Trying to find a specific Chicago restaurant - hanging steaks?
I will be visiting Chicago in July and would like to take my uncle to a restaurant he visited a while ago that he loved. Unfortunately all he could remember was that they served great steaks and some were delivered to the table on hangers (perhaps the hangar steaks?) or holders that they dangled from. Evidently this was a unique feature of the restaurant and they were famous for it.
He was on a business trip so I'm guessing this restaurant was near downtown. I'm sorry I don't have any more information, or even know if this place still exists. Any ideas? It would make his trip.
His quote was "they brought steaks out on a display kind of thing, the hanger steak was hanging on little hooks. You just chose what you liked and ate it. It was really neat and delicious." I am assuming they were cooked.
It does sound like small bite. Sorry, I thought this would be a lot easier.
Sorry, MC. I've never heard of anything like that. I would actually hope that the hanging steaks weren't cooked before presentation. I'm not sure I'd want to eat some cooked piece of meat that had been hanging on a hook or device and paraded through the dining room before it landed on my plate.
I am interested in finding out who does that.
>> some were delivered to the table on hangers (perhaps the hangar steaks?)
Perhaps you were joking, but just FWIW, a hanger steak is a specific cut of beef, named because it is said to "hang" from the diaphragm of the steer. More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanger_s...
When I read your description, my first thought was Alinea, which serves a dish with pieces of food strung on a piece of piano wire, but I suspect that's not what you're referring to.