Sayonara, Vegetables! Yelp Chicago 'Burbs Elites have got meat on the mind and what better way to indulge than by devoting 4-days of events to America's Favorite Steakhouse at 4 different Longhorn Steakhouse locations in Chicagoland — a Steak-cation (Steak + vacation), if you will. Enter: Yelp's Chicagoland's Great American Steakation at Longhorn Steakhouse!
Back-to-back events kicked off in Orland Park, Schaumburg, Norridge, and finally Bolingbrook with 80 Elites getting to feast on beastly amounts of Wild West Shrimp, Grilled White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms before taking on the huge house Ranch Cobb Salad, only to move on to the main event: Choice of Bone-in Outlaw Ribeye, 8oz Renegade Sirloin, or the 7oz Flo's Filet paired with either Fresh Aparagus, Loaded Baked Potato, or Sweet Potato with cinnamon and brown sugar. The group finished off the evening with heaping helpings of the Very Berry Grilled Pound Cake and unforgettable Chocolate Stampede.
You can read all the rave reviews in full for each event right here:
And check out just a few of our favorites highlights from each night below.
"We ate unbelievable food, all so fresh and delicious. Mushrooms that I
would gladly have as roommates. Cobb salad that was out of this world
and a meal unto itself. Melt in your mouth steaks with made at the
table steak sauce were divine!" ~ Kathleen M
"Let's talk about steak baby, Let's talk about you and me, Let's talk
about all the good things and the bad things that may be…Let's talk
abouttt steaakkkk. What? No one else was singing that on the drive
home??" ~ Victoria H
"I will admit, I was a little bit iffy on what I was walking into before
getting there, Longhorn being a chain and all. I've had bad or mediocre
experiences at other chains, but the staff at Longhorn is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about
their product and brand. Whitney, one of the managers at the Schaumburg
location, took time to get to know us, make recommendations, and teach
us great things about cooking and seasoning steaks and all of the food is incredibly fresh and delicious, and the portions were HUGE." ~ Valerie W
"This may be my favorite Yelp event ever — and that is no small feat. Longhorn
could not have been better. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly,
attentive, and all around wonderful. The food was so damn good. They
even sent us home with parting gifts! (Spices so that we can try to
make our food at home taste half as good as theirs)." ~ Anne S
"I was always a huge fan of Long Horn and last night reminded me why. I typically get the Flo Filet but last night I got out of my comfort
zone and ordered the Outlaw Ribeye medium well.. and I've got three
words for you; SWEET BABY JESUS!! 18 ounces of pure bliss. Topped if off
with their special steak sauce and added some spicy sauce and it was
just dee-lish had a nice kick to it ." ~ Beatriz R
"So this was my very first Yelp event as a gluten-free gal. I ordered the rib-eye, as they encouraged stepping out of your comfort
zone. Gluten free (so without their seasoning), but hey! I could eat the
AMAZING sauce that was brought to our table in the form of a
presentation. The marbling. The flavoring. The tender, juicy, cooked to
perfection joy. Well played, Longhorn. Well played." ~ Chrissy W
At the end of the action and eats-packed evening, Elites were sent home with a package of Longhorn's special seasoning blends and a lucky few who were able to prove their bovine knowledge on the Longhorn quiz went home with a Longhorn Steakhouse signature cutlery set. Congrats to Julie O, Adam H, Janey Y, Anthony M, Angela P, and Aimee M on their big win!
A very special thanks to photographer & videographer Andres D,
who was the only man crazy enough to brave 4-night of beefy delights
with us Yelp Chicagoland-ers and Longhorn Steakhouse. You can check out all the magical meaty moments (thanks to the swift click of Andres' camera) right HERE and the video for all four nights right HERE.
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