Anyone who spent time in the City with Big Shoulders forty years ago and more probably remembers the bone trucks.
Living near the Union Stockyards wasn't a prerequisite to catching sight of one. They rumbled through every Chicago neighborhood on their way to the soap factories. In the summer, the miasma they created was tangible hours after the truck's grinding gears faded out of earshot.
Unpleasant aromas notwithstanding, they were accepted as the byproduct of the cultivation of the collective Midwest palate by the Swift and Armour dynasties.
The stockyards, paean to hogs and beef on the hoof, closed in 1971, but the expectations they created in Heartland consumers for a good piece of meat are alive and well today.
To meet those expectations and satisfy those carnivorous cravings, chop houses abound and each one has the perfect take on steak.
Sink your teeth into the offerings from these joints that sizzle.
Celebrate this Father’s Day at all Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar locations with a special three-course brunch menu. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 15, guests can enjoy a choice of the Prime Rib with a Trio of Sauces, Fleming’s Signature Eggs Benedict, Prime Rib Hash or Baked Brioche French Toast layered in vanilla and orange custard with choice of appetizer and dessert for $39.95 per person. In addition, each dad will receive a $25 dining card valid for a future visit.
Fathers can take a break from their grilling duties this Father’s Day at Weber Grill Restaurant locations all day June 15. The Father's Day menu includes The Ultimate Backyard Burger for $14, Cedar Plank Grilled BBQ Atlantic Salmon for $24, The Cowboy Rib Eye for $38, the St. Louis Pork Steak for $20, and the Grill-seared T-bone Steak for $40.