Giuliana Rancic talks about RPM Steak

  • Giuliana Rancic at Naked Grape Wine's "Peel It Off to Give Back" event at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Saturday, April 6.
Giuliana Rancic at Naked Grape Wine's "Peel It Off to Give Back"…
April 10, 2013|By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink | RedEye

Giuliana and Bill Rancic made a move into the Chicago dining scene last year by pairing up with the Melman siblings (Hub 51, Paris Club) and chef Doug Psaltis to open RPM Italian. This fall or winter, the team plans to open another restaurant, RPM Steak, a few blocks away at 60 W. Kinzie St.

Giuliana Rancic was recently in Chicago on Saturday, April 6 for The Naked Grape Wine’s "Peel It Off to Give Back" event at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum benefitting nonprofit organization Clothes 4 Souls. Though we weren't able to meet with her at the event, she agreed to share a few teasers about RPM Steak via email. 

"We’re in the midst of nailing down details and have a lot of cool things up our sleeves. I can't give away all the secrets, but there will be some modern touches that will steer away from the traditional steakhouse model," she wrote.

As for the look of the restaurant, Rancic wrote: "We want to achieve the same level of sophistication in the design of RPM Steak. The vibe will be similar, but the restaurant will still have its own personality."

With recent talk of the Boka Group opening a steakhouse and Dineamic Group also pondering their own steakhouse concept after perfecting a 32-ounce aged porterhouse for Siena Tavern, it sounds like Chicago could soon see a crop of new-school steakhouses.

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