• Restaurant Recommendation: 'Meat' and Eat at Steak 48

    Mastro Brothers’ new steakhouse serves Chicago.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Restaurant Recommendation: 'Meat' and Eat at Steak 48

    Mastro Brothers’ new steakhouse serves Chicago.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Restaurant Recommendation: 'Meat' and Eat at Steak 48

    Mastro Brothers’ new steakhouse serves Chicago.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

As winter approaches, a new prime-cut steakhouse is heating up the grills, providing guests with filling meals and an upscale spot for meetings. Steak 48 is now open in the River North neighborhood, the latest venture from the famed Mastro family. The bi-level space encompasses 12,000 square feet and offers 450 seats in total, accommodating both full restaurant buyouts and more intimate group settings. Options include an 800-square-foot outdoor patio with two fireplaces, a bar on each level and multiple dining room “suites” that offer semiprivate space. Executive chef Brian Key (Gibson’s, Weber Grill) prepares USDA prime steaks with eight unique toppings, as well as chops, seafood and shellfish and unique appetizers and side dishes that are sourced locally when possible. 

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast.

 

By training her team to view every guest as an individual, Catherine Mrowiec is changing the impersonal perception of large hotels.

 

Our server placed the dish of kimchi on our table, and I took a deep breath. Could I do it? Could I stomach a bite?

My husband and I were dining at bellyQ for the first time last week, and I’ll admit, it was a little out of my comfort zone. While we certainly enjoy Chicago’s incredible and diverse food scene, Korean barbecue is a cuisine we were unfamiliar with.