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Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM

Steak News: First Look at STK

It's steak with a side of sex appeal at Chicago's forthcoming STK. With locations in sexy, vibrant cities like Las Vegas, Miami, and Los Angeles, STK has established a reputation as a sultry, sleek steakhouse geared towards a more feminine clientele. It's less in the realm of the burly, brusque steakhouses that populate Chicago and more akin to alluring hot downtown spots like Dolce Italian, Fig & Olive, and Celeste. As STK's Chicago debut happens, take an early look at the restaurant and what is soon to become the city's most glamorous new steak destination. 


STK Chicago rendering

ICRAVE studio was responsible for the meticulous design of the 13,000 square foot restaurant, located inside the Museum of Broadcast Communications building in River North.  With 210 seats, the contemporary haven contains a wine bar, a bistro, three private dining rooms, and a DJ booth, a stark departure from the classic steakhouse piano player. A large central bar anchors the dining room, while the ceiling is outfitted with fiberglass fins, bringing life and depth to this dynamic, unique space. Banquettes are shaped in semi-circles throughout the space, positioned specifically with intent to encourage mingling and socialization, as well as facilitate a natural "flow" of the restaurant. 

A wine bar area is to the left of the dining area, featuring an ebonized wood bar and timber accents. Alongside, you'll find private dining rooms through purple-tinted French doors. 


STK Chicago rendering

In preparation for opening, STK has launched a "Friends with Benefits" incentive, a program designed to build relationships with guests by providing exclusive offers, experiences, and access to upcoming openings in Chicago. People can sign up here.

STK is set to open later this summer. 

- Matt Kirouac

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