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

    Mastro Brothers’ new steakhouse serves Chicago.

     
    POSTED December 4, 2017
     
  • Restaurant Recommendation: 'Meat' and Eat at Steak 48

    Mastro Brothers’ new steakhouse serves Chicago.

     
    POSTED December 4, 2017
     
  • Restaurant Recommendation: 'Meat' and Eat at Steak 48

    Mastro Brothers’ new steakhouse serves Chicago.

     
    POSTED December 4, 2017
     

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. 

Gain insight from a professional who increased room block bookings by 30 percent over three years. 

 

Scott Castillo-Milburn, owner of mobile bartending service Classic Cocktails by Scott, developed this recipe last summer for a client who was looking for a bourbon-based drink that would feel seasonal and light for an evening party. The night ended with everyone who’d tried it asking for the recipe, and Castillo-Milburn has since replicated it at 10 events. He’s kept the drink a secret—until now. You can hire his company to create this drink for an event, create a new signature cocktail, or even obtain general liability or liquor liability insurance for your venue.  

 

Centrally located in Illinois, about a two and half hour drive from Chicago, the city of Peoria has many exciting developments happening this year. Here are three to put on your radar.

1. The rustic-themed Bearded Owl Brewing opened in January with a variety of unfiltered beers ranging from stouts to India pale ales to sours, using locally grown ingredients wherever possible. While it doesn’t have designated event space, the brewery makes for a good post-meeting gathering spot for a round of beers and various homemade soft pretzels.