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Morton’s The Steakhouse Ups the Ante on Hospitality

Morton’s The Steakhouse Morton’s The Steakhouse forges a new partnership with a downtown hotel . . With Chicago’s hotel scene at the best its ever been (and only getting hotter), one of the city’s most iconic steakhouses is getting in on the action with a new partnership. Morton’s The Steakhouse has been named the preferred […]

The West Loop is Chicago’s New Burger Capital

Chicago’s New Burger Capital . The West Loop has never been beefier, as more and more hot burger options pop up throughout the neighborhood. . The O.G.’s of the West Loop’s burger boom are Grange Hall Burger Bar and Au Cheval. The former is a modest, pastoral haven slinging homey fare you might expect to […]

St. Feuillien Trenchermen, DryHop’s Barrel-aged Premiere

St. Feuillien Trenchermen St. Feuillien  Trenchermen: Dining Chicago Weekday Planner: Weekday food and drink planner for Chicago: November 10-14. DryHop Releases Inaugural Barrel-aged Beer In other beer news, DryHop Brewers releases its first barrel-aged beer on November 11, which officially makes this coming Tuesday the best beer day of the week. At 6:00 p.m. on the […]

Happy Beefy Birthday, Chicago by Cut Steakhouse!

Happy Birthday Chicago! As with most 177th birthdays, they should be celebrated with steak and Cracker Jack sundaes. As the city of Chicago prepares to become incredibly old on March 4, Chicago Cut Steakhouse and The Local Chicago celebrate accordingly with some meaty, indulgent specials. Because when you’re that old, the diet goes out the window. The Windy City […]

Happy Beefy Birthday, Chicago by Cut Steakhouse!

In honor of Chicago’s 177th birthday, Chicago Cut Steakhouse and The Local Chicago show some love for the city in March with some very special specials. See Full Story

Saturday Brunch at III Forks Coming Soon Chicago Prime Steak Brunch

Chef Billy Caruso to Launch Midday Menu and Morning Cocktails  Saturdays, starting March 22 11 a.m.-3 p.m. III Forks Prime Steakhouse in Lakeshore East will begin Saturday steak brunch service on March 22. Chef Billy Caruso’s menu, outlined below, will feature Bread Pudding French Toast, Chicken & Waffles, New England Lobster Roll, Artichoke Benedict, Steak […]

The Saloon Steakhouse In Streeterville Has Closed After 22 Years

The place hummed along as a “The Go Steakhouse”  for locals. Last year some new talent moved into their 200 East Chestnut St. Seneca Hotel home. I was told that the Francesca’s next door was hurting their head count and the bottom line. Along with a surge of new Prime Steakhouses opening up around town. […]

BAVETTE’S BAR & BOEUF, giving its River North steakhouse counterparts a run for their money.

Leave it to New School restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff to invent a sexy, French-focused River North steakhouse. But Bavette’s is ultimately so much more, giving its River North steakhouse counterparts a run for their money. The spacious, bi-level eatery feels intimate with dimly lit rooms, mismatched reclaimed furniture and a sultry soundtrack that makes you want […]


Italian native Benny Siddu made a name for himself when he opened Volare Ristorante in the late 1990s. He followed that up in 2008 with the arrival of his eponymous eatery that’s considered a modern River North steakhouse. Benny’s Chop House features all the fine lines of what you’d expect from a classic steakhouse—fine-dining service, […]

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille’s First Chicago-Area Location

Perry’s Restaurants, a family-owned group of award-winning steakhouses, has opened an 11,000-square-foot location of its award-winning  Perry’s Steakhouse.  At the helm will be Chicago Super Star Steak Chef Borislav Kirzhner who for nine years wow’d customers at the Saloon Steakhouse in Streeterville near Downtown Chicago. Famous for its selection of butcher-fresh Prime beef and Chops, Perry’s is also known for its unexpected […]