"Morning Assembly" cocktail at The Dawson

Eat This Town: Chicago

By Nicole Bruce

Free cold brew for Dad at Caffè Umbria
For a Father's Day pick-me-up, swing by Caffè Umbria for Italian-style java and pastries. Both locations, in Logan Square and River North, are treating dads to a complimentary small cold brew coffee (limit one per dad).
Neighborhood: Logan Square MAP and River North MAP

Summer camp–inspired cocktails and food at The Dawson
Flash back to the simpler times of being a kid at summer camp every Sunday at Camp Dawson, kicking off Sunday, June 3. Chicagoans can enjoy campfire-inspired activities for grownups, like live music and monthly cocktail-making classes ($20 per person) on the patio. Nosh on classic camp fare like grilled cheese, BBQ chicken sliders, and s’mores with boozy marshmallows and chocolate, and sip on bottled "bug juice" and frozen vodka watermelon cocktails.
Neighborhood: River West MAP

Negroni at Sable Kitchen and Bar (photo: Michelle Banovic)

Negroni Week Specials for a Good Cause at Sable Kitchen & Bar
Sable Kitchen & Bar is shaking up Negroni cocktails for a good cause from June 4 through 10. Head Bartender Mike Jones has created a menu of gin, rum, and whiskey iterations that range from $12 to $15, and $1 of every cocktail sold will be donated to No Kid Hungry. Choose the iconic Italian cocktail lineup: Negroni with Beefeater gin, Carpano Antica, Campari, and orange peel; Angelical with Bulldog gin, Salers Aperitif, Dolin Dry, Bitter Truth grapefruit bitters, and lemon peel; Misterioso with Wild Turkey 101, Cynar, Punt e Mes, Averna, Regan’s Orange Bitters, orange peel; or Caspartine with Appleton 12 Rum, Meletti, Aperol, and lemon pigtail.
Neighborhood: River North MAP

Free mini donuts on National Donut Day at The Dapper Doughnut
On National Donut Day, score free sugar-dusted donuts from Chicago’s favorite mini donut makers, The Dapper Doughnut (formerly Beavers Coffee + Donuts). Stop by the Chicago French Market location, or be on the lookout for the original Beavers Coffee + Donuts trucks (there are five in all) to pick up your free mini treats on Friday, June 1. And don’t forget to try the Bananas Foster donut, a new recipe for the month of June.
Neighborhood: West Loop MAP

Loaded Fries at Optima (photo: Edward Boe)

Grand Opening Celebration and Happy Hour Deals at The Optima
A new vintage-glam hotspot for live music and rock and roll–inspired cocktails, The Optima is celebrating its opening in style on Friday, June 1. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the festivities will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and craft beer tastings, specialty cocktails and wine, and open access to the second-floor live music venue, where an impressive lineup of live vocalists and DJs are slated to entertain until 2:30 a.m. The venue will also offer a regular weeknight happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m.—$3 off craft beer and wine; $3 off shareable snacks—plus themed music nights like Bourbon & Boots country night and Taco & Tequila Time Warp with throwback jams.
Neighborhood: Old Town MAP

Friday Night Pizza Havens at Sauce and Bread Kitchen
SBK's popular Friday Night Pizza Havens have blossomed from monthly events to a weekly series of pizza for a good cause. On Friday nights in June, you'll have the chance to feast on leafy green salad, family-style pizza slices, and dessert for just $20—and 100 percent of the profits will go toward the Marjorie Kovler Center, an organization that helps transform the lives of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sanctioned torture.
Neighborhood: Edgewater MAP

Commonwealth Tavern

Father's Day U.S. Open viewing party brunch at Commonwealth Tavern
On Sunday, June 17, treat your golf-loving dad to Father's Day brunch at Commonwealth Tavern, where they'll be broadcasting the final day of the 2018 U.S. Open. Diners at this family friendly spot can keep their eyes on the course while enjoying brunch until 2 p.m. Dive into a $3 Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar and a $6 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, and feast on $3 to $14 brunch items like the Brunch Schnitzel with smoked potatoes, herb aïoli, and a fried egg, or Belgian-style waffles with fresh strawberries or bananas and whipped cream.
Neighborhood: Roscoe Village MAP

Comedy Night on Father's Day at aliveOne
This Father's Day, Chicagoans can treat Dad to drink specials and a free night of comedy in aliveOne's backroom. Take a crack at the stage yourself during the Living Room Sessions, a weekly comedy open mic for amateur comedians and dad jokes, from 6 to 9 p.m. Then, Dead Comedy kicks off at 9 p.m. with a two-hour stand up showcasing some of the city's best comics. Sunday specials include free pool, half-off everything happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., and all-night specials like $4 bartender's choice beer and $7 bloody marys and sidecars.
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park MAP

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