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Hub 51, Café Orchid, Steve’s Deli, Mexique

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Jerrod and R.J. Melman at Hub 51

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Hub 51
R. J. and Jerrod Melman may be the sons of Rich Melman, who has been on the scene for nearly 40 years, but their first restaurant cries out to a younger crowd. A weird mélange of sushi, Mexican, and American is ideal for the 20-something demographic, which R. J., 29, and Jerrod, 25, know well. “It’s the food that we like to go out to eat,” Jerrod says. For starters, the brothers recommend ordering house-baked Idaho potato chips with crispy rosemary and sage and romesco sauce before moving on to filet mignon steak tacos; for dessert, a homemade ice-cream bar. Child’s play? The somber urban décor and massive bar imply otherwise. 51 W. Hubbard St.; 312-828-0051. –Becca Milfeld

Photograph: Kendall Karmanian

 

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