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Time In Couchbound No. #07 | Tuesday 26 May 2020 | Issue No. |#2575
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delivery guide
If you’re anything like us, you’ve officially hit your limit on home-chef experiments like baking sourdough and whipping up coffee foam. Allow us to help with our newly updated takeout and delivery guide, featuring 60 delicious options that could be ferried to your door tonight—including handmade pasta, stacked burgers, juicy carnitas and Michelin-starred meal kits. Not that you needed an excuse to order in tonight…
What to stream this week
Thursday Lincoln Park Zoo
Go behind the scenes at the Lincoln Park Zoo for a virtual happy hour with Steve Ross, the institution’s primate expert and resident beer nerd, hosted at 5:30pm and fetching a $15 fee.
The best of the rest:

Tonight You’ve seen Dr. Allison Arwady at Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s press conferences. Now, the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health sits down with the women behind The Girl Talk, Hideout’s monthly series that goes virtual on Twitch tonight at 7pm.

Saturday Tune into FitzGerald’s free Stay-at-Home concert series at 4pm, when singer-songwriter Ryan Joseph Anderson performs a live, social-distanced show from a secret location in Berwyn or Oak Park.

Sunday Top off your weekend with the Auditorium Theatre’s The People’s Performance, airing at 6pm and showcasing talent from around the state, including singers, actors, dancers and comedians.

As the temperature creeps up this week, we’ve got one thing on our minds: ice cream. You don’t have to limit yourself to the half-eaten, frost-covered pint in your freezer, either. Some of the best ice cream shops in Chicago are offering takeout and delivery so that you can get your licks on the go. (Psst! Want more? Browse the full list.)
Original Rainbow Cone
Clear your schedule and order one of the city’s most iconic frozen treats from the O.G. Beverly storefront (Navy Pier is closed for the time being). Shop pre-packaged pints and quarts or hope that the five-layer cone doesn't melt in transit.
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Pretty Cool Ice Cream
Social distancing is a hell of a lot easier when your freezer is stocked with popsicles from Pretty Cool Ice Cream. Owner Dana Salls Cree is offering curbside pickup when you order ahead, with flavors like mango lassi and matcha berry.
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Margie’s Candies
Travel back in time when you swing by this Logan Square stalwart for takeout ice cream and handmade candies. The extra-thick shakes and malts are a Day One favorite, but nothing beats a classic hot fudge sundae with all the toppings.
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Black Dog Gelato
Goat cheese-flavored ice cream? At Black Dog Gelato, it works—thanks in part to dark caramel swirls and salted cashews. Shop anything-but-ordinary flavors on Uber Eats or stop by the Ukrainian Village shop—just be sure to wear a mask.
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Lockdown news you can use
Here’s what will reopen in Chicago in Phase 3, slated for early June.
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Chicago restaurants could reopen outdoor seating in early June—but bars will have to wait.
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When will Chicago reopen and what are the latest social distancing rules?
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These Chicago restaurants are hosting pop-up garden shops on their patios.
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Here’s what you can and can’t do outside in Chicago right now.
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Want to support out-of-work hospitality pros? Here’s how.
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Hero of the week
Let Barack and Michelle Obama handle bedtime tonight. The former president and first lady teamed up with the Chicago Public Library to record a reading of The Word Collector by author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. Watch the video and look out for more star-studded readings from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.
We don’t know who needs to hear this but…
You’re still allowed to take a lunch break, you know.
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