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Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

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Dec 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes Mezcal Dinner at Mi Tocaya Antojeria Wine dinners and beer dinners are a commonplace occurrence around these parts, but mezcal dinners? That’s something pretty new and enticing. At the buzzy Mi Tocaya Antojeria in Logan Square, chef Diana Davila is hosting a series of mezcal dinners this winter, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 02:35 AM
Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 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
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
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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