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National Margarita Day, Arami Omakase, Mr. Brown’s Lounge

National Margarita Day at Tuco & Blondie Now here’s a food holiday we can get on board with. National Margarita Day takes place February 22, and in honor of the sacred occasion, Tuco & Blondie is celebrating with a special margarita flight. The flight contains three 4-oz. margaritas including the smoky Mezcal Margarita, the Black Cherry Margarita, […]

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Feb 16, 2018 05:58 AM
Chicago’s Best Restaurants This Week

Chicago’s Best Chicken Wings  Wings and the Super Bowl go together like eggnog and Christmas. Which is why now is an appropriate time to round up some of the best wings in Chicago, so you can feast your way around the city preparing for the big game. From classic wings to newfangled, here are some […]

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Jan 31, 2018 02:48 AM
Where to Eat on New Year’s Day 2018 in Chicago

Soothe your Champagne hangover on New Year’s Day Since you’ll more than likely be hungover from the previous night’s revelry, it’s of the utmost importance that you eat well on New Year’s Day. Plus there’s just something so fitting about starting the new year off with a sensational first meal. Here’s where to soothe your hungover […]

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Dec 30, 2017 07:21 AM

Sneak Peek at Chicago's Newest Steakhouse

2017 may not wind up being as steak-happy as the past couple years in Chicago, which saw a surge in new steakhouse openings like Swift & Sons, GT Prime and STK. But there’s always something new and beefy to look forward to. Case in point: Steak 48. The same folks behind famous Mastro’s Steakhouse (and Mastro’s Ocean Club) are at it again, this time with a new endeavor elsewhere in River North. Here’s everything you need to know right now about downtown’s next great steakhouse:


Steak 48
Steak 48 in Houston

The concept comes from Jeffrey and Mike Mastro, and their father Dennis Mastro. Along with partner Scott Troilo, the team is hard at work polishing up Steak 48 at 615 N. Wabash Ave., currently slated for a summer debut. The restaurant hails from Arizona-based Prime Steak Concepts, which also operates Dominick’s Steakhouse and Steak 44 in Phoenix, plus a Steak 48 outpost in Houston. 

When it opens in Chicago, the River North restaurant will feature an upscale, modern design with a sure-to-be-lively atmosphere and stylish decor. The two-story property clocks in at 12,000-sq.-ft., divvied into various intimate dining and drinking areas, as designed by Scottsdale-based Testani Design Troupe. Of note is an 800-sq.-ft. patio, a sprawling bar area and a floor-to-ceiling glass expo kitchen. Across the multiple dining rooms, Steak 48 will contain seating for up to 250 diners. 

Menu-wise, guests can expect a bit of a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse template, anchored by prime steaks like Wagyu beef and fresh seafood flown in daily. The menu will be outfitted with shareable small plates and sides, unique salads and desserts. The restaurant will even offer plentiful options for gluten-free diners and vegetarians. 

To drink, there’s a lengthy wine list featuring varietals from across the globe, with more than 50 available by the glass. Lots more by the bottle too, including an impressive reserve list. Steak 48 will also feature an in-depth craft cocktail and spirits program to round things out. 

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Neighborhoods: River North

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