Where to eat on the Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is about going big: Heaping plates of food, extravagant fireworks displays, huge gatherings of family and friends. It's a day to indulge, relax, and celebrate everything Ameri-tastic. Is the fact that this year the holiday falls on a Wednesday going to put a damper on things? Heck no! This is America, son.
Chicago bars and restaurants are opening their doors on the eve of the Fourth (aka July 3rd) to offer drink and dinner specials. Epic restaurant is throwing a “Red, White & Blue” themed rooftop soiree with multi-colored drinks (we'll give you one guess which colors) and updated takes on classic grill fare. HUB 51 will offer specials of ribs and Miller High Life (because what’s more American than BBQ and cheap beer?); sister restaurant Paris Club will be serving late-night food until midnight. (HUB is also serving a brunch the next day.)
On the big day itself, Tavern on Rush will host its first ever Lobster Fest (actually, ToR is doing this on both July 3rd and 4th). The special features lobster, corn, potatoes, and cornbread complete with lobster bibs, dessert and adult libations. Also serving seafood on America day is Shaw’s Crab House, which will be shucking half-priced oysters all day. Oak Street Beach Food & Drink will offer an afternoon BBQ special, and the Wet Deck of the W Lakeshore will break out the grill, too. The selling point of those last two places: A unique vantage point for fireworks. America!