My steakhouse skepticism runs deep. I love a good steak, but rarely want to endure the stuffiness of a traditional steakhouse that comes with it. In the past, there were only two reasons I'd visit a steakhouse: to take advantage of someone's generous expense account or if I was going on a date.
But when new steakhouses started to get buzz near my home in Chicago, I was hungry, and curious about what I was missing. A lot, apparently, I learned after eating at five of them.
I Ate at 5 Steakhouses and This Is What I Learned — The Great Steak Dinner