Weekly Planner: Parson's Block Party, National Steakhouse Month, The Purple Pig Breakfast and More
Parson’s Block Party
One of the can’t-miss events of the summer, and a surefire harbinger of warmer temps to come, Parson’s annual block party is back June 3. The community block party serves to celebrate the official onset of patio season, with a festive shindig from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Along with music from DJs Dave and Mama Mata and DJ Dan Maloney, the restaurant and bar will have lots of food and boozy slushies, plus Modelo, a surprise live band, games and more. As a suggested donation, Parson’s will be collecting school supplies for Association house, and a portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Admission is free and attendees can RSVP via Parson’s Facebook page if they please.
National Steakhouse Month Specials at Michael Jordan’s Steak House
June marks National Steakhouse Month, and Michael Jordan’s Steak House is celebrating in style with a slew of meaty specials all month long. Courtesy of chef Craig Couper, the lineup consists of a variety of rare and desirable cuts, like a 20-oz. Linz Heritage Angus 30-day dry-aged bone-in strip steak for $59; a 36-oz. Slagel Farms long bone 45-day dry-aged steak for $89, and 7X Ranch American Wagyu New York Strip for $75. For those feeling particularly opulent, there’s also a “chef’s beef tasting,” which includes a series of five 4-oz. cuts for $110. All specials are available during dinner through the end of June.
South African Wine Tasting at III Forks Prime Steakhouse
In other steakhouse news this week, III Forks Prime Steakhouse is back once again with its crowd-pleasing wine tasting series. This time, the focus is on South African wines, which take the spotlight for a savorous event from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on June 7. For $20 per person, attendees get to learn about and savor a lineup of six different South African wines, paired with a medley of hors d’oeuvres. After guests sample each wine, they can vote on their favorite to be featured on the menu for the month. Reservations can be made by calling III Forks.
Rosé Happy Hour at Bad Hunter
You know summer is officially in the offing when rosé happy hours start to show up. Indeed, the new happy hour offerings at the West Loop’s red-hot Bad Hunter focus on the rosy stuff. In addition to a new lunch wine program, which is a special menu of $9 wines by the glass available during weekday lunch, the restaurant has rolled out a Monday exclusive focused on rosé. Available from noon until 2:00 p.m., the incredible bargain offers $2 glasses of Viña Zorzal Rosé.
Breakfast at The Purple Pig
One of the hottest and most popular restaurants on the Magnificent Mile just added breakfast to its repertoire, which means there’s now even more reason to queue up outside The Purple Pig. Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., the restaurant’s offering a breakfast counter featuring piadinas with sausages, bacon and rotating accompaniments. There’s also bagels with smoked salmon, fried smashed potatoes, pastries and more. The cream of the crop is the breakfast sandwich made with an English muffin, foie gras, truffle sausage, egg and membrillo.