By Zach Boblitt, News Director
A Macomb mainstay is up for a major award.
The Red Ox is in the top 10 for the “Quest for Illinois’ Best Steak” Contest.
The eatery is famed for its ugly steak.
Mark Meng, the owner of the Red Ox, bought the business from Carol Gardner in March.
Meng says he bought the restaurant because of the ugly steak.
Lynn Gustafson has worked for The Red Ox for 34 years as the chef.
She says the reason their steaks are so good is because they are fresh and choice.
The voting will continue until August 15th.
The winner will be announced during Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair on August 18th.