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A’s List: Great Late-Night Fare Beyond Burgers & Pizza

There was a time when dining out after hours meant your only choices were burgers, greasy slices of pizza or burritos as big as your head. But as Chicago’s culinary landscape continues to evolve, it’s extended to the late-night crowd. These offerings from trendy and classic establishments are made from scratch, creative and certain to […]

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Oct 16, 2018 11:54 PM
Get into These New Fall Favorites

This season promises something exciting for all, whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back evening of cozy dining or flashy night on the town. Beef Wellington is served tableside at Mason. (Photo: Matthew Lowell) Found Hotel. The trendy River North hotel catering to younger travelers boasts two concepts: Mason steakhouse and Blind Dragon. The former pays homage […]

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Sep 25, 2018 05:20 AM
Where to Feast on Fried Chicken in Chicago

The sun is shining, the temperature is heating up and cravings for summery classics like fried chicken are at an all-time high, making it an apt time to round up some of Chicago’s finest variations of this all-American specialty. From new dishes to timeworn favorites, here’s where to get your fix right now. Feed: While […]

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Sep 08, 2018 10:26 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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