If you're anything like us, you're already thinking about where you're going to eat in January. (Our December dinner reservations have been locked up for ages now.) An appropriate choice to usher in 2009 would be the perennially hip Nine Steakhouse, a West Loop hotspot that opened in 2000 (how's that for staying power?).
Throughout the year, Nine is featuring a three-course lunch special priced at $20.09 (how clever). The menu, which will change monthly, features the steakhouse's signature dishes. For January, chef Michael Shrader is offering a first course of lobster bisque or heirloom apple salad, an entree of an 8-ounce filet or halibut, and either chocolate bread pudding or an apple crisp for dessert.
Bookmark this page so that when January rolls around (seriously, it will be here before you know it), you'll at least have a lunch special to look forward to.