Here’s an AM to PM guide of Old Town To-Do’s.
Wake up with the ultimate breakfast trio.
Doodle’s serves up doughnuts, bacon and coffee. What else does one need to take on the world? Or at least this rich Chicago neighborhood. Start your tour at 1419 N Wells St with a selection of round sweets (gluten free blueberry lemon, double chocolate cake, or old fashioned caramel crunch to name a few) and either smoky, candied or honey sriracha strips. Feeling inspired? Order the doodle doughnut! This “soon-to-be-famous” cream-filled bismark is ready for designing and eating. Receive a piping bag, and release your inner pastry chef. Wash down with Chicago coffee favorite – Metropolis. Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 7AM-9PM and Friday through Saturday from 7AM-12AM.
Spend the afternoon among mediums.
This Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-6PM, you can encounter a sweeping exhibition of drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, metal, ceramics and more. America’s #1 Art Fair is back for its 67th showing. This year, Old Town Art Fair features 250 artists, 50 urban gardens, local musicians, children’s crafts, and of course, food, in case Doodle’s didn’t sustain you. Head to Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street for the works.
Take a pampering break.
Float into Arch Apothecary to transform your look from doughnut smuggling/art appreciating to nighttime luxury. Dip into beauty, blowout and brow services plus other fragrant goodies for sale at 1359 N Wells St. Call 312.291.9750 or book online!
Dine or dash.
Whether you’re rushing to grab a bite and beer before a show or dive into an unhurried meal, SteakBar can accommodate with class to spare. The moody blend of contemporary edge and old school glamor is reflected in the space and menu. Score some big steak and fish, hearty sandwiches plus a medley of cocktails, brews and wine. 1500 N Wells St, 773.966.0404.
Photo: Chicago Eater
Behold unexpected harmony.
The Art of Falling, which showcases both Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City, is back for another run. The Old Town-bred troupe travels (and so must you) to Harris Theater at 205 E Randolph St for a reprise. Catch the spectacle Thursday at 6PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 3 and 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets range from $30-$99.
Photo: Todd Rosenberg