Grand Opening: Del Frisco’s Hits Oak Street

Upscale steakhouse takes over former Esquire Theatre space.

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is the latest player in Chicago's steak scene, taking over the old Esquire Theatre space at 58 E. Oak Street in the heart of the Gold Coast. Check out some of the scenes from the grand opening bash.
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Ribbing cutting ceremony with Monsignor Ken Velo, Co-Chairmen of Big Shoulders Fund (partnering charity), Troy Smith, General Manager of Del Frisco’s, the Honorable Brendan Reilly, Alderman 42nd Ward, Ray Kasperski, Regional Manager of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group; Josh Hale, President & CEO of Big Shoulders Fund.
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Guests Christina Celestino and Anthony Puisis.
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Ice sculpture pays homage to Esquire Theatre.
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Seafood served on ice at a long buffet table.
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Crab cakes.
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Guests Lindsey Gray and Jeneva Taylor.
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Letters spelling out Esquire displayed down the hall as guests walk in.
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Guests Nicole Tempesta and James Goeke
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Del Frisco's regional manager, Ray Kasperski and CEO, Mark Mednansky.
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The Gold Coast All Stars.
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Guests Kerry Bowler and Amy Vizek with Chef Anthony Rayes
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NBC's Larry Wert, Jon Doherty, Wendy Gallagher and Lou Canellis
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General Manager Troy Smith and guests
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Floor to ceiling wine cellar
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Guests were served chocolates as party favors on their way out the door
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Guests Benson Kelsey and Shannon Rawely
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Guests Christina Celestino and Anthony Puisis
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