Growing my in the restaurant business, we were fortunate to host so many happy events for people. From birthdays to graduations and every other type of celebrations, Eli’s the Place for Steak was the annual place for so many Chicagoans and visitors to gather.

On this Saturday, February 10th at Eli’s, we had a great deal of Eli’s Magic, with Valentine’ Day Cookie Baking, a regular stream of customers for lunch and Valentine’s Day shopping and a birthday party for Nicole. Many of our guests todayshared a story of how important Eli’s has been in their lives with the celebration at Eli’s the Place for Steak of many special events with
Calves Liver Eli (yes, there was Liver Eli before Eli’s Cheesecake) and Eli’s Great Steaks.

As we think about our history in bringing joy to families, it was so great to have Nicole’s family share with me a photo taken six years ago at Eli’s Holiday Cookie Baking of me with then five year old Nicole and her brother Jake. When looking for a special place for her 11th birthday, Nicole and her family picked Eli’s. We are happy to see our tradition of bringing joy to families continue!