Clark St. Dog

Is that a hot dog topped with mac 'n' cheese? Yes it is. (Courtesy of Clark St. Dog / July 11, 2014)


Mac Daddy

Clark Street Dog 3040 N. Clark St. 773-281-6690

Get ready for the dog days of summer with the winning customer entry in the Lakeview spot's National Hot Dog Month contest—a Vienna beef hot dog covered in homemade mac 'n' cheese. 9 a.m.-3 a.m. Through July 31. $4.29.


Bastille Day

RM Champagne Salon 116 N. Green St. 312-243-1199

Say "oui" to $8 glasses of bubbly and $1 oysters on the European-style sidewalk patio. Finish the meal with mignardises (bite-sized pastries) if you're celebrating. 5 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

Patio Cocktails

East Room 2828 W. Medill Ave. 773-276-9603

Kick back outdoors under the "L" tracks on the 170-seat, street-style patio featuring a 1985 Airstream trailer and a large-scale PBR mural curated and art-directed by Pawn Works Chicago and local artist Mr. Thor. Refresh yourself with drinks including the Frank Ocean—a twist on a sazerac made with single-malt whiskey—which comes with a shot of Herbsaint for $12. 6-11 p.m. No cover.


Son of 70MM Film Festival

Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave. 773-871-6604

See 10 films in the format their creators intended—which provides excellent depth and visual clarity—including David Lean's 1962 "Lawrence of Arabia." The fest continues through July 24 with such films as Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo," Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and more. 7 p.m. $12; $70 for multifilm pass.

(Free!) Downtown Sound

Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. 312-742-1168

Travel halfway across the globe while you chill on the lawn as Mauritanian griot music star Noura Mint Seymali blends Arab and sub-Saharan African culture in a world music performance. Reggae band Heavyweight Dub—fronted by Chicago drummer and jazz bandleader Ted Sirota—opens the show. 6:30 p.m. More:


Looking for more Bastille Day fun? Head to Daley Plaza at 5 p.m. for live French music, dancing, food, drinks, games and prizes.