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.
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 has been through a lot since 1837, might as well let loose with some inspired comfort foods.
Nothing says “happy birthday!” quite like bone-in rib-eye and gelato, right? Chicago Cut’s signature bone-in rib-eye is the perfect celebration for Chicago, a city that unabashedly loves its steak. Dry-aged and butchered in-house, the masterful meat will be available at both Chicago Cut and The Local Chicago on March 4 for $54 per serving. Since Chicago not only loves steak, but lays claim to the invention of Cracker Jacks, the restaurants have teamed up withn Black Dog Gelato to create a very special sundae. Because presumably inflamed birthday cakes are still a touchy subject for a city that once went up in flames. The local gelato purveyor is whipping up Cracker Jack gelato, used to create buttery, caramel-y sundaes for $10 each.
In addition to special steaks and sundaes, Chicago Cut and The Local Chicago will be doling out Chicago flag pins to customers on March 4. Don’t forget to sing.
Chicago (i/ʃɪˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃɪˈkɔːɡoʊ/) is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles. With 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in both the U.S. state of Illinois and the American Midwest. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called Chicagoland, is home to 9.5 million people and is the third-largest in the United States.Chicago is the seat of Cook County, although a small part of the city extends into DuPage County.
Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and experienced rapid growth in the mid-nineteenth century. Today, the city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation, with O’Hare International Airport being the second-busiest airport in the world; it also has the largest number of U.S. highways, and railroad freight entering its region. In 2010, Chicago was listed as an alpha+ global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranks seventh in the world in the 2012Global Cities Index. As of 2012, Chicago had the third largest gross metropolitan product in the United States, after the New York City and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, at a sum of US$571 billion.
In 2012, Chicago hosted 46.37 million international and domestic visitors, an overall visitation record. Chicago’s cultureincludes contributions to the visual arts, novels, film, theater, especially improvisational comedy, and music, particularly jazz,blues, soul, and the creation of house music. The city has many nicknames, which reflect the impressions and opinions about historical and contemporary Chicago. The best-known include the “Windy City” and “Second City.” Chicago has professional sports teams in each of the major professional leagues.