• 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. 

You don't have to spend a fortune on a corporate outing to make a big impact. Texas-based Small Giants Community founder Paul Spiegelman’s corporate picnic at the Lonesome Dove Ranch was so inspiring, he wrote an article about it for Inc.com. “Oftentimes, employee perks are the fi rst cuts to improve margins,” Spiegelman writes. “Don’t do it. Here’s why.” 

 

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.

 

Break out the red-andwhite checkered tablecloths and paper lunch bags!