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Another Steakhouse Coming to River North, West Town's Gaudi Cafe Closes, More Intel

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Plus, a hot new rooftop starts brunch service and there's plenty of free doughnuts today

Steak 48 Houston rendering
Steak 48 Houston rendering
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—River North is getting yet another steakhouse. Curbed reports that a restaurant named Steak 48, owned by Mastro's founders Jeffrey and Michael Mastro (who sold their stake in the brand in 2013), is heading to an under-construction development at 615 N. Wabash. A Steak 48 is also slated to open imminently in Houston, according to its website, which doesn't mention the Chicago location.

Gaudi Cafe, the Mexican restaurant and coffee shop predecessor to Ukrainian Village's El Metroclosed for good in late May at 1147 W. Grand Ave. However, El Metro now serves Gaudi Cafe's menu alongside its own at 1959 W. Chicago Ave.

Raised, one of the season's new rooftop hotspots, is starting brunch service this Sunday at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel's terrace on Wacker and State. Drinks include large format Bloody Mary and Mimosa "toolboxes," three types of fries, Chicago-style lobster rolls, and bagel chips and lox. Read the full menu here.

—Food "holidays" are a dime a dozen, but there are a plethora of opportunities to snag free doughnuts today in honor of the "holiday" in its name. Doughnut Vault, Dat Donut, Stan's, Beavers Coffee + Donuts, and national chains are among them. Details here.

—Venerable tiny cocktail bar The Matchbox reopened yesterday after closing temporarily in early May.

—The annual Green City Market chef barbecue released its long list of participating restaurants, chefs, and beverage purveyors for the July 21 event in Lincoln Park. Many of Chicago's top spots are on board, including Heisler Hospitality's yet-to-open Bad Hunter. Full lineup is here and $125 tickets are available here.

El Metro

1959 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 666-6376 Visit Website


770 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60642 (312) 666-9292 Visit Website

Raised, an Urban Rooftop Bar

1 West Wacker Drive, , IL 60601 (312) 795-3444 Visit Website

Green City Market

1790 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 880-1266 Visit Website

Gaudi Café

1147 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 733-9528 Visit Website