To eat. Look. Dog. — Hot dog ice cream, Lollapalooza picks

Happy Thursday, Chicago.

Call it an ingenious addition to our city’s hot dog scene or an affront to Chicago dogs everywhere – no matter what you think of the Museum of Ice Cream’s exclusive hot dog flavored ice cream, you can’t. no denying it’s the talk of the town.

We’ve had hot dogs on our brains lately, with National Hot Dog Day last week and news of a legendary stand stretching across the North Side. And while the savory ice cream — scooped up in a rose-tinted bun and drizzled with mustard — might be a bridge too far for even the most ardent fan of coated meats (that’s the pickle to me), I have to say that I’m dying to try it.

Who knows when I’ll find the time, though, with a busy summer schedule that shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re headed to Lollapalooza this weekend (for what could be the last time in Chicago?), be sure to check out our review’s list of must-see acts and our roundup of shows after. -party and late night food. nearby.

If you’re one of those Chicagoans who avoid Lolla like the tanned plague, maybe this weekend’s Newberry Book Fair is more your speed. There are also countless immersive experiences to explore, a Baja seafood pop-up that left our food critic stunned, and reviews of the psychological thriller “Resurrection” and the freshly released Peacock series “The Resort.” presses.

Soak up while you can, Chicago – the new school year is already on the horizon! – and we’ll see you next week.

— Ariel Cheung, Food and Travel Editor

Tribune music critic Britt Julious sketched out the can’t-miss acts and best scenes for each day of Lollapalooza, which kicks off in Grant Park on Thursday.

With an extensive set of stages featuring artists like Tove Lo, Lil Baby, and Dua Lipa, plus a roster of Chicago artists including 100 Gecs, Lil Durk, Horsegirl, and Beach Bunny, you’ll need all the right stuff. possible help to navigate your way. through the party.

Chef Stephen Sandoval grew up in San Diego and made regular trips across the border, as his father owned a car wash in Tijuana. After graduating in cooking, he traveled the world cooking, but he always came back to Baja.

“I think it’s a really exciting time in Baja,” he told Tribune critic Nick Kindelsperger. “There is this passion and this creative freedom that the chefs have there.” He channels that passion into superb seafood dishes at Sueños – and our reviewer couldn’t get enough.

Recent pandemic-era thrillers — ranging from Elisabeth Moss’ “The Invisible Man” to “KIMI” have invested real, raw feeling in the Woman in Peril storyline. The latest, “Resurrection,” has another riveting performance, this time from Rebecca Hall, writes Tribune film critic Michael Phillips.

But there is still something missing from the film, he writes. Learn more in his full review.

Clint Bautz waited five years to move Lake Effect Brewing to an old fire station on the northwest side. Finally, he couldn’t wait any longer.

Bautz sat down with Tribune beer reporter Josh Noel to share plans for where one of Chicago’s smaller breweries will locate instead.

If Lucido’s Tacos had set up shop in its new Little Village storefront when Tribune reviewer Nick Kindelsperger was scouring town for the best tacos, it sure would have made the list, he writes.

So consider this a mini update to his list of Chicago’s best tacos — and learn more about what it took to find Lucido’s eternal home.

Maybe hot dog flavored ice cream isn’t your thing, and that’s okay! There’s still plenty to explore, not just at the Ice Cream Museum, but at a handful of intriguing new restaurants detailed by Tribune food critic Louisa Chu, from a Little Village churro shop to Cambodian fine dining at Rogers Park and a new Humboldt Park restaurant replacing Jeff & Judes.

And Chicago’s immersive experiences don’t stop at ice cream — the magic of Harry Potter descends on Water Tower plaza this fall, plus interactive art museums, Prince exhibits and a theatrical cocktail bar .

Hopefully, the mystery at the center of new Peacock series “The Resort” gives William Jackson Harper’s character less of a stomach ache than those who tormented his Chidi Anagonye in “The Good Place.”

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But reviewer Nina Metz says there’s more annoyances to this series than tummy issues — and she breaks it down in her full review.

Between sandwiches, scones and sweet pastries, afternoon tea is easy to love. So we’ve put together this list of the best places to have afternoon tea in Chicago, from lavish baking tours to tea brewing lessons.

For the members of the Chicago Gardens band, gone are the days of chasing label deals and financial gain. No, Gardens is interested in something much simpler: music for music’s sake, writes Tribune critic Britt Julious.

Now deep into its third decade, having been on “vacation” for two pandemic years, the sale is taking place this weekend.

It’s a literary feast, writes Rick Kogan of the Tribune. Inside the library, spread across a number of rooms, you’ll find around 40,000 used books, many of which can be purchased for as little as $3. Who could resist?

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