at an outdoor arcade bar
Event of the WeekNot since the days of putting criminals in wooden stocks was fruit-throwing this fun. Get in the act at the Tomato Blast in Soldier Field, Saturday, noon-6p, with beer and live music as 100,000lbs of tomatoes are flung with reckless abandon. Get your tomato-tossing tickets here
Thursday, July 25thNacional 27 has half-priced ceviche and tapas, including BBQ lamb tacos, boniato-plantain empanadas, and chorizo fundido in honor of National Tequila Day, 5-7p. Feel free to do “the worm”
Friday, July 26thTreating it like the true Champagne of beers, RM now has Miller High Life bottle service, with $10 getting you a 40oz bottle of this golden elixir, 5p-2a. There’s also a new lineup of kegged cocktails
Saturday and Sunday, July 28thHeadquarter’s Beercade is setting up 35 arcade and pinball machines outside for Taste of Lincoln Avenue, noon-10p. They’re bringing their craft beer selection as well
A Local Lady We Love, and Where to Meet Her
Meet Sarah VonderHaar: bartender, musician, model, designer. Not only does she make a mean Ginger Blonde (the cocktail), but she can also handle woodworking, hiking, and making vases out of old whiskey bottles.
So, when she’s not playing acoustic guitar and singing like a meadowlark, where can you find her? Sarah’s been known to frequent Barrelhouse Flat, Big Star, RM Champagne Salon, Bar Deville, Map Room, and the Charleston.
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