Summer recipe: Mix dining and shopping deals, add a beauty regime. Best served hot.
What: Order a burger and be entered into a daily drawing that awards winners one free burger per week for one year.
Why: BYO burger recipe and it might wind up on next year’s Burgerfest menu.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Thru Aug. 13.
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St., b/t Dearborn & State Sts. (312-645-6000).
Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar
What: Loop’s new Contemporary American spot does small plates, sandwiches, and steaks for the weekday biz crowd.
Why: Power lunch, here you come.
When: Mon.-Fri., Cafe to Go opens at 7 a.m.; restaurant opens at 11 a.m.
Where: 111 S. Wacker Dr., at Monroe Dr. (312-948-8240).
What: New waxing, threading, tinting, and skin-brightening spot from the creators of Nail Bar.
Why: Tweak yourself from head to toe.
When: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 2503 N. Lincoln Ave., at Altgeld St. (773-525-8746).
Soulistic Studio and Spa
What: Sweat it out in yoga, Pilates, hip-hop, boxing, and Capoeira classes.
Why: Be too hot to handle by fall.
When: Mon.-Sat.; see schedule for class times.
Where: 805 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Chicago Ave. (312-226-7685).
Beta Boutique Semiannual Stacked Rack Sale
What: A shopper’s paradise of jerseys and knits by Lara Miller, cotton tops and bottoms by Blake Standard, shoes by Kathryn Kerrigan, and more.
Why: Reduced $10 to $100, their rack is your rack.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1714 N. Damen Ave., 2nd flr., b/t Wabansia & St. Paul Sts.